Upgraded equipment for the Ukrainian army

Upgraded equipment for the Ukrainian army



9 September 2015 was a meeting of commanders and technical specialists of the State Border Service held at the National Academy of State Border Service of Ukraine named after Bogdan Khmelnitsky. Within the framework of this event, new models of KrAZ armored vehicles were presented. Border guards familiarized themselves with modernized models of KrAZ Cougar, KrAZ Spartan and KrAZ Shrek cars.



The Ukrainian armored vehicle KrAZ Cougar is manufactured at the Kremenchug Automobile Plant under license from the United Canadian Emirates company Streit Group. The main purpose of the car - fighting in the conditions of the city and conducting police operations. The first sample of this car was introduced in February 2013.

The KrAZ Cougar armored car was designed on the Toyota Land Cruiser chassis; it has a traditional layout: the engine is located in the front, the control compartment is in the middle, and the troop compartment is in the rear part of the vehicle. The crew is two people, it is possible to transport several infantrymen.

The body of the armored vehicle is welded, made of armored steel sheets, which are located at a certain angle. The reservation was made according to the CEN Level BR6 standard, which ensures circular protection against bullets of a caliber 7,62 of millimeter from a distance of 10 meters.

The Cougar armored car can be equipped with several types of six-cylinder in-line engines: petrol Toyota 1FZ-FE 4,5і and Toyota 1GR-FE 4,0і with 218 and 228 horsepower, respectively, and diesel Toyota 4,0 TD with 240 horsepower. Installed on the car five-speed gearbox. The volume of each of the two tanks is 90 liters.

The weight of the machine is 4,2 tons, length - 5,3 meters, height - 2,1 meters, width - about 2 meters. Armored Cougar can reach a maximum speed of 105 kilometers per hour. Tires are provided with bullet-proof inserts "Hutchinson runflat system".

The installation of machine guns of 7,62 and 12,7 calibers of millimeters, as well as an 40-millimeter automatic grenade launcher, as well as various combat modules are provided on the roof of the fighting compartment.

In the troop compartment, in the upper part of the sides, there are three embrasures on each side, intended for the introduction of fire from small weapons. Doors for landing and landing are located in the aft compartment.

In addition, an additional equipment is installed on the armored car (or can be installed), including a radio station, a winch designed to pull the vehicle out, or to pull out other vehicles of similar or lower weight, as well as a spare wheel located on the doors of the troop compartment in aft of the machine. In addition, it is possible to install a video surveillance system.

The second type of equipment presented to the border guards is the Ukrainian armored vehicle KrAZ Spartan. This machine is also manufactured at the Kremenchug Automobile Plant under license from the same Canadian company Streit Group. The first demo was presented in 2012 year.



The KrAZ Spartan armored car was developed on the basis of the Ford F550 chassis, it has a standard layout with front engine placement, aft accommodation of the troop compartment and control compartment in the middle part of the vehicle. The crew of the car is two people, as well as in KrAZ Kuguar, provides for the transportation of several infantrymen.

The body of the car is welded, armored steel sheets are angled. The reservation provides all-round protection against bullets of caliber 7,62 millimeter from a distance of 10 meters.

Machine weight ranges from 7,8 to 8,9 tons. Moreover, its length is 6 meters, width - 2,4 meters, height - 2,3 meters.

The car is equipped with a Ford 6,7 TD V8 engine with horsepower 400. Tires have bullet-proof inserts "Hutchinson runflat system".

A six-speed gearbox is installed on KrAZ Spartan. Tank capacity is 257 liters. Armored vehicles can reach a maximum speed of 110 kilometers per hour.

Like the KrAZ Cougar car, various combat modules can be installed on the roof of the fighting compartment, in particular, 7,62 and 12,7 millimeters machine guns, as well as an automatic 40 caliber mm grenade launcher. On the sides of the troop compartment there are also three embrasures on each side for firing from small arms.



And, finally, the third model of military equipment for the army is the KrAZ Shrek, an Ukrainian-made armored vehicle that was developed jointly with Canadians based on the KrAZ-5233BE vehicle. The car was created according to the MRAP standards in 2014, and by its characteristics it is significantly superior to KrAZ Cougar and KrAZ Spartan. The cost of one such car is 1 million dollars.

This car has a V-shaped bottom. There are ballistic protection (B6 + / STANAG 4569 of the second level) and mine protection - one mine TM-57 (7 kilograms of trotyl) under the bottom and two mines TM-57 (14 kilograms of trotyl) under the wheels. The car is equipped with an engine YMZ-238D, it is possible to install Deutz and Cummins engines. The gearbox is a nine-speed Fast Gear 9JS150TA-B.

The weight of the car reaches 16 tons, length varies from 7,7 to 7,9 meters, width - 2,5 meters, height - 3 meters. Transparent laminated glass bulletproof. The inner layer is made of polycarbonate.

