The family of highly-protected armored cars Typhoon, already known among Russian customers, this year will be presented by K-4386 Typhoon-VDV, K-53949 Typhoon 4x4, and a new prototype of medical armored car.
According to the company’s officials, the project of airborne car K-4386 is an advanced model K-53949 designed by JSC Special Automobiles. The air-dropped Typhoon has already passed manufacturer’s trials and will debut for wide audience.
"Basic systems and chassis of these cars are unified. However, there are serious differences. K-4386 is a hull vehicle, in contrast to the frame design of K-53949", the Remdiesel spokesman told Mil.Today.Designers say the ‘hull vehicle’ concept has considerably reduced the curb weight and car dimensions. That helps to increase carrying capacity, mount heavier weapons and other systems. Lighter weight improves the off-road performance.
Medical armored car is designed for evacuation of wounded personnel from the battlefield; it is based on the 10-seat K-53949 under the Linza research project. Designers say the car would speed up timely medical assistance within the first post-wound hour, which would raise the chances of survival.
"This goes in line with our company’s basic concept, to protect soldiers’ lives. But now, in addition to passive ballistic and anti-mine protection of our cars, we contribute to the life-saving component by ensuring fast evacuation from the battlefield", added the Remdiesel officials.Another innovation is the K-53958 Tornado multirole chassis. Cars of this family are capable to carry wide range of payloads from 8 to 30 tons.
"Besides, this is a milestone in the crew protection. The cabin may be single- or double-row, the Remdiesel’s representative told Mil.Today. The company press service said the vehicle’s designing was held proactively in cooperation with Tula-based instrument Design Bureau, but "under certain control of defense ministry" though.
JSC Remdiesel was established in 1978 in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan. It is Russia’s largest specialized company providing the military with the full life cycle of special-purpose vehicles, including concept and designing, production, technical supervision while operation, capital overhaul, and disposal of wheeled and tracked vehicles.
JSC Remdiesel produces the Typhoon and Vystrel car families, and works on prospective special vehicles under the Platforma and Tornado projects. Meanwhile, Typhoons have already proved themselves in Syria. Since 2009, JSC Remdiesel is the only defense ministry’s contractor providing full life cycle of KAMAZ, MZKT, MTLB and other vehicles based on the same.