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Ukraine unveils BTR-4CS-T 8x8 APC for Royal Thai Navy and more customers.


| 2021

As reported by Defense Studies, Facebook account of Kyiv Armored Plant, a subsidiary of Ukrainian armored vehicle builder Ukroboronprom – the Ukrainian Defence Industry Group – has published pictures of its finally assembled new BTR-4 family of armored vehicles on November 5, 2021.
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BTR-4CS-T completed for the Royal Thai Navy, according to Defense Studies (Picture source: Kiev Armored Plant)


The BTR-4CS-T (or BTR-4KSh-T in Ukrainian) is based on the export version of the BTR-4U 8x8 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier). Designed by Ukrainian subsidiary Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau(KMDB) Ukroboronprom, the vehicle was presented to the customer on November 12, 2021. The final customer handover will take place in early December 2021. Local Ukrainian media reported that, among the BTR-4CS-T 8x8 command vehicles completed, at least one was built for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) identified as a customer.

The BTR-4KShM wheeled armored vehicle has been expanded to accommodate the installation of communications equipment, command and control tactical network including an antenna for use as a command vehicle. This APC carries a crew of 8 personnel, including a driver and a vehicle commander.


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BTR-4CS-T completed for the Royal Thai Navy, according to Defense Studies (Picture source: Kiev Armored Plant)


Even if no confirmation is available, it seems that this BTR-4CS appears to be an evolution of the BTR-3CS unveiled in Bangkok during Defense & Security Thailand 2019 (18-21 November).


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BTR-3CS 8x8 unveiled at Defense & Security Thailand 2019. This vehicle has been designed bt Thailand Defence Technology Institute (DTI) with Ukrainian Ukroboronprom, French Thales and Thai company Datagate for the Royal Thai Army (Picture source: Army Recognition)


 

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