Ukroboronprom subsidiary begins production of Atlet combat vehicles

11 April 2018 (Last Updated April 11th, 2018 12:15)

Ukroboronprom’s subsidiary Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau has launched serial production of the latest Atlet armoured recovery and repair vehicles (BREM).

Ukroboronprom subsidiary begins production of Atlet combat vehicles
An Atlet armoured recovery and repair vehicle. Credit: Ukroboronprom.

Ukroboronprom’s subsidiary Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau has launched serial production of the latest Atlet armoured recovery and repair vehicles (BREM).

The new recovery and repair vehicle has been designed by Kharkiv-Morozov Design Bureau specialists to carry out evacuation operations and repair works in field conditions.

The Atlet armoured vehicle is fitted with a crane unit, which is capable of carrying up to 25t. The unit replaces the main nodes and components of the tank, including the turret and the engine.

“The vehicle will help significantly improve the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s technical capability, providing an enhanced level of combat readiness to the tank units.”

A winch with a maximum gravity load of up to 250kN is fitted to the vehicle for evacuation operations. It is sufficient to take out the main battle tank.

The special equipment integrated on to Atlet enables it to tow combat equipment at 25km/h. A 1,000HP engine enables the 46t vehicle to speed up to 70km/h.

The vehicle has a load carrying capacity of up to 1.5t and is fitted with a welding machine and other equipment that allows it to conduct a range of work to restore vehicle combat capability.

In addition, the vehicle will help significantly improve the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s technical capability, providing an enhanced level of combat readiness to the tank units.