Ukraine Army takes delivery of 12 BTR-4E 8x8 armored personnel carrier vehicles
According to news released on December 24, 2019, on the Kyiv Post newspaper website, Ukrainian State Defense Company Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau has delivered 12 BTR-4E 8x8 armored vehicle personnel carrier to the Ukrainian armed forces.
Ukrainian BTR-4E 8x8 wheeled APC Armored Personnel Carrier vehicle. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The new BTR-4E 8x8 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) vehicles were accepted by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and delivered to the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade. This is one of the most important contracts for the Company Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau.
The BTR-4E is the export version of the BTR-4, an 8x8 armored vehicle personnel carrier (APC) designed by the Ukrainian Company Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. This the latest generation of wheeled armored personnel carriers (APC) manufactured by the Ukrainian defense industry.
The BTR-4E can be fitted with different types of weapon stations, but the standard version is fitted with a remotely operated weapon station called BM-3 Shturm which is armed with one ZTM-1 30mm automatic cannon. The second armament of the turret includes one KT or PKT 7.62mm machine gun, one AG-17 30mm automatic grenade launcher mounted to the left side of the main armament.
The BTR-4E has a crew of three and seven infantrymen can be carried at the rear of the vehicle. The BTR-4E hull is protected against the firing of small arms 7.62mm AP (Armor Piercing) caliber and artillery shell splinters, Level 2 STANAG 4569. The BTR-4E is also equipped with an anti-mine "skirt" which improves protection against mine blast and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). To increase protection of the vehicle, the turret and the sides can be fitted with slat armor to provide a higher level of protection against attack by rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons fitted with a HEAT warhead. There is also an add-on armor kit available offers all-around protection against weapons of 30mm caliber.
The BTR-4E can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 700 km.