Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant (MZKT) first time introduced the VOLAT MZKT-490100 4x4 armored vehicle (in some sources it is also designated as V-1) on its exposition at Eurosatory 2016. The next demonstration took place in May 2017 on the MILEX-2017 exhibition (Minsk), when three samples were presented, and all three vehicles had different special equipment designed for various combat or auxiliary tasks.
The vehicle is designed as a private initiative. At the same time, it is distinguished by the fact that more than 70% of the components used in it are manufactured by the Belarusian industry.
It has a long-stroke independent suspension, is driven by an YaMZ-53452 diesel engine (4.4 liters, 215 hp), coupled with a manual transmission SAAZ-4334 from the ZIL track.
The body is made of all-welded armored steel, with a V-shaped bottom, the vehicle has enhanced anti-mine protection and good off-road ability.