The new version of the BTR-4 armoured fighting vehicle enlarges the family of 8x8 armoured vehicles that has already entered series production. KMDB has developed and manufactured a prototype and an add-on armour kit for it. The add-on armour makes it possible to considerably increase the level of protection of the crew and vehicle-borne troops, who are seated inside the BTR-4. This armour can be installed and dismounted by the manpower of the crew under field conditions depending on the planned combat task and the supposed threat.
About the BTR-4 armoured fighting vehicle:
The BTR-4 is an 8x8 amphibious armoured fighting vehicle. The vehicle features a modular design, which enables its basic chassis to be used for development of a family of armoured vehicles. This family comprises an armoured personnel carrier, infantry combat vehicle, command vehicle, command staff vehicle, armoured ambulance, and armoured repair and recovery vehicle. Being able to accommodate various overhead weapon stations and special equipment, the vehicle can be adapted for fulfilment of various combat and auxiliary tasks.
The BTR-4 is in service with the Ukrainian Army. The vehicle is also of great interest for foreign customers.
The Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) is a state enterprise, which is now Ukraine's leading design authority for armoured fighting vehicles and used to play a key role in the development of armoured tracked vehicles in the former Soviet Union.
The contemporary activities of the KMDB are distinguished by three main factors:
- the ability to offer customers a wide range of armoured vehicles and other products for both military and civil use, as well as obsolete vehicle upgrade packages
- the provision of equipment closely tailored to customer's individual requirements
- the availability of long-term support for the end user