After successfully passing the state tests all phases army ranks to become a new model armored motor vehicles. Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak March 21, 2017 signed the decree №158 of the adoption of the Armed Forces of Ukraine armored car “Kozak-2”, which is commercially available in July 2015, and about 100 units have their service to defend the homeland.
As stated in the order, “according to the procedure of development and production of new products of defense, given the positive results of state tests, and to ensure Ukraine’s Armed Forces armored vehicles.”
In fact, this is the first machine of this class that adopted by the army in the history of Ukraine’s independence. And that was even worse – a new armored car developed and manufactured commercially by private enterprise – in Kyiv RPA “Practika”, which is part of the League of defense enterprises of Ukraine.
Specialized armored car “Kozak-2” PSZA-5 (STANAG-2) (armored protection specialized vehicles Grade 5) designed to transport personnel, armament, military cargo and property of all types of roads and terrain; conducting tactical operations such as patrolling, escort vehicles while performing specific tasks; transmission of orders and liaison; fire support troops in battle and to protect the crew and cargo, personnel from small arms fire 7.62 mm ammunition fragments and mines. Features provide the Army armored “Kozak-2” PSZA-5 assigned to the central control car Forces of Ukraine.
In fact, “Kozak” second generation and more powerful and better protected than its predecessors. The improvement and design changes took place both on the basis of operating experience and wishes of the military – based combat experience. The fighting raised the bar requirements.
Ulia Vysotskaya, director of the RPA “Practika”, said: “As a consequence – in our cars, on the same” Kozak-2 “appeared system, which previously was not. For example, the interior fire suppression system, tire-pumping, heating not only windshields but also back. The level of protection. All this – the answer to the requirements you must meet. “
“Kozak-2” is built on the basis of frame with additional booking. Underlying – chassis Iveco Eurocargo 4×4, which is designed for 15 tons total weight. For reservations use 12-mm bronestal of “Minilyuks Protekshn” (Finland), which corresponds to the second level STANAG. Also used the distributed reservation between bronelistami set Ballistic layer of special material that also serves as insulation.
To increase survivability at undermining the machine provides a range of activities. Most machine is built in a modular fashion. V-shaped bottom absorbs and dissipates the energy of the explosion. It works in conjunction with a multi-layered floor, which also absorbs the energy while delaying secondary pieces. The level of protection antimine car, confirmed by real disruptions – 6 kg of TNT. And the wheels and underneath.
In armored “Kozak-2” also set Mine seats that RPA “Practika” makes independently studied the international experience. Seats for landing – suspended, they attached to the ceiling. In armored vehicles also installed filtering. The roof can be installed as a remote controlled combat module for turret and arrow. Speaking of the turret, then it could be any weapons that customer chooses.
The level of protection antimine specialized armored car “Kozak-2” PSZA-5, supported by real disruptions – 6 kg of TNT. And under the wheel and underneath.
Based on the “Kozak” created a whole family of vehicles, including intelligence, staff, health, mortar and other modifications. Therefore, various modifications seating capacity may vary depending on the destination.
Armored vehicles, serially manufactured at RPA “Practika” has taken into the National Guard. Thus, last year the results of state testing order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine number 718 27.07 2016 adopted NSU was adopted specialized armored vehicle “Kozak-001.”
And soon the specialists of the State Scientific Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine trial will test the most advanced armored vehicles from the RPA “Practika”.This “Kozak-5” – the bearing body and independent suspension. This development is already liking and members of the Special Operations Forces, and highly mobile airborne troops, with some hope of waiting “Cossack” replenishment.
The only thing bad situation that is – lean state defense order for machines of this class as “Kozak-001” and “Kozak-2”. But it is possible that it could improve in the near future, given the significant need for the National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ukraine in reliable armored vehicles that really work.
But it is possible that it could improve in the near future, given the significant need for the National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ukraine in reliable armored vehicles that really work.
Improved design and change “Cossack” took place both on the basis of operating experience and wishes of the military – based combat experience.
Also very significant that today about “practice” in the production of new armored vehicles formed broneavtomobilnyy cluster of dozens of other Ukrainian companies that supply these or other devices and components. Most of the vendors as RPA “Practika” is part of the League of defense enterprises of Ukraine, which unites companies and firms to private ownership. “Privateers” are set to develop internal cooperation in the creation of new equipment and weapons.
Sergey ZHURETS, Defense Express