Russia to Supply UAE with AU-220M Automatic Turret
Russia will integrate its AU-220M automatic turret with an armored vehicle built by the United Arab Emirates. This was envisaged by a memorandum signed by Russia’s Rosoboronexport and UAE’s Emirates Defence Technology during the IDEX 2015 international exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
The document was signed by Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Igor Sevastyanov and Emirates Defence Technology CEO Mohamed Al Suwaidi.
It should be noted that the AU-220M module is designed for armored vehicles, both new and undergoing modernization. The naval version of the module is capable of hitting targets on land, air and sea, with a horizontal range of 12 kilometers and a vertical range of 8 kilometers. The module will be integrated with an 8×8 platform produced by EDT, presumably the Enigma Armored Modular Fighting Vehicle. The AU-220M is manufactured by the Burevestnik Central Research Institute.