The military of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation (JFO) have received a brand-new armored personnel carrier (BTR) Butsefal (“Bucephalus”), developed by the Kharkiv-based Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, a state-owned enterprise.
“The newest BTR-4E Butsefal is an eight-wheel drive armored personnel carrier, developed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv-based Machine Building Design Bureau and manufactured at the Malyshev Plant. It is designed for the transportation of soldiers of the mechanized infantry units and fire support in battles,” the JFO press service wrote on Facebook.
“The BTR is equipped with a powerful 30mm gun and a combat module that includes Stugna anti-tank guided missiles. In addition, it has two water jet propellers and pumps for pumping water, so it is able to force water obstacles. Butsefal can also effectively counter even heavy armored vehicles such as T-72 tanks, which are in the arsenal of Russian occupation troops. The military of the Joint Forces Operation have already managed to assess combat capabilities of the brand-new combat vehicle,” the press service added. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)