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BTR "Otaman 6x6" is being tested

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Otaman-3 at last year's exhibition


The Ukrainian military industry began testing a new armored personnel carrier "Otaman 6x6" (Ukrainian. "Ataman"). As reported, the first stages have already been completed, which ended with success. Now the car will have new checks, the results of which will decide the issue of adoption.

The latest news


The latest successes of the Otaman 6x6 project were announced on March 23 by the Defense Express news agency. Published as news, as well as a short video from field testing equipment. Data on the possible future of the project are also provided.

It is reported that the promising APC has recently passed the first stage of factory sea trials. The car was checked on the road and identified the main characteristics. As the published video shows, “Otaman 6x6” overcame tracks on rough terrain, various obstacles, etc. Technical details of the tests are not disclosed.


Armored personnel carrier engine

A promising APC is proposed to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the future rearmament of the Marine Corps, according to which it was developed. However, for this “Otaman 6x6” must pass all the necessary tests and cope with some competition.

Last year's new


The currently tested BTR Otaman 6x6 was first presented in October 2019 at the Zbroya bezpeka exhibition under the name Otaman-3. This machine was developed by the Kiev NPO Praktika by order of the military department. The project makes extensive use of the solutions worked out in other projects of the development organization and are well known for the development of others.

At last year's exhibition, a full-fledged prototype of an armored personnel carrier was demonstrated. It was alleged that the car was ready for state testing. In the near future it was planned to send it to the training ground for the necessary checks. After their holding, one could count on receiving an order.

BTR "Otaman 6x6" is being tested

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Over the past time, such plans have been partially implemented. The experienced Otaman-3 / 6x6 was indeed sent for testing, but so far to the factory. How soon the state will begin and end is unknown. Also, the timing of the possible occurrence of the contract and delivery of equipment to the customer remains unclear.

In its current form, the Otaman 6x6 armored personnel carrier is a vehicle for transporting troops and its fire support with the help of a machine-gun-cannon combat module. NPO Praktika also proposes to build on the existing chassis other purpose vehicles with different equipment. The real prospects for such projects are vague due to well-known factors.

Based on known solutions


In its current form, the Otaman 6x6 armored personnel carrier is a typical vehicle of its class, built on the basis of well-known and well-established solutions. The layout is traditional for modern armored personnel carriers, measures have been taken to ensure ballistic and mine protection, etc. As a result, the Ukrainian armored personnel carrier differs little from the mass of other samples on the market.


Experienced APC in trials

The project makes extensive use of imported components. The case is made of materials purchased in the countries of the European Union and NATO. The power block and chassis are built on American and German units. Some systems, such as a combat module, are of Ukrainian origin.

Declared enclosure protection corresponds to level 3 of the STANAG 4569 standard - 7,62 mm automatic and rifle bullets. It is planned to install additional armor blocks, with which the frontal projection is brought to level 4 (cartridge bullet 14,5x114 mm). Mine protection is declared at the level of 8 kg of TNT under the wheel or bottom (level 3 STANAG 4569).

The BTR is equipped with a Deutz TCD 2015 V6 diesel engine with 550 hp. and six-speed automatic transmission Allison 4500SP-P. The transmission transmits the moment to all wheels and stern water jets. The suspension of the six-wheeled chassis is also built on imported units.


In the configuration of the BTR, the Otaman 6x6 has a crew of three. The driver and commander are placed in the control department near the MTO, the gunner-operator is in the airborne compartment. For the driver and commander is intended a system of "transparent cab". Along the perimeter of the machine there is a set of video cameras that transmit a signal to the helmet-mounted monitors. Troopers - 7 people landing through the aft ramp. Energy-absorbing seats are provided for the crew and the landing.

An experienced armored personnel carrier is equipped with a Ukrainian-made BM-3M Sturm combat module. This product is equipped with a stabilized 30 mm automatic gun, machine gun and grenade launcher. There are also Bar'єr anti-tank missile systems. The possibility of installing other weapons is stated, but it has not yet been confirmed by the construction of real models.

