Bogdan Corporation hands over new batch of Bogdan 6317 off-road trucks to Ukrainian Armed Forces
Bogdan Corporation has supplied a new batch of Bogdan 6317 multi-purpose off-road trucks with a carrying capacity of 11 tonnes made under the state defense procurement order to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to a report on the website of the corporation, the plans to supply multi-purpose heavy vehicles by the Ukrainian manufacturer in 2018 are estimated at over 200 units.
According to the report, new Bogdan 6317 is intended to gradually replace Soviet-era Ural-375, Ural-4320, ZIL-131 and military modifications of KAMAZ, which are produced on the territory of the aggressor country.
Multipurpose Bogdan 6317 truck is equipped with a six-cylinder Weichai Power diesel engine with a capacity of 9.7 liters and a power capacity of 380 hp. The truck is capable of speeding up to 85 km per hour with a cargo carrying capacity of 11 tonnes and has a driving distance of 1,447 km. It can carry 50 people in the equipped body, tow transport trailers by roads of all categories with a hard and a ground covering, and also in off-road conditions.
The new modification of the vehicles was successfully tested by the Ministry of Defense, during which it confirmed the technical level required to fulfill the tasks set by the customer, and recommended for operation in the Armed Forces in a special period, the press service said.
Bogdan Corporation was established in February 2005 with the aim of implementing investment projects intending to create the capacities in Ukraine for the production of all types of vehicles. The corporation built automobile plants in Cherkasy with a capacity of 120,000-150,000 cars and Lutsk with a capacity of 6,000 buses and trolleybuses a year.
Under the new conditions, Bogdan Corporation also promotes special vehicles, including sanitary, auto equipment for military customers to the market.