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The BTR-94 Armored Personnel Carrier (on the basis of BTR-80 armored carriers) is an amphibious multipurpose armored vehicle, which has effective missile-gun and machine gun armament and heavy-duty power unit. The BTR-94 is intended for accompishment of the delivery of mechanized infantery personnel to the battle field; provision of fire support with personnel small arms. It can destroy with turret weapons ground targets such as artillery batteries, armored vehicles, field fortifications, strong points and launchers. It can also combat enemy living force who disperse on large area of plain or highlands, and low-flying air targets. It can conduct radar and optronic reconnaissance of ground and air targets by its own instruments.

The BTR-90 is for use as a combination armored personnel carrier and scout vehicle. In this role, the BTR-94's turret is somewhat larger and armed with a ZU-23-2 twin 23mm autocannon and a coaxial PKT machinegun. In addition, the turret has mounted on it a combination ground surveillance/air surveillance radar with a range of up to 20 km against ground targets and 30 km against aerial targets. The night vision suite has been improved, and a video camera system with a data link to higher headquarters has been added. The guns are equipped with a laser rangefinder that also doubles as a laser designator. The engine has been upgraded to a multifuel type.

The multipurpose armament provides heavy destruction ability of personnel, armored and fortified land-based sites and low-flying air-borne targets. The heavy-duty power unit on the base of the multi-fuel diesel engine provides high speed and manoeuvrability of the combat vehicle. The internal hull and turret Kevlar liner provides the additional protection of crew, troops and internal equipment against bullets and fragments, ensures high temperature proof even being attacked by enemy with incendiary ammunition and mixtures.

In 1997, Jordan purchased Ukrainian armored personnal carriers from Jordan. They consisted of an order of 50 BTR-94 armored vehicles. The contract to supply the weaponry was signed early 1999 with Ukrspetsexport mediation and completed in February 2000. Ukraine supplied 50 BTR-94 personnel carriers to Jordan in February of 2000, and has recently signed a contract to supply spare part for this equipment.

In mid-2000 the state-run Bronetechnika Ukrayiny (Ukraine's Armor) concern was negotiating with Jordan to set up a joint company for the production, modernization and repair of military equipment in the countries of the Middle East. The proposed Ukrainian-Jordanian JVC may open the door for the Malyshev Plant's entry to Middle Eastern markets

The state-run producer of tanks, the Malyshev plant filed charges with the arbitration court against the state-run company for the export and import of military and special purpose goods and services, Ukrspetsexport, demanding it to compensate UAH 12 million in losses. The Malyshev Tank Plant director Hryhory Maliuk stated that the Malyshev plant was forced to sue Ukrspetsexport because the latter had failed within 1.5 years to repay US$ 1.35 million it owes the plant for the delivery of 50 BTR-94 personnel carriers to Jordan. Under the terms of the contract, Ukrspetsexport had to pay the plant within 2 months following the fulfillment of the contract.

Type of combat vehicle 8x8 wheels configuration
Combat crew, men 3
Carriedt personnel, men 10
- turret gun mount 23-mm two-barrel gun ZU-23-2
- turret machine gun mount 7.62 PKT machine gun
- turret radar Ground and air detection radar GR-133 type
Weightl, kg 14000
Power-to-weight-ratio, hp/t 20.5
Fuel capacity,   Itr 300(150x2)
Fuel endurance, km
- on highway 800
- on mud road 250...300

1. Upgraded observation and targeting devices
2. Target illumination device
3. 7.62-mm PKT machine gun
4. 23-mm two-barrel gun
5. Radar antenna for ground and air targets detection
6 . Multyfuel diesel powerpack with increased power

Overall dimensions

Length, mm 7650
Width, mm 2900
Height, mm 2800
Track, mm 2410
Clearance, mm 475
Angle of approach 40
Angle of departure 30
Cross-country ability
Minimum ground pressure, kgf/cm2
- with wheel air pressure 30 kgf/cm2 3.8
- with wheel air pressure 0.5 kgf/cm2 2.4
Max speed, km/h
- on highway - no less 80 ..90
- afloat - no less 9...10
Average speed on mud road, km/h 30 .50
Minimum diameter of gyration on ground, m 13
Minimum diameter of gyration afloat on speed 6-7 km/h, m 20
- angle of entrance in water 25
- angle of departure from water 15
Max height of wave, m 0.75

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