Concern "Ukroboronprom" wants to install purchased from the UK, the Saxon armored personnel carriers and machine guns of its production, said the press service of the company.
"The experts of the plant "Mayak" by order of the state concern "Ukroboronprom" has developed a unique mounting kit for installation on Saxon armored vehicles with machine gun CT-7, 62. Because the creation in the near future "the Saxons" will receive the necessary weapons and can be used in the area of anti-terrorist operation ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the company." The machine gun CT - 7, 62 is designed for the destruction of manpower and firepower of the enemy. Set in the open hatches of all types of armored vehicles and in the doorway of helicopters, has manual control of the fire with the trigger ", - the press service. In addition, companies "Ukroboronprom" ready to convert the required number of these armoured cars, to apply them in the form of ambulances, add in the organization. Remember, on 14 March, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the delivery of 30 British armored cars Saxon. Again, a few days before the armored cars that failed to participate in the fighting, there was a serious incident. on 10 March on the route Kyiv - Kharkiv on the way to the area to conduct special operations Ukrainian soldiers lost control of the British armored car Saxon and overturned, the driver died. In mid-February, former chief of the General staff of the armed forces of great Britain Richard Dannat stated that transferred to Ukraine Saxon armored cars will be completely useless on the front line. Choose English military who had to apply the Saxon armored cars, spoke of them extremely negative." The APC "Saxon" looks like shit and so is. The best thing is that it can say: go in it is better than walking, and it protects from the rain." Saxon famous rolling down from the hills in Bosnia fatal for passengers. The Serbs captured several pieces, and our opinion in this regard was " it would be better if they took the rest ". Protection of the poor, the permeability of the tragic, to the same high center of gravity, " wrote one user forums. Spacebattles. Com (translation leads blogger Andrei-bt)." on staff courses one officer great criticized when he's in response to the task that had to be solved by the battalion on the " Saxons ", made an initiative to apply them as artificial obstacles or traps, just to protect the risk to transport soldiers in them. I've never heard a single good word about them, " - said in the review. In mid-February, the Secretary of the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of the country Oleksandr Turchynov said that the armed forces special operations received 20 Saxon armoured vehicles manufactured in the UK, 55 these machines are expected in the near future." These "Saxons" came without weapons, we will put them on a combat unit who is required to provide effective cover fire of the national guard or other branches, which they will be delivered, " Turchynov said. According to his statement, after the armored inspections are held at the site, they will go to the armed forces military operations in the East of Ukraine.