Russia developing armoured vehicles capable of swimming at 37 mph

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Russia is developing new armoured vehicles that, at about 37 miles per hour, can move in the water six times faster than current models, Industrial Director of the Rostec’s Armament Cluster Sergey Abramov said.

“The companies of the Vysokotochnye Kompleksy holding have begun work on the vehicle that will be able to reach the speed of 60 kilometres per hour [about 37 miles per hour] in the water,” Abramov told Sputnik at the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2019.

The BMP-ZF vehicle can move at a maximum speed of 6 miles per hour (10 km/h) in the water.



The 5th Army-2019 forum, which showcases modern arms and military equipment, started on Tuesday and will run through Sunday.