Also, special assignment units of the Airborne Troops are getting new light armored cross-country vehicles for cruising unknown terrain. "These vehicles can be airlifted for supporting the operations of specialized forces and for airdropping."
The BTR-82A is a substantially modernized Russian armored personnel carrier. Compared with the original model, it has a much higher degree of protection and a new radio station with TRONA-1 topographic navigation system and satellite channels for obtaining navigational data is installed on it.
The APC’s firepower has been boosted substantially, too.
The vehicle has a 30 mm gun and a 7.62 mm caliber machinegun.