Ukraine Ministry of Defense modernizes Russian-made BRDM-2 4x4 armoured personnel carrier 0707143
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Ukrainian modernized BRDM-2
|Monday, July 7, 2014 11:51 AM|
|Ukraine Ministry of Defense modernizes Russian-made BRDM-2 4x4 armoured personnel carrier.|
A video releases by the Ukrainian TV channel "5th Channel" shows the modernization of BRDM-2 4x4 armoured vehicle performed by the Design and Technology Centre (TCC) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine in Kiev.
The new modernized Russian-made BRDM-2 unveiled by the Design and Technology Centre (TCC) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
The crisis with Russia has no adverse effect on the ability of the Ukrainian defence industry to perform modernization programs and launch new programs to manufacture new military equipment and armoured vehicles.
A door is added on each side of the vehicle which is also protected with cage armour. The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left with the vehicle commander to his right. Both are provided with a bulletproof windscreen to their front, which is covered by an armoured shutter, hinged at the top, when the vehicle is in combat areas. A 7.62mm light machine gun is mounted at the front, under the bulletproof windscreen of the commander.
Each side of the vehicle is protected by wire cage armour
The old turret of standard BRDM-2 was removed and two hatches that open to the outside were added. A PKT 7.62mm light machine gun and 30mm automatic grenade launcher are mounted at the front.
A military member of the Ukrainian Design and Technology Centre said in the video, that the standard GAZ-41 V-8 water-cooled petrol engine is replaced by an IVECO Diesel engine to increase road speed and cruising range.
This new modernized BRDM-2 could be also equipped with intelligence and surveillance systems for Special Forces Units.
A 7.62mm PKT machine gun and a 30mm automatic grenade launcher are mounted on the top of the vehicle.