22/03/2016 15:26

Lviv Armored Plant Developed a new Multi-Purpose Towing Vehicle for Ukrainian Army

Specialists of the UKROBORONPROM State Enterprise “Lviv Armored Plant” developed a prototype of a new multi-purpose towing vehicle BTS-5B. This type of military equipment – must have at the battlefield – will significantly strengthen Ukrainian military capabilities.

“UKROBORONPROM engineers continue developing military equipment, necessary for Ukrainian military directly in the ATO area. Therefore, the manufacture of the prototype of a new multi-purpose towing vehicle – combining important functions several cars– is completed”- said UKROBORONPROM Deputy Director General for Aircraft Industry and Operations Yurii Paschenko.

Universal multi-purpose towing vehicle is designed to perform mechanical intelligence on the battlefield, emergency evaquation of the damaged tanks from  the hot zone,  withdrawal of stuck or sunken tanks. The vehicle can lift loads, dig, weld and perform technical support of tank units in the field conditions.

Plant specialists equipped BTS-5B with powerful 4-stroke engine, the maximum speed of which reaches over 60 km / h, cruising range on fuel – 700 km. Machine gun caliber 12.7, rocket-propelled grenade and machine gun AKS-74 are mounted on the given vehicle.

The state enterprise “Lviv Armored Plant” has  already released the first batch of new armored vehicles “Dozor-B” and signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine for production of this equipment type for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.