Ukrainian BTR-4M armored vehicle was tested in the tropics

The BTR-4M armored vehicle which has been used in the Donbas from the very beginning of the conflict, has been successfully tested in the tropical climate in Indonesia.

As reported by UNIAN, five Ukrainian armored vehicles were delivered to the Marine Corps of Indonesia as part of a contract signed in the beginning of 2014 between the Indonesian Defense Ministry and the State enterprise, SpetsTechnoExport, a part of Ukroboronprom.

During the tests in the presence of Ukrainian specialists, the capabilities of the armored vehicles in the sea were tested, along with ammunition tests in the mountains and tests of the vehicles’ driving performance on both the road and ground.

“A 100 km march began at night when a convoy of BTR-4Мs went by road from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, to the coast of the Java Sea. At dawn, the armored vehicles tested their amphibious capabilities in the sea,” the press service of Ukroboronprom reported.

It is noted that each of the five BTR-4Мs took part in successfully firing at hypothetical targets at various distances.

The BTR-4М has an 8×8 wheel arrangement, is equipped with Deutz engines and Allison transmissions which meet NATO standards.

  Ukraine, Indonesia