The interlocutor of TASS reported that within the framework of the first batch five samples from the Platform-O family will be received by the Armed Forces
MOSCOW, March 7th. / TASS /. Domestic highly mobile chassis, created in the framework of the Platform-O development work, in particular for the Topol-M and Yars missile systems, have been adopted by the Russian army. This was announced on Thursday Tass source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.
"On the recommendation of the state commission, in view of the successful completion of state tests, the Platform-O family of highly mobile modular chassis has been accepted for supply by the Armed Forces," the agency’s source said.
At present, Topol-M and Yars mobile soil missile systems use Belarusian multi-axle chassis manufactured by the Minsk plant of wheeled tractors (MZKT).
The source said that within the framework of the first batch, five samples from the Platform-O family, developed by KamAZ PJSC and manufactured at Remdiesel JSC, will be received by the Armed Forces. Including three cars with a carrying capacity of 25, 50 and 85 tons with 8x8, 12x12 and 16x16 wheel formulas, as well as heavy truck and ballast towers (8x8) for transporting heavy vehicles weighing up to 165 tons and towing trailed systems and airplanes up to 400 tons.
"Platform-O" is equipped with electric motors for each wheel, does not have a clutch, gearbox, transfer case, drive shafts, differentials, which seriously reduces its weight. The machine has a mode of the so-called crab course: all wheels turn in one direction, which allows you to move almost sideways. The newest chassis was shown on a dynamic display during the exhibition "Army-2018".
Earlier it was reported that during the production of unified "Platform-O" for 10 years, there will be a gradual transition from the machines produced at MZKT.