Depending on the configuration of the reservation, type of weapons, etc. the combat weight of the armored personnel carrier is 20-23 tons. The maximum speed on the highway is 110 km / h. Water cannons allow you to cross water barriers. As the video from recent tests shows, the Otaman 6x6 behaves confidently on different tracks and overcomes obstacles.


Foggy future


In general, the Otaman 6x6 armored personnel carrier is quite interesting and may have certain commercial prospects. The machine is built using all relevant solutions and based on units from recognized leaders in their industries. However, known objective factors may interfere with the realization of the full potential of such a design.

So far, the new Ukrainian armored personnel carrier is coping with the tests and gives reasons for optimism. However, serious problems should be expected in the future - common for recent years. According to recent statements, the new armored personnel carrier is intended for the Ukrainian marines and should replace obsolete models. The likelihood of successfully implementing such plans and obtaining all the desired results is not too great.

In recent years, Ukraine has repeatedly seen several characteristic scenarios. The industry offered a certain model of military equipment, the army promised to accept it, but it did not reach the order. Individual samples were adopted and put into series - but produced in extremely small quantities. The reasons for this are obvious: the lack of a clear policy regarding rearmament and a lack of finance.


BTR “Otaman 6x6” may face all these problems. In addition, serious difficulties associated with the need to purchase foreign materials and components are possible. All this leads to risks of an unacceptable decline in production for economic and organizational reasons, and therefore threatens the planned rearmament.

Entering the international market is real - both for the basic armored personnel carrier and for vehicles based on it. However, in this case, the Ukrainian development will face the most serious competition. The absence of significant differences or advantages over other samples will make it difficult to find customers. In addition, potential buyers can be scared off by the inability of Ukraine to produce modern equipment in large quantities and without difficulty, including for your needs.

Tests and their consequences


To date, NPO Praktika has completed the development of the Otaman-3 / Otaman 6x6 project and built an experienced armored personnel carrier. The car was shown at one of the exhibitions, and then transferred to factory tests. Their first stage has been successfully completed, but new checks are ahead. What they will lead to is not yet entirely clear.

At the moment, it is clear that individual enterprises of Ukrainian industry are able to create armored combat vehicles that meet modern requirements. Now they have to test a new sample. Then you will have to prove your ability to mass production in volumes that meet customer requirements. In recent years, this stage of work is the most difficult and often puts an end to new projects. Will the Otaman 6x6 armored personnel carrier manage to cope with these problems - time will tell. In the meantime, he must complete all the necessary tests.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 25 March 2020 05: 54 New
    +3
    “Otaman 6x6” behaves confidently on different tracks and overcomes obstacles.
    On dry sandy ground, yes. I would like to see more how through mud, especially Ukrainian "black earth", rocky areas, how it behaves afloat. What the factory workers show is just an advertisement, they need to swallow their armored personnel carriers, but what will the military see in it? Let's wait and see.
    1. NEOZ
      NEOZ 25 March 2020 14: 39 New
      0
      Quote: svp67
      But what will the military see in him?

      but they won’t see anything ... a 3-axis armored personnel carrier cannot overcome the trench ... accordingly, this device cannot fully perform the armored personnel carrier function.
      1. svp67
        svp67 25 March 2020 20: 24 New
        0
        Quote: NEOZ
        but they won’t see anything ... a 3-axis armored personnel carrier cannot overcome the trench ... accordingly, this device cannot fully perform the armored personnel carrier function.