Several modifications are used in the armed forces: KrAZ Shrek One TC, which is designed for the operational transportation of personnel of units and the provision of fire support, and can also be used as a carrier of various weapons and military equipment;

KrAZ Shrek One Ambulance - ambulance with mine protection, which is equipped with medical equipment and is designed to provide first aid to victims and their further transportation;

KrAZ Shrek One RCV is a multifunctional vehicle equipped with mine protection, which is designed to work in hazardous areas. The vehicle has a crane with special equipment and a remote control from the cab.

Despite the fact that all this equipment is widely used in the conflict zone in the east of Ukraine, the need for its modernization was obvious, since there were many flaws. So, in particular, the chassis could not withstand the loads, breaking off the shock absorber brackets, there was no space for the spare wheel, the need for fuel that would meet the technical characteristics of new generation engines. While driving over rough terrain, strong blows were felt to the steering column. And most importantly - the armored glass did not always withstand the second hit, the armor in the front of the car was too weak, so when hit by fragments of the shells of the machine failed. Not all windows had security bars. While the car was moving, it was impossible to hit the target, because the cars were very shaky. In addition, the protection of the machine gunner was quite weak, the protective walls needed to be raised higher.

At the same time, despite all these shortcomings, armored cars have already managed to prove their effectiveness. They perform various kinds of combat missions. In some cases, these vehicles are used as armored personnel carriers on the front lines. But perhaps the most important thing is that they protect the life of the fighters. Moreover, for the entire period of use, not a single case of crew death was recorded.

The presentation of armored vehicles was carried out in order to familiarize the border guards with the technical capabilities and design of vehicles, as well as with those modifications that were made on the basis of comments and proposals of the Ukrainian military.

Military experts praised the modernized technology, in particular, the expansion of the chassis, the use of larger rubber, split windshield. All these and other improvements, in their opinion, will significantly improve the tactical and technical characteristics and maneuverability of the machines.

Of course, the new equipment should be put into service, the military should know all the features of its use, but I really want this technology not to be used for its intended purpose, so that the conflict will finally be resolved and there will simply be no need to use it.

Materials used:
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1470810.html
http://ye.ua/news/news_21792.html
http://www.autocentre.ua/test-drive/test-drayv-kraz-mpv-shrek-one-ne-dlya-krasoty-ac-66811.html
http://ukrautoportal.com/news/auto/ukr/1403-17-nedostatkov-bronemashiny-kraz-spartan.html


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  1. Voha_krim 21 September 2015 06: 15 New
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    In short, Kremenchugs (and not only) lost their brains, since they have a “new” license!
    1. Linkor9s21 21 September 2015 07: 14 New
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      Just one thing each, this is Ukrainian, and then they boast about, what kind of weapon we have, your Tiger shit! our "Constipation-B" is better!
      1. marlin1203 21 September 2015 09: 17 New
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        So what? It's just armored cars. Not even armored personnel carriers in the full sense. So some Saxons. Exposing them as a great achievement of the defense industry is ridiculous.
        1. Stirbjorn 21 September 2015 10: 49 New
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          Well, all right - the Saxons are a separate article, given their venerable age, it is impossible to beat them)
        2. Altona 21 September 2015 16: 51 New
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          Quote: marlin1203
          So what? It's just armored cars. Not even armored personnel carriers in the full sense. So some Saxons. Exposing them as a great achievement of the defense industry is ridiculous.

