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Ukrainian soldiers with KrAZ-Spartan 4x4 armoured vehicles at Rapid-Trident 2016 exercises 10507162.


| 2016
Defence & Security News - Ukraine
 
Ukrainian soldiers with KrAZ-Spartan 4x4 armoured vehicles at Rapid-Trident 2016 exercises.
Rapid Trident 2016 military exercises are held from June 27 to July 8 in the territory of Yavorov training area in Lvov region. They are held since 2006 as part of Partnership for Peace military cooperation program. Rapid Trident-2016 exercises are aimed at introducing and sharing best practice of the armies of advanced countries of the world, improving cooperation between units of ground forces of US, Ukraine, armies of NATO country-members and Partnership for Peace members.
     
     

Ukrainian troops came to Rapid Trident-2016 on Spartan vehicles in service with their unit. These national armored vehicles had their first combat in ATO zone. A driver of Spartan, trooper Vyacheslav Shpak said these vehicles participated in assault of Donetsk airport and seizure of Butovka mine. He emphasized that no Spartan was completely inoperative in combat and their crews remained safe and sound. He praised easy maneuvering and comfort of these vehicles.

It should be recalled that KrAZ-Spartan is based on Ford F-550 chassis and proved to be a reliable vehicle in many combat operations of US and NATO armies in Middle East and Africa countries. Jobs that this vehicle tackles include patrolling dangerous areas, carrying and protecting crew from small arms fire and blast mine explosion.

Under the conditions typical for ATO zone Spartan is a vehicle for close combat, a light armored personnel carrier, it is used for driving on rugged terrains that could not but affect loading conditions. “AutoKrAZ” carefully analyzed claims and recommendations of military and improved vehicle design to meet various needs in conformity with technical specifications. The plant has received and receives many gratitude calls and letters from warriors whose lives were saved thanks to KrAZ armored vehicles.
 
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