Then defense Ministry has adopted a new two-tier all-terrain vehicle GAZ-3344-20 “Aleut”, able to operate in conditions of severe frost. As writes Jane’s, a total of 123 military ordered a new machine, the first of which is already delivered to the troops. Trial operation of snow was carried out from 2019.
Still in service with stood two-tier conveyor DT-10 and DT-30, developed in the USSR for development of the far North, Siberia and the Far East. These machines are designed to move through the swamps, virgin snow, wooded area at an ambient temperature from -50 to 40 degrees Celsius.
Development of the conveyor-vehicle GAZ-3344-20 was conducted for the Ministry of defense of since mid-2010 years. This machine should be an easy alternative to the average DT-10 (total weight up to 37 tons) and heavy DT-30 (weight 59 tons). “Aleut” is able to operate at temperatures from -50 to 40 degrees Celsius
Two-tier conveyor has a total weight of 11.2 tons. The machine, created by Zavolzhsky factory of caterpillar tractors, capable of carrying loads of up to 2.5 tons. “Aleut” is equipped with a diesel engine capacity of 240 horsepower and capable of speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour. The range of the vehicle is 800 kilometers.
In the first link “Aleut” it can carry 500 kilograms of cargo, and the second — 2 tons. In the first link is the cabin for five people and engine-transmission compartment. The second link may have different configurations, including the option to carry up to 15 Marines, fire module, a cargo module and a technical assistance.
In 2015, then Corporation “Uralvagonzavod” engaged in the development of two-armored vehicles “Arctic”, designed for operation in Northern latitudes. A two-tier scheme, the company was chosen because it shows the best throughput, especially in boggy and snowy areas.