U.S. buys Ukrainian-made 'Kozak' APC for Ukrainian Border Guard Service
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has presented the Ukrainian Border Guard Service with a prototype of the Ukrainian-made 'Kozak' armored personnel carrier (APC), at a base in Kyiv
"To date, the United States has delivered dozens of armored pick-up trucks and vans to the Ukrainian Border Guard Service. The 'Kozak' is larger and offers a higher level of protection. Delivery of the prototype helps fulfill one of the commitments noted in the June 4, 2014 White House Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine," reads a statement posted on the embassy's website on Tuesday.
The "Kozak" is the first prototype of its kind designed by "Practika" Kyiv enterprise. Meeting Ukrainian Class 4 armor standards, the vehicle is built on an IVECO chassis and includes a v-shaped armored hull to guard against anti-personnel mines or other explosives.
"The prototype is analogous to a light version of a U.S. Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle," reads the statement.