Russia to Unveil Latest Bumerang Combat Vehicle
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Russia to Unveil Latest Bumerang Combat Vehicle

By IndraStra Global News Team

Image Attribute: The file image of Bumerang APC / Source: Dmitriy Fomin from Moscow, Russia

Image Attribute: The file image of Bumerang APC / Source: Dmitriy Fomin from Moscow, Russia

On June 18, 2021, Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport announced that it will demonstrate the latest Bumerang infantry fighting vehicle for the first time at the MILEX 2021 international arms show in Belarus on June 23-26. MILEX 2021 is Belarus’s largest defense show.


"At the MILEX 2021 arms show, Russian defense enterprises will feature more than 20 models, which Rosoboronexport has offered to the world market over the past year. In addition to the reconnaissance/strike version of the Orion drone, they include the Antey-4000 anti-aircraft missile system, the upgraded 203 mm Malka self-propelled gun, a versatile armored engineering vehicle, an armored personnel carrier, and an infantry fighting vehicle based on the Bumerang platform. These models will be showcased in Belarus for the first time," the press office quoted Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev as saying.


"Rosoboronexport is able with its unique status to synchronize the supply of weapons and special equipment with training both at industrial enterprises and using the Russian Ministry of Defense’s capabilities to provide other services in this area, while optimizing various, including logistics, costs," the chief executive said.


Image Attribute: Rear view of the Bumerang with the two waterjets visible / Source: Dmitriy Fomin from Moscow, Russia

Image Attribute: Rear view of the Bumerang with the two waterjets visible / Source: Dmitriy Fomin from Moscow, Russia


The Bumerang is the latest standardized wheeled armored platform for multiservice forces developed by the Military Industrial Company. The platform was used as the basis for developing the K-17 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) unveiled to the public at the Victory Day Parade on Moscow’s Red Square in 2015, and also the K-16 armored personnel carrier.


The K-17 infantry fighting vehicle’s baseline version is outfitted with the Epokha combat module with a 30 mm automatic gun and a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun and the Kornet anti-tank missile system. The K-16 armored personnel carrier is armed with a combat module with a 12.7 mm machine gun.


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