Zhytomyr Armored Plant State Enterprise, which is part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, shipped the first serial body frame for the BTR-4E floating armored personnel carrier with improved amphibious characteristics to the Kharkov Machine-Building Design Bureau named after A.A. Morozov. The company is persistently and systematically working to perform the order for the manufacture of several body frames for these armored vehicles. The work goes on, being performed by technological processes in compliance with defined deadlines.
“We hope this type of product to be ordered frequently. We guarantee its quality and promptness of delivery,” the director of Zhytomyr Armored Plant Hennady Hrashchenkov said.
The BTR-4E is the export version of the BTR-4, an 8×8 armored vehicle personnel carrier (APC) designed by the Ukrainian Company Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau. The BTR-4 “Bucephalus” (Bronetransporter, Armoured Transporter) is an amphibious 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) designed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau (SOE KMDB). The layout of the BTR-4 represents a change compared to the older BTR-60/70/80 designed in the Soviet Union. The vehicle has a conventional layout similar to western designs like the German TPz Fuchs
The troops enter and leave the vehicle either through the rear doors or the roof hatches, and the driver and the commander are provided with doors located on the sides of the hull. The prototype is armed with the locally designed New Armament Module which is armed with one 30mm automatic cannon, 7.62mm coaxial machine-gun, up to four 9P135M Konkurs or Baryer anti-tank missiles (two on each side of the turret), and one 30mm automatic grenade launcher (fitted in place of the AT missiles on one left-hand side of the turret). The BTR-4 has a maximum speed of 110 km/h and can cross water obstacles at a speed of 10 km/h.