In Ukraine, presented the next version of the BTR-60
The presentation took place on the production site of the enterprise. The car received the designation BTR-60MK.
According to a company representative, the work is carried out in the interests of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by means of an overhaul with modernization. Thus, the company plans to meet the needs of the army in armored personnel carriers.
He said that the BTR-60MK is being developed in close cooperation with the military. The armored personnel carrier received two reliable and cost-effective CUMINS diesel engines (as in the text), which allowed it to limit itself to minimal interventions in a regular transmission and to provide the car with excellent driving and operating characteristics.
In addition, the issue of enhancing the reservation of the car with a slight increase in its weight due to the installation of modern European armor plates has been resolved. Currently, work continues on the mine protection of the bottom.
The BTR is supposed to be equipped with the combat module of the development of the Nikolaev plant, which will have “duplicated guidance and aiming channels”.
The developers also noted the large export potential of the armored vehicle.
Using the experience of Ukrainian engineers and Western technologies will help to press Russia confidently on the market for the modernization of Soviet technology in many countries around the world, and to ensure Ukraine’s economic growth, the company said.
- Defense Express / defense-ua.com
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