10/10/2017 22:37

BTR-4MB1: Enhanced protection under NATO standard and ATO experience – uop premiere at “Arms and Security 2017” – PHOTO

BTR-4MB1, developed by specialists of t UOP SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau”, is introduced for the first time in Ukraine in the framework of the international exhibition “Arms and Security 2017”.

BTR-4 is actively operated by defenders of our country during the ATO; UOP SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau” specialists took into account all comments of the military that arose during BTR-4 operation in combat operations.

Thanks to changes in the front of the armored vehicle, as well as its technological solution, in accordance with the latest NATO armament trends, specialists managed to achieve a fundamentally new level of BTR-4protection.

When creating BTR-4MB1, developers used a modular approach to building armor protection, using the spaced armor. Such a modular approach allows to quickly replace the elements of the outer layer of the armor in field conditions.

This allowed to enhance BTR-4MB1 protection, significantly exceeding any sample of an APC that Ukrainian defenders are currently operating. Technological solutions – adopted by Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau specialists – allowed to increase BTR-4MB1 weight by only 24-25 tons, which is 2-3 tons more than BTR-4. The running gear – the 8×8 wheel formula in conjunction with the German Deutz engine and the American Alisson transmission – remained unchanged: top speed is 110 km / h. In addition, the BTR-4MB1 retained the possibility of forcing water obstacles by swimming, at speeds up to 10 km / h.

“BTR-4MB1 provides the highest level of protection for this class of armored vehicles; the modular armor approach and multi-purpose compartments, allowing to room additional fuel tanks, floats or additional armor – we can now re-equip BTR-4MB1 in minimal time. In addition, the use of combat modules also allows replacing of armament of a combat vehicle. As of today, the BTR-4MB1 can be adapted for to perform any task – from patrol to amphibious vehicle for marines. This approach – used in the best samples of armored vehicles of NATO countries, is already implemented in Ukrainian BTR-4”, – said the head of UOP SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau” Oleksiy Babich.

The International Specialized Exhibition “Weapons and Security-2017” will be held on October 10-13 at the International Exhibition Center, located on Brovarsky Prospekt, 15.

It should be noted that simultaneously with the “Arms and Security”, the US capital is hosting a global international exhibition, the Association of the US Army (AUSA), in which the SC “UkrOboronProm” for the first time represents the advanced developments of the Ukrainian defense industry, which have already proven their efficiency in actual combat. Participation in this exhibition will help Ukraine to strengthen the position of a reliable and prospective partner in the international arms market.