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          The Ukrainian warriors themselves didn’t say very flattering things about Cougar, they say the wheels are small, the center of gravity is high, the ceiling is also high, it makes it difficult to shoot from the machine gun on the roof, it’s unstable in turn ... Bullshit in general ...
  2. krokodil25 21 September 2015 06: 19 New
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    They can’t even come up with their own names, although there’s no Shrek, probably the ancestor of the dill !?
  3. datur 21 September 2015 06: 31 New
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    um ... but didn’t they ask the militias? wink
  4. zadorin1974 21 September 2015 07: 29 New
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    How wonderful everything is! What good fellows are the workers of KRAZ? Here are just reviews from the units of the Armed Forces, where these Cougars and Spartans arrived are not forest. Toyotovskaya base 70 was not calculated that weight. The hodovka (bridges, clutch, boxes) is very falling apart. usually not provided (fucking "patriots" -activists-many former SUVs are involved in repairs) Of the first 10 Spartans, 8 fell apart in the first month (I certainly agree with the saying about why a fool is a glass for - excuse me, "light bulb", but not so much ) and this is not invented by me, all of the statements of the punisher themselves. About Cougar, everything is almost the same. They block, hand out, at the intersection terrible overheating of the engines of a heavy machine.
    1. Forest 21 September 2015 10: 53 New
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      The car will strike, turn over, the chassis flies - in general, the ancient principle is repeated - nefig interfere with the citizen and the military commissar.
  5. Nagaibak 21 September 2015 09: 00 New
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    Well, now they all have a peermog.))))
  6. Volga Cossack 21 September 2015 09: 31 New
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    made one piece and Peremoga!))))
  7. LMaksim
    LMaksim 21 September 2015 09: 54 New
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    This is not to be given to them. They need: bulldozers, concrete mixers, excavators, trucks, brooms and shovels.
  8. tracer 21 September 2015 10: 15 New
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    Somehow I had a chance to get to know this Canadian "Direct Manufacturing" closer. The main design work (the invention of the iron box on the chassis of the finished car) is conducted by Russians, Ukrainians, immigrants from Israel, who came from. There were no special pros to meet. Assembly is carried out in Canada, for example, at a small factory near Toronto. The assembly is also carried out mainly by immigrants from the former USSR and there is practically no local contingent there. Assembly is carried out piece by piece without the use of conveyor technologies. The company is engaged in the reservation of automotive vehicles based on Ford cars of the F family and Chevrolet. There are other types of machines. The essence of all products is maximum protection according to (STANAG) 6th class of reservation and nothing more. The maximum will withstand 7.62 / 54, not even at point blank range. I won’t even talk about other means of destruction. With a significant alteration, the mass of cars surpasses all permissible norms, although the suspension is strengthened, these cars do not live very long and simply fall apart because the units and assemblies are not designed for such a load. If you take into account the condition of roads in Ukraine, you can imagine their "reliability". It’s good if they get anywhere. By the way, the same office was noted in the past by the appearance on Kamaz, I think that they also had a hand in creating the Typhoons, but not much, and in my opinion it’s not the case. In a word, nothing really happened about 8 years ago with Kamaz. The word "To whom is war, and to whom is mother dear." This is a business, nothing personal ..
    1. Altona 21 September 2015 16: 54 New
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      Quote: tracer
      The main design work (the invention of the iron box on the chassis of the finished car) is conducted by Russians, Ukrainians, immigrants from Israel, who came from. There were no special pros to meet. Assembly is carried out in Canada, for example, at a small factory near Toronto. The assembly is also carried out mainly by immigrants from the former USSR and there is practically no local contingent there.

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      Amateur performances, in a word ... No professionalism ...
  9. Taoist 21 September 2015 11: 48 New
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    "The car body is welded, armored steel sheets are angled. Reservations provide circular protection against bullets of 7,62 millimeter caliber from a distance of 10 meters.
    Machine weight varies from 7,8 to 8,9 tons. At the same time, its length is 6 meters, width - 2,4 meters, height - 2,3 meters. "(S)

    Did this seem strange to me alone?
    Read TTX BA-10 (1938 year)

    Combat weight, t 5,1
    Reservation
    Armor type rolled steel
    Forehead, mm / city. Xnumx
    Board of the case, mm / city. Xnumx
    Feed housing, mm / city. 6 — 10
    Bottom, mm 4
    Roof, mm 6
    Front of the tower, mm / deg. Xnumx
    Board towers, mm / city. Xnumx
    The feed of the tower, mm / city. Xnumx
    The roof of the tower, mm 6
    weaponry
    Caliber and brand of gun 45-mm arr. 1938 g. (20K)
    Type of gun cut
    Barrel length, calibers 46
    49 gun ammunition
    Periscopic sights PT-1, telescopic TOP
    Machine guns 2 × 7,62-mm DT-29
  10. Roman 1977 21 September 2015 13: 39 New
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    Ukraine is a great freak of Russia simply by exorbitant dumping, especially in the sector of "regular customers" of Soviet weapons - by selling the stocks of equipment inherited from the USSR at bargain prices. Historically, in the territory of the Ukrainian SSR stockpiled a huge amount of weapons. This is the reserve of the first wave for the ZGV, this is also the Kiev military district, this is also the reserve warehouses, where everything that was taken out of service, but not sent to be melted, was sent. And, of course, warehouses for humanitarian aid to various cannibals, "struggling with capitalism." At the time of the collapse of the USSR, almost half of all aviation, tank forces and artillery of the Union was in these warehouses. Something managed to be rescued and taken out (part of the “new” property being withdrawn a little earlier by the WGW). Something quickly transferred to the bases of the Russian Federation in the Crimea. But the bulk remained on the looting of Raguli.
    All that the military-industrial complex of Ukraine is capable of now is the overhaul of tanks from storage plus partial modernization of unnecessary armored vehicles supplied by NATO. All the "crafts on the knee "'re coming out in real life turn out to be useless rubbish not able to overcome even elementary obstacles, like for example this KrAZ Cougar (Cougar) armored car, which PARAShenko received with such honor

