Canada to provide Ukraine with eight 4x4 armored vehicles manufactured by Roshel

According to information published by the "Global News" on April 26, 2022, Canada has finalized a deal with the Canadian Defense company Roshel to send eight armored vehicles that could be the Senator APC, a 4x4 armored personnel carrier.
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Senator 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier vehicle manufactured by the Canadian Company Roshel that could be delivered to Ukraine. (Picture source Rooshel)

On April 13, 2022, Army Recognition reported that Canada was studying the possibility to provide Ukraine with LAV 8x8 and Roshel Senator APC 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier vehicles.

Yesterday, a meeting of the Ukraine Security Consultative Group was organized at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The meeting was hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, and focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the related security issues facing NATO Allies and partners.

On April 26, 2022, Canadian Minister of Defense Anita Anand announced that the Government of Canada signed a contract with Mississauga-based manufacturer Roshel to supply 4x4 armored vehicles for Ukraine.

The Roshel Senator is a 4x4 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) that was unveiled in October 2018 during the AUSA Defense Exhibition in Washington D.C. The Roshel Senator is fitted with MIL-spec certified ballistic steel and .50 caliber-rated bullet-resistant glass capable of withstanding multiple hits, one-piece blast-resistant floor, gun ports, escape hatches equipped with a mounted turret system as well as mission-specific equipment and modifications. The vehicle comes in various layouts and door configurations (2-door, 4-door, hydraulic ramp), depending on the mission.

The Senator is powered by a 6.7L V8 Diesel engine developing 330 hp at 2,600 rpm coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. in APC configuration, the vehicle can accommodate up to 12 military personnel including a driver and commander.