The BRDM is a fully armored, four-wheel-drive, amphibious reconnaissance vehicle. It has two-pairs of belly wheels and a centralized tire pressure regulation system for increased cross-country capability. The belly-wheels are chain driven and are lowered by the driver and give the BRDM improved cross-country performance and the ability to cross ditches. The BRDM is fully amphibious. It is propelled in the water by a single water jet at the rear of the hull. The vehicle has an over pressure NBC system. The BRDM is equipped with infrared driving and search lights, a radio and an internal land navigation system.