23rd August 2021. KurganMashZavod PJSC (of High-Precision Systems JSC being part of Rostec State Corporation) intends to design a family of armored combat vehicles on the basis of Kurganets-25 IFV, as TASS learned from the press office of High-Precision Systems in the course of the Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum.

“Being a universal platform, Kurganets-25 can bear varying weapons and systems, provided they are suitable for the сhassis in terms of their dimensions and weight. For instance, Kurganets-25 can be turned into a self-propelled artillery vehicle or a vehicle serving the staff, reconnaissance or NBC defense purposes.

According to High-Precision Systems, the design process of the Kurganets-25 family fully meets the schedule. “All processes relating to Kurganets-25 are controlled by the Ministry of Defense as the product owner. We comply with our designing obligations, <…> as determined by applicable documentation,” says the press office.

Kurganets-25 is viewed as a promising infantry fighting vehicle for Russia’s Armed Forces. The armored personnel carrier has been designed by the Special Design Bureau for Machine Engineering (SKBM) and Kurganmashzavod company, which are part of the High Presision Weapons Holding. The special-purpose camouflage has been developed by the 2050.LAB National Center for Industrial Design and Innovations.

The Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum is hosted by the near-Moscow town of Kubinka, from August 22 to August 28, 2021.

High Precision Weapons Scientific Production Association JSC was founded in 2009 to consolidate scientific and engineering capabilities of a group of specialized companies in order to design, based on innovations and engineering upgrades of the manufacturing facilities, armaments, military and special-purpose equipment (AMSE) that are present in the area of high-precision weapons and capabilities for tactical combat operations. The company is a part of the Rostec State Corporation.

Rostec Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It incorporates over 800 research institutions and companies in 60 regions of Russia. Core areas of business include aircraft engineering and manufacturing, radio electronics, healthcare technology, innovative materials, etc. The corporation portfolio also comprises such famous brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov Group, etc. Rostec is proactively involved in the implementation of all twelve National Projects. The company is a key supplier of the Smart City technology and is involved in digitizing public administration, industrial manufacturing, and social sector; it is also developing plans for the rollout of 5G wireless technology, industrial internet of things, big data, and block chain systems. Rostec acts as a partner of such leading global manufacturers as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, and others. Products of the corporation are supplied to over 100 countries. Almost one third of the company’s revenues comes from exporting high-tech products.