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Watch in the video below about the new Russian unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that has been unveiled at the Army 2016 military technical forum.
Designated as an unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV), the Vikhr (Whirlwind) is based on the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).
“The fully modular combat UCGV is based on the BMP-3, as this IFV features a reliable and easy-to-maintain chassis. However, it can be integrated with other types of armoured combat vehicles with a combat weight of 7-15 tonnes, for instance, modified BMP-1 and BMP-2 IFVs, Ural heavy trucks, or BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers [APCs],” an industry source told IHS Jane’s . He added that Vikhr is intended for fire support and combat reconnaissance on the battlefield.
The vehicle is equipped with an advanced remote-control sensor package device that includes electo-optic suite an automatic target tracking device, a laser rangefinder, a thermal imager, and a ballistic computer.
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