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Armored personnel carrier


The BTR-94 APC is fitted with ground and air detection radar and can be used as a scout vehicle

Entered service 2000
Crew 3 men
Personnel 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 14 t
Length 7.65 m
Width 2.9 m
Height 2.8 m
Main gun 2 x 23-mm
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Ammunition load
Main gun 200 rounds
Machine guns 2 000 rounds
Engine diesel
Engine power 300 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 800 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 2 m
Fording Amphibious


   The BTR-94 armored personnel carrier was developed in Ukraine in the late 1990s. It is essentially a Soviet BTR-80 APC with some upgrades. Jordan ordered 50 of these APCs in 1997. Deliveries commenced in 2000. However in 2004 Jordan donated all BTR-94s to Iraq, probably because of failures.

   The BTR-94 APC is fitted with new BAU-23x2 remotely controlled weapon station, armed with twin 23-mm guns of the ZU-23-2 towed anti-aircraft gun and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. The 23-mm guns have effective range of 2 000 meters. This armored personnel carrier can engage both ground and low-flying air targets. The BTR-94 is superior in terms of firepower to its predecessor, armed with a 14.5-mm machine gun. It is worth mentioning that the BAU-23x2 weapon station can be fitted to other 6x6 or 8x8 armored vehicles. It was tested on Ukrainian BTR-70 and South African Ratel armored personnel carriers.

   Additionally the BTR-94 is fitted with ground and air detection radar and can be used as a scout vehicle, conducting radar and optronic reconnaissance of ground and air targets. This radar has a range of 20 km against ground targets and 30 km against air targets. Vehicle has a datalink, which transfers data to higher headquarters. Night vision, observation and targeting systems have also been improved.

   Front armor of the BTR-94 provides protection against 12.7-mm rounds. All-round protection is against 7.62-mm rounds and artillery shell splinters. Interior of this armored vehicle is lined with a Kevlar liner, which prevents spalling.

   This APC has a crew of three, including commander, gunner and driver. It provides seating for up to 10 fully equipped infantrymen. There are numerous firing ports provided for the troops. Occupants enter via side doors or roof hatches.

   The BTR-94 is powered by a multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 300 hp. This APC has 8x8 wheel drive configuration. It has a central tyre inflation system, so the tyre pressure can be adjusted on the move from the driver's station. Vehicle is fully amphibious.

   In 2000 a BTR-3U armored personnel carrier was developed in Ukraine. It is similar to the BTR-94, however it has a number of improvements and received more export orders. The BTR-3U is armed with a single 30-mm cannon.






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