Northern Fleet service personnel learn to drive new Aleuts
The Northern Fleet detached motorized rifle brigade held its first lesson on driving the new GAZ-3344-20 Aleut amphibious articulated all-terrain vehicles at a shooting range in the Murmansk Region.
These unique tracked vehicles can take on high drifts and steep slopes and can be easily driven like cars.
"This new technology is proving to be very good. Our driver-mechanics noted excellent off-road ability, maneuverability and ease of control," the Ministry of Defense reported.
The multipurpose Aleut can carry a whole platoon, while the second module can easily be turned into a carrier. There is enough power and traction to transport 2.5 tons of cargo. And all this can be done at a temperature of —50 degrees Celsius.
All-terrain vehicles that can easily drive through snow and swamps were sent to the Northern Fleet motorized rifle brigade earlier this year. Before practical driving, the driver-mechanics listened to the lessons on mastering the new vehicles. Both contract service personnel and conscript personnel underwent this special training.