Many people attending the 75th Victory Day celebration posted photos and videos on social media of the moment when Russia’s latest Bumerang armored vehicle caught fire.
According to the Defense Blog, the latest Bumerang armored vehicle caught fire during the 75th Victory Day parade held at Red Square in Moscow yesterday.
Many attendees at the ceremony posted photos and videos on Twitter, recording the moment when the latest Russian combat vehicle caught fire.
Bumerang is developed and manufactured by the Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya (VPK) factory. It has a modern design, good armor, powerful weapons system to replace the role of the legendary BTR armored vehicle.
Compared to the previous BTR, Bumerang has an engine system placed in the front, to increase the space used inside the vehicle. The auto weapon module is fitted at the rear. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 95km/h on road and 15km/h when amphibious, a range of 600 km.
Bumerang is used as a platform for Russia to develop K-16 APC and K-17 IFV. The vehicle was first introduced to the public at the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany on Red Square in Moscow in 2015.
The main firepower on the Bumerang is varied, usually the weapon modules depending on the mission. Among these are the most powerful module B05Ya01 Berezhok, with a 30mm 2A42 main gun. There is also a 7.62mm PKT/PKTM coaxial machine gun, 4 Kornet-E 9M133 anti-tank missiles, 1 AG-30 grenade launcher and 6 902B Tucha smoke discharger.
This new type of modular combat vehicle is the pride of the Russian defense industry. Moscow has also begun promoting the export of armored fighting vehicles based on the Bumerang platform.
In April 2020, CEO of Russian arms import and export corporation Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheyev, said that Moscow’s goal in the near future is to achieve sales of about $1 billion, in contracts to sell Bumerang vehicles to foreign partners.
According to Alexander Mikheyev, several countries in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia and partners of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have expressed interest in Russian Bumerang APC.