The BTR-3DA satisfied Ukrainian paratroopers

16.07.19
Ukrainian paratroopers test armored personnel carriers

The 95th Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has tested the BTR-3DA armored personnel carriers (APC) from the Ukroboronprom State Concern during tactical exercises.

Ukrinform reports citing the Concern's press service.

"The 95th Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has used BTR-3DAs from the state-owned enterprise Kyiv Armored Plant, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, during tactical exercises. BTR-3DAs are mass-produced at Kyiv Armored Plant and are supplied to the Ukrainian army on a regular basis. Several hundred BTR-3s were supplied to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the National Guard, and other security agencies of Ukraine, and they received approval from fighters at the front line," the report read.

Ukrainian paratroopers test armored personnel carriers

BTR-3DA is equipped with Shturm-M combat module with 30mm ZTM-1 cannon, a 7.62mm machine gun and an 30mm automatic grenade launcher. Targeting with modern digital laser complex with range finder and gun stabilizer ensure high accuracy of fire in all firing modes.

In addition, the combat module is equipped with a set of guided weapons, providing armor penetration not less than 800 mm – not including dynamic protection – at the distance of 5 km.

Ukrainian paratroopers test armored personnel carriers

Maneuverability on the battlefield is achieved by an 8x8 chassis and a powerful German engine Deutz, combined with an American automatic transmission from Allison. This helps accelerate the 16-tonne vehicle to a hundred kilometers per hour and provide high passability, as well as the ability to come through water obstacles afloat.

The BTR-3DA is also equipped with modern digital communication systems, satellite navigation, detection of the enemy, and battlefield surveillance.

Ukrainian paratroopers test armored personnel carriers