Uzbekistan Parades Recently Acquired Taifun-K MRAPs

The Uzbek armed forces displayed their new Russian-made Taifun-K K-53949 4×4 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles at a military parade held on 5 May at the Chirchik range in Uzbekistan’s northeastern Tashkent Region. Four of these MRAPs were paraded in the baseline configuration without any armament or remotely operated weapon stations...

The Uzbek armed forces displayed their new Russian-made Taifun-K K-53949 4×4 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles at a military parade held on 5 May at the Chirchik range in Uzbekistan’s northeastern Tashkent Region.

The Uzbek military displayed recently acquired Taifun-K K-53949 MRAPs during a parade held on 5 May. (Via uznewstv24)
The Uzbek military displayed recently acquired Taifun-K K-53949 MRAPs during a parade held on 5 May. (Via uznewstv24)

Four of these MRAPs were paraded in the baseline configuration without any armament or remotely operated weapon stations (ROWSs).

A Russian military-diplomatic source told Jane’s that Uzbekistan has become the first foreign operator of these vehicles. “The country has received a batch of no less than five Taifun-K MRAPs that will be operated by Uzbek airborne troops and, probably, special forces. We do not rule out the possibility of equipping those platforms with Russian-designed weapons or ROWSs,” said the source, without providing further details.

Source: www.janes.com