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Ukraine tests new mortar carrier vehicle

The weapon is mounted on the armored car; it is also equipped with the automatic system of deployment and fire management
16:23, 31 October 2018

Tests of new Bars-8MMK 120mm mortar carrier vehicle, mounted on an armored car was held in Ukraine. The press office of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) reported this on Wednesday.

According to Secretary of NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukrainian manufacturers built the mortar carrier vehicle, which is based on the Bars-8 armored car.

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‘The mortar carrier vehicle can quickly reach the required firing point. Its computer system allows to be positioned on the ground; it takes only one minute to start firing from a carrying position,’ Turchynov said.

According to him, it takes the crew of the vehicle, which includes three people, only 20 seconds to abandon a firing position.

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He also advised that the vehicle is equipped with 60 mines and an automatic system of deployment and fire management.

‘The manufacturers completed several tasks during the development of this mortar carrier vehicle. In particular, the best time of deployment and redeployment, the flexible moving on off-road, the ability to destroy targets with high accuracy - and the main thing, safe use,’ the Secretary of the Council claimed.

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Turchynov hopes that Bars-8MMK will take a rightful place in the armaments of the Ground Forces, the Airborn Assault Troops and the Special Operations Forces - after the tests are over. 

Reportedly, Ukroboronprom concern to start manufacturing ‘Lev’, the armed repair vehicles.

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