The 140 Repair Plant Joint Stock Company (JSC) of Belarus has completed the first example of the Cayman, which the company describes as a mobile armoured transport vehicle (MATV).
From its appearance this is based on a modified Russian 4x4 BRDM-2 amphibious scout car, or uses components from this vehicle which were developed more than 50 years ago but are still deployed by many countries.
The Cayman mobile armoured transport vehicle clearly showing the low-profile hull.Photo by: 140 Repair Plant Joint Stock Company
The only means of entry and exit on the original BRDM-2 vehicle is via the roof hatches above the commander and driver positions towards the front of the hull.
However, company engineers have removed the twin belly wheels positioned between the front and rear wheels of the BRDM-2 as well as its one-person turret armed with 14.5 mm KPVT and 7.62 mm PKT machine gun, which has a large turret basket that penetrates the crew compartment.