Second and final batch of AT-105 Saxon APC arrived to Ukraine 32206151

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Second and final batch of AT-105 Saxon APC arrived to Ukraine
An adviser of the Ukrainian President announced that the second and final batch of retired British wheeled armoured personnel carriers AT-105 Saxon was delivered to Ukraine. 55 Saxon APC have to be added to the 20 previously delivered armoured vehicles.
     
Second and final batch of AT-105 Saxon APC arrived to UkraineAT-105 Saxon Armoured Personnel Carriers delivered to Ukrainian Army
     

75 armoured personnel carriers AT-105 Saxon from the British Army were purchased for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine in late 2014 for $ 3.8 million (€3.35 million). The first batch of 20 purchased vehicles was delivered to Odessa on February 11, 2015, and was distributed between the 25th airborne brigade and the 79th and 95th airmobile brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On 3rd and 4th June 2015 several armoured personnel carriers Saxon of the 25th Airborne Brigade were first used in combat in Marinka, near Donetsk.

On April 4th, the specialists of “Mayak” company, which is part of Ukroboronprom presented to the President of Ukraine, the Minister of Defense and the heads of other law enforcement agencies, the armed version of AT-105 Saxon APC. AT-105 Saxon are equipped with two 7.62mm machine guns above the rear compartment and one 12.7mm DSHKM heavy machine gun above the turret. All those weapons are fitted with holographic sights.

The recently delivered vehicles will probably also be fitted for the combat before being delivered to Ukrainian army's units.
 

 

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