4 avril 2014
BTR-4 Armored Personnel Carrier
April 3, 2014 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: Ukroboronprom; issued April 2, 2014)
The enterprises of Ukroboronprom State Concern are ready to supply in the nearest future 74 armored personnel carriers in order to equip 10 military units of National Guard of Ukraine. In total 100 vehicles are to be supplied. It was reported by Yuriy Tereshenko, Temporary Acting Director.
According to the executive, Kharkiv Morozov Machne-Building Design Bureau State Enterprise is able to supply a batch of APCs of BTR-4 family in the quantity of 58 units, including 41 vehicles of BTR-4E, 7 commander vehicles BTR-4K, 2 command and staff vehicles BTR-4KSh and 8 recovery vehicles BMM-4S. Among them fully equipped and mission capable vehicles are following: 29 BTR-4E, 5 BTR-4K, 6 BMM-4S and 2 BTR-4KSh. These are the newest vehicles of Ukrainian developments, which have a high level of mobility, powerful weaponry, perfect fire control system and modern level of armored protection.
BTR-4KSh Command and Staff Vehicle
Besides, Concern enterprises are ready to transfer the National Guard other 16 APCs of different types. Thus, Kyiv Armored Plant can supply 5 new BTR-3E and 5 BTR-80, which are on the balance of SC Ukroboronservice and will be repaired by it. Zhytomyr Armoured Fighting Vehicle Plant is ready to supply 5 repaired BTR-80 and Mykolayiv Armoured Plant- one BTR-70DI accordingly.
“These vehicles will significantly enhance combat capabilities of the units of National Guard of Ukraine,” Y. Tereshenko underlined. He also added that Ukroboronprom will do its best for the qualitative increase of national defense capability and fight readiness of Armed Forces of Ukraine and other state military formations.
Y.Tereshenko also noted that after the supplying of those vehicles by Concern, the decision concerning the adaption of it will be made by National Guard commanders in accordance with the Law ‘On National Guard of Ukraine’ #876-VII dated on March 13, 2014.
4 avril 2014
BTR-4 Armored Personnel Carrier
April 3, 2014 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)
Ukrainian industry has stepped up to the plate in the country's dispute with Russia, saying it can soon supply armored personnel carriers to the National Guard.
Ukraine’s state-owned enterprise, Ukroboronprom, says it's ready to supply 74 armored personnel carriers to the military “in the nearest future.”
The APCs would equip 10 military units of the National Guard of Ukraine. In total 100 vehicles are to be supplied, Ukroboronprom’s temporary Acting Director Yuriy Tereshenko said.
Ukraine, once part of the now-defunct Soviet Union, is in a territorial and political crisis with Russia, which has annexed the Crimea region of the country.
The takeover, which has not been recognized by the United Nations, and the reported deployment of thousands of Russian troops to the region, has fueled fear that the remainder of Ukraine could face Russian-inspired political unrest or worse.
“These vehicles will significantly enhance combat capabilities of the units of the National Guard of Ukraine,” Tereshenko said. He said Ukroboronprom will do its best for the qualitative increase of national defense capability and fight readiness of the armed forces and other state military organizations.
According to Tereshenko, the government’s Kharkiv Morozov Machne-Building Design Bureau can supply 58 BTR-4 APCs. Ukroboronprom can transfer to the National Guard 16 other APCs of different types. Manufacturing plants of other organizations would also contribute the number of armored personnel carriers.
14 mars 2014
BTR-4 (photo : Ukroboronprom)
14.03.2014 Defense Studies
DHZP "Spetztehnoexport" Signed Contract for the Supply of BTR-4 for Indonesian Navy
In late February 2014 in Jakarta, negotiations took place between the leaders of DHZP "Spetstehnoeksport" and the Ministry of Defense and the Navy Marine Corps Indonesia. During the meeting discussed the essential terms of the contract for the supply of 5 units BTR-4. Recall "Spetstehnoeksport" won the tender for the purchase of armored vehicles for the Navy of Indonesia's proposal BTR-4 of SE 'KMDB' them AA "Morozov"
The project contract was initialed by both parties. Currently, the process of harmonization of its national structures of the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. It is expected that this contract will be transferred to the Ukrainian side.
It should be noted that this contract is the first step in the program purchase armored vehicles Indonesian Navy. If its successful implementation of an agreement for the supply of 50 such machines.
It is also worth noting that a victory in this project was obtained in hard competition with Russian special exporters.
12 mars 2014
08.03.2014 Sergyi Way - army-guide.com
Kharkiv, Ukraine -- The State Enterprise “Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau” (KMDB), which is included in the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, has completed production of a version of the BTR-4 armoured fighting vehicle fitted with additional protection.
The new version of the BTR-4 armoured fighting vehicle enlarges the family of 8x8 armoured vehicles that has already entered series production. KMDB has developed and manufactured a prototype and an add-on armour kit for it. The add-on armour makes it possible to considerably increase the level of protection of the crew and vehicle-borne troops, who are seated inside the BTR-4. This armour can be installed and dismounted by the manpower of the crew under field conditions depending on the planned combat task and the supposed threat.
About the BTR-4 armoured fighting vehicle:
The BTR-4 is an 8x8 amphibious armoured fighting vehicle. The vehicle features a modular design, which enables its basic chassis to be used for development of a family of armoured vehicles. This family comprises an armoured personnel carrier, infantry combat vehicle, command vehicle, command staff vehicle, armoured ambulance, and armoured repair and recovery vehicle. Being able to accommodate various overhead weapon stations and special equipment, the vehicle can be adapted for fulfilment of various combat and auxiliary tasks.
The BTR-4 is in service with the Ukrainian Army. The vehicle is also of great interest for foreign customers.