Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard Will Be Supplied with ‘Dozor-B’ Armored Vehicle to Put It Into Service
(Source: Ukroboronprom State Concern; dated June 6, web-posted June 12, 2014)
Ukrainian industry will provide 200 Donor-B light armored vehicles to the Ukrainian armed forces and National Guard; the vehicles are particularly well-suited for security operations. (Ukroboronprom photo)
Dozor-B armored vehicle in amount of 200 units of Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau production - member enterprise of Ukroboronprom State Concern - will be supplied to Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard to put it into the service.

It was announced by Oleksandr Turchinov, Acting President of Ukraine on June 4, 2014 at the Chuguyev firing range (Kharkov region) during the presentation of ‘Dozor-B’ main specifications. The armor was also inspected by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and commanders of the battalions involved in Kiev’s so-called "anti-terrorist operation" in the country’s east.

"The small armored personnel carrier Dozor-B is necessary both for mobile units of Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard. It is manoeuvre, fast, all-terrain mobility with the speed of 120 km/hour, has rather powerful weaponry and, what is the most important, it is much cheaper than other armored personnel carriers,” Mr. Turchinov reported.

According to the executive, state is interested in provision of Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard with armored vehicles of such type. From Turchinov’s conviction, setting of serial production of ‘Dozor-B’ will strengthen the defensive capacity of Ukrainian military units and provide the enterprises of national defense industrial complex with the relevant orders.

“Vehicle has recommended itself well. We make an emphasis on the orders of Ukroboronprom,” Mr. Turchinov noted.

In its turn, Oleksandr Veretennikov General Designer of Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau underlined the vehicle’s advantages. First of all, it is a high manoeuvrability of Dozor in the comparison with other armored vehicles of the same class.

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