        Yes, now a lot of armored personnel carriers has three axles, in any case, the Finnish armored personnel carrier sisu xa-203 has good cross
  2. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 25 March 2020 06: 33 New
    -6
    A promising APC is proposed to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the future rearmament of the Marine Corps, according to the requirements of which it was developed.
    Ukrainian marines wassat . Why aren't they just space attack aircraft? From which ships are the Sumerians going to land these armored personnel carriers? Or do they propose to swim from Odessa to Sevastopol and recapture the Crimea?
    The project makes extensive use of imported components. The case is made of materials purchased in the countries of the European Union and NATO. The power block and chassis are built on American and German units.
    And what is Ukrainian there? Monitors and camcorders are Chinese too.
    Over the past time, such plans have been partially implemented. The experienced Otaman-3 / 6x6 was indeed sent for testing, but so far to the factory. How soon the state will begin and end is unknown
    The plant can make any kind of equipment for its tests, for this it is factory tests. The next stage is field tests, then military tests, and if possible, front-line tests. That is news about nothing. Why such news is posted on this resource is unclear.
  3. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 25 March 2020 07: 54 New
    +6
    At one time, KVN-schiki joked:
    Odessa Shipping Company bought a nuclear-powered icebreaker. What for? - For fun!
    Why should Ukraine develop and test a special armored personnel carrier for the marines, if it is unlikely to go into production in the foreseeable future? In addition to desire, this requires money, money and more money. Which are never enough. If there is a real need for such a technique in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, their American "allies" will present their ex-LAV-25 to Ukraine. Or maybe they'll be generous with the Strykers.
    And the development and testing of new military equipment in / in Ukraine can only be justified by the desire to preserve competencies and experience, having lost which - then it will be difficult to catch up.
    1. Kot_Kuzya
      Kot_Kuzya 25 March 2020 08: 34 New
      +3
      А development of and tests of new military equipment in / in Ukraine can only be justified by the desire to maintain competencies and experience
      What kind of "development" can we talk about, if the body, the engine, the gearbox, and even the suspension are foreign? The most banal IDB to show that they are not paid in vain for nothing.
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 25 March 2020 09: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Aleksandr72
      And the development and testing of new military equipment in / in Ukraine can only be justified by the desire to maintain competencies and experience,

      So, do not save.
      To do this, it is necessary to produce. At least for export.
      And Ukrainians have shown themselves to be very unreliable in this regard, and even dumping does not help.
      1. Ded_Mazay
        Ded_Mazay 25 March 2020 10: 50 New
        0
        Unreliable? However, you spoke softly. As for me, Ukraine in terms of the military-industrial complex will soon cease to exist at all.
  4. Almaty1982
    Almaty1982 25 March 2020 09: 26 New
    +2
    Bolt caps stick out everywhere
    How horribly collected
    By the way, the tower is made of ... Stove cases
  5. Free wind
    Free wind 25 March 2020 10: 25 New
    0
    The engine is very powerful for such a machine, plus an automatic gearbox. The market is busy with such cars quite densely. Maybe they’ll do it for themselves.
  6. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 25 March 2020 10: 44 New
    +1
    And cracks in the armor are supplied as standard or by special order in the version from the Lozovo forge-mechanical plant ???
  7. Jarserge
    Jarserge 25 March 2020 11: 35 New
    +1
    Single cars will not make the weather. In addition, a complete set of knots and assemblies "with the world on a string" ..... even armor from Finland and Poland, according to the principle "Ukraine is on you what we do not want"
  8. Fishery
    Fishery 25 March 2020 13: 33 New
    +1
    cute, but these screws with nuts in the cab))) it hurts to knock on them)) is it really impossible to take round ones ...
  9. honest people
    honest people 25 March 2020 13: 47 New
    +2
    Better to see once!
    1. Vinnibuh
      Vinnibuh 25 March 2020 17: 19 New
      +1
      Cool video, and the representative of the company is somehow dumb. Well, and cartoons with graphics "a la Dandy". Well, the bolts near the driver are a song laughing
  10. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first 26 March 2020 08: 34 New
    -1
    In appearance, the BRDM is overgrown. The combat module is particularly disproportionate. But ... let them not have enough money to organize full-fledged production.
    1. Olya Tsako
      Olya Tsako 26 March 2020 09: 20 New
      -2
      They do not even have their own sea for the Marine Corps. And the Pripyat Marines or the South Bug Marines have long been waiting for such cartoons from Ukrovoenprom, to catch crayfish. Doggy style.