Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau and Malyshev Factory, the Kharkiv enterprises of “Ukroboronprom” state concern finish the testing of BTR-4 with new hulls within the expansion program of the productions of this hardware for the Ukrainian army as the concern reports.
“Malyshev Factory” has successfully finished the full cycle of the testing of the first model of BTR-4 produced at the enterprise and it was qualified as the producer of this hardware. The same procedure of the qualification is almost finished by Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau,” the message said.
It is emphasized that BTR-4 with new hulls have passed a few hundred kilometers off-road and surfaced roads and passed the testing by shelling, including from the heavy machine guns.
“Ukroboronprom” is sure that the batch production of BTR-4 with hulls of own manufacture would be possible this year. “It will allow to significantly increase the tempo of the handover of the hardware to the Ukrainian army, which earlier depended on the production capacity of one private enterprise,” the message said.
BTR-4 is wheeled armored personnel carrier produced by Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. It is successfully used by the Ukrainian army from the first days of the war and showed its high efficiency on the battlefield many times.
The level of the defense provided by this hardware is one of the largest armored personnel carriers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The BM-7 “Parus” combat tower with 30-mm automatic cannon, “Barrier” anti-tank guided missiles system, automatic grenade launcher and machine guns are installed at them.
As we reported Kharkiv tank factory upgraded over a hundred of T-64 main battle tanks made in 2017. The number of upgraded T-64s is quite enough to re-arm a tank brigade. The Kharkiv-based company continues to modernize the basic models of T-64s to this new level.
Besides, Kyiv Armored Vehicle Plant which joint the state company “Ukroboronprom” has manufactured the pilot hull of the armored personnel carrier 3DA (APC-3DA) made of the armored steel released by one of the NATO countries.