The BTR-82 is an 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier built by the Military Industrial Company of Russia. Unveiled in December 2009, it is based on the design of BTR-80A and offers improved protection capabilities. The hull is made of Kevlar laminated synthetic material for added ballistic protection. The reinforced floor offers protection against improvised explosive devices and mines. The spall liners on the interior help protect the crew against explosions.