Ukraine army has taken delivery first batch of AT105 Saxon 4x4 APC armoured personnel carrier.

 
Defense & Security News - Ukraine
 
 
Ukraine army has taken delivery first batch of AT105 Saxon 4x4 APC armoured personnel carrier.
Ukraine armed forces have taken delivery first batch of British-made 4x4 armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon. The vehicles were delivered to Odessa and transported by road to to Nikolaev and Kharkov to be upgraded. Ukroboronprom has purchased 75 armoured personnel carrier (APC) which were in storage in UK. The vehicles come with any weapons and will be equipped with a weapon station made in Ukraine.
     
Ukraine armed forces have taken delivery first batch of British-made 4x4 armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon. The vehicles were delivered to Odessa and transported by road to to Nikolaev and Kharkov to be upgraded. Ukroboronprom has purchased 75 armoured personnel carrier (APC) which were in storage in UK. The vehicles come with any weapons and will be equipped with a weapon station made in Ukraine. AT105 Saxon 4x4 APC armoured personnel on a truck to unidentified place in Ukraine.
     
According an official of Ukroboronprom, a total of 55 AT-105 Saxon APCs will be delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces in 2015. All the vehicles have been delivered with a certificate of guarantee that ensures right functionality.
 
 

The AT105 is 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier which was developed by the British Company GKN Defence as the successor to its earlier AT104. The first prototype of the AT-105 was completed in 1975 and the first production vehicles in 1976.

Currently, the AT-105 Saxon is always in service with Bahrain, Malaysia, Nigeria and Oman but is no longer in service in the British Army.

The AT105 Saxon has a hull of all-welded steel, with the driver seated at the very front of the hull on the right side and the personnel compartment at the rear. The hull provides the crew with complete protection against small arms fire up to and including 7.62 mm armour-piercing rounds, and HE shell fragments up to 155 mm bursting at 10 m from the vehicle. The floor is V-shaped to give maximum protection against mine blast, except for the axles, which are outside the armoured section.
 

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