A New Amphibious 6X6 Armored Vehicle to Replace the BRDM-2 in Polish Army Service

A New Amphibious 6X6 Armored Vehicle to Replace the BRDM-2 in Polish Army Service image
June 1, 2015 | Source: Defense Update

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) is teaming with the Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA (PGZ) through its subsidiary Obrum sp. z o.o. to develop a new wheeled vehicle designed to replace hundreds of Russian made BRDM-2 armored vehicles currently in service with the Polish military.

Currently in the early design phase, the new amphibious 6×6 wheeled armoured vehicle will be tailored to address the Polish Army requirement for light armoured reconnaissance vehicle, as defined by the LOTR procurement programme.

Fully amphibious, the LOTR will feature a high level of protection and an attractive payload-to-total weight ratio. With a Gross Vehicle Weight of up to 20 tonnes, the new vehicle will have a carrying capacity of 3.5 tonnes, opening up a wide variety of options during reconnaissance missions and other military operations. Design and development of the LOTR will take special account of experience gained in current asymmetric conflicts, the first vehicle of its kind to do so. It is slated to replace the Soviet-era BRDM-2 still in service with the Polish Army.

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