BTR-4E Butsefal 8x8 armored vehicle deployed by Ukrainian Joint Forces Operations


According a statement published on the Facebook account of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operations (JFO), military forces launched to control the conflict-hit Donetsk and Lugansk regions, new BTR-4E Butsefal "Bucephalus" 8x8 wheeled armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle has been deployed by the JFO.


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Print screen video footage from the Facebook account of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operations showing new  BTR-4E Butsefal "Bucephalus" 8x8 wheeled armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle (Picture source Ukrainian Joint Forces Operations)


The new BTR-4E "Bucephalus" is developed and designed by the Ukrainian State Company Kharkiv-based Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. The new BTR-4E was presented by the Ukrainian defense industry during a defense exhibition in Thailand.

The BTR-4E can be fitted different types of weapon station, 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. 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. Two launchers for the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Stugna is fitted to the right side of the turret.

The design of the BTR-4E is divided into three compartments with driver and commander seats at the front, engine and transmission in the middle and troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle has a crew of three and seven infantrymen can be carried at the rear of the vehicle.

The BTR-4E hull is protected against firing of small arms 7.62mm AP (Armour 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).


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