    As they say feel the difference:


    The same applies to the production of tanks in Kharkov, where there are neither people nor equipment. They did not cope with the Thai contract, despite an impressive advance. Let not the people themselves deceive themselves. A tank replenishment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the future is an exceptionally scraped-out scrap metal from warehouses, plus the old man’s shoulder from the fraternal peoples.
    HZTM did not pay wages for last year. The adjacent companies are closed by dozens of enterprises due to a multiple increase in the price of gas and electricity.
    Explosives for KAZ were produced in Donetsk, gunpowder and explosives for warhead artillery were produced in the Luhansk region, and optics were made in the Crimea, FOMZ.
    Now, the military-industrial complex're coming up will finally fill up the Thai contract with September 1 of the year, i.e. from the moment of its signing, all 2011 machines were delivered and everything, adyu ... Only lazy people didn’t write about the “great overmount” with the delivery of the BTR-10 to Iraq. True, the ukroids themselves, including on the site with foaming at the mouth, argued that Peremoga was close and it was all just empty slander from Russian competitors, and photos of cracks on the armor were photoshop, but time put everything in its place. When testing the trophy BTR-4 in Arzamas and Bronnitsy, they didn’t spit and didn’t curse from this pepelats just lazy, keeping silence about the quality of the armor, it’s not enough that it also crumbles with treshchzins.
    So it remains only for small things to crap out from under the tishka, because they are not capable of anything else: you don’t understand how to grow your hands from that place ...
    Ukraine has not died yet, but it has already given the smell ...
    1. bistrov. 21 September 2015 15: 54 New
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      By the way, in the first photo, in the background is the educational building of the then Khmelnitsky Higher Artillery School, built in 1972 under the USSR. For all 24 years of "independence" not a single building was built, and all the boxes of the former artillery park are decreasing right before our eyes, due to insufficient maintenance.
    2. Alexey RA 21 September 2015 17: 55 New
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      Quote: Novel 1977
      Now ukro-VPK will finally flood the Thai contract - from September 1, 2011, i.e. since its signing only 10 cars have been delivered and that’s all, adyu ...

      Your post upsets the Baron. smile
      Quote: Novel 1977
      When testing the trophy BTR-4 in Arzamas and Bronnitsy, I wasn’t spitting and swearing from this pepelats only lazy, I’m not talking about the quality of the armor, it’s not only cracked, it crumbles.

      Heh heh heh ... now, it seems, another zrada comes:
      It seems that the situation with the origin of the BTR-3 armored personnel carriers manufactured in Ukraine has finally cleared up. As many suspected from the very beginning, the armored hulls of the old Soviet BTR-3 from storage are used as the basis for the BTR-70 hulls.
    3. kotvov 21 September 2015 19: 52 New
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      She didn’t die yet, but she already gave a darling ,,
      Roma, dill simply have not yet understood their happiness, because the mirror is the most necessary for a full peramogi. And everything else is garbage.
  11. 31rus 21 September 2015 13: 41 New
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    Well, well, forward and with the song, for the blockade of Crimea from Ukraine, the most is to drive and become like a monument to stupidity and mediocrity
  12. Vitail 21 September 2015 14: 49 New
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    Lean and dull guano from ukrosamodelkinyh.
  13. Yurievich 21 September 2015 20: 20 New
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    Our tiger is also from this company, so the sores are the same. Our currents in the Urals and GAZ are being assembled, the assembly is similar, everything is with us like ours and they have like ours, they have torn apart
    1. dvina71 23 September 2015 01: 20 New
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      What? True galleries?
  14. onix757 21 September 2015 21: 07 New
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    The saddest thing is that under the hooting of our instructors they will bring the technology to mind. For them, this is now a priority.
  15. borisenkofff 21 September 2015 21: 58 New
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    And the fact that our engine is installed on their shrek annoys me. Apparently the management of the Yaroslavl plant is not particularly worried about what they are used for. If only they paid money ...
    1. dvina71 23 September 2015 01: 08 New
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      238d has been out of production for several years already. Apparently from old stocks purchased for civilian Krazov.
  16. Vladimir 23rus 25 September 2015 10: 42 New
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    Despite the fact that all this equipment is widely used in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine,
    All three pieces? wassat
  17. Aqela 25 September 2015 22: 30 New
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    The literacy of the article touches. Well, for example, there is no such thing as Welded armored car body made of armored steel sheets fool
    The steel sheet may be made of armored steel, but not armored... It would be more correct from sheet steel armor or from sheets of armor steel or ... The most idiotic expression was perfectly selected from the mass of options ...
    Nickname KRAZ Shrek just touched ... They would have called Donkey Eeyore or Winnie the Pooh ... laughing good