BTR-90 (GAZ-5923) is an 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier developed in Russia, designed in 1993 and first shown publicly in 1994. It is a larger version of the BTR-80 vehicle, fitted with a BMP-2 turret. Armour protection is improved compared with the BTR-80, giving protection from 14.5 mm projectiles over the frontal arc.
It is armed with a 2A42 30 mm auto cannon, coaxial 7.62 mm PKT machine gun, AT-5 Spandrel ATGM, as well as a AGS-17 30 mm automatic grenade launcher. Limited numbers have been produced and are in service with Russian Internal Troops.
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