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​russians to Create EW Vehicle Based on New Amphibious Vehicle, Inspired by LuAZ-967

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russian Volnorez electronic warfare system / Open source photo
russian Volnorez electronic warfare system / Open source photo

russians plan to arm this vehicle with their Volnorez system, and use it as a carrier for a group of FPV-drones in the future

russians want to create signals intelligence and electronic warfare vehicle on the basis of their future amphibious vehicle. This is reported by russian propaganda media with reference to one of the developers of the Volnorez electronic warfare system, which is to become the basis for the future vehicle.

This electronic warfare vehicle will be based on the chassis of all-terrain amphibious vehicle called the Triton. About its creation became known earlier this year. It was announced about the assembly of a prototype. It should be tested in May-July this year, and the plan is to produce 500 units per year. russians say that the prototype is being created "based on the LuAZ-967 chassis.

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russians to Create EW Vehicle Based on New Amphibious Vehicle, Inspired by LuAZ-967, Defense Express
LuAZ-967 amphibious vehicle / Open source illustrative photo

Occupiers consider these vehicles to be an "effective option for forcing rivers" when groups of 50 small amphibious vehicles with a crew of five people each are deployed with the support of artillery and aviation. russians tell about the Triton's "ability to enter the water from a low cliff without losing buoyancy."

The vehicle should have a load capacity of 1.5 tons on water and one ton on soil. Its price with a gasoline engine is announced at 2.4 million rubles, with a diesel engine - 2.9 million rubles. Invaders say that, "for the price of one armored personnel carrier, it is possible to buy ten Tritons.

russians position their new development as a vehicle that will monitor any frontline areas, cover advancing units, evacuation teams, support rotation, etc. As a promising option, it is considered that this electronic warfare vehicle can theoretically be a carrier of a group of FPV-drones.

russians to Create EW Vehicle Based on New Amphibious Vehicle, Inspired by LuAZ-967, Defense Express
russian Volnorez electronic warfare system / Open source photo

It is currently unknown when exactly such a vehicle might appear in the occupation army. However, russians want to demonstrate a prototype of the Triton vehicle at Army-2024 forum in August this year.

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