19.01.2015 by Denys Kolesnyk - info-news.eu
Ukrainian BTR-4 APC was slightly modernized, taking into account its combat experience in Iraq and Eastern Ukraine. The engineers upgraded its defense capabilities, extending its real life time in combat.
In Iraq this APC took part in the fight against the Islamic State, while in Eastern Ukraine – against the pro-Russia terrorists and Russian regular troops. In both armed conflicts BTR-4 showed itself from a positive side, however, some weaknesses were also spotted during its exploitation by the National Guard of Ukraine. The drawbacks concern the defense capabilities of the machine.
The specialists and designers installed new anti-mine “skirt”, increasing the protection of the vehicle from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The ‘Parus’ (Sail) battle module was equipped with the cage armor, increasing the protection from an RPG hit. Some other upgrades are planned as well.
Source: Ukraine Industrial