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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine22.07.2015, 15:30

Oleksandr Turchynov: New technique for the military is a combination of reliable protection and comfort

New armored vehicles, such as "Kozak", combine fighting power, reliable protection and ease of use. Such was told by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to journalists after handing over the new models of machinery to National Guard special operations and operational units at the proving ground in Novy Petrivtsy.

"I drove various armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers at the front. They meet the requirements of troops protection, but many of them are very uncomfortable at operation", - Oleksandr Turchynov said. According to him, it is very difficult to work in such vehicles for several hours, "and in some of them it's not safe to stay without helmet while moving off-road".

"The new vehicle combines effective protection and comfort conditions of our military. Staying in this car is not linked with physical exertion for the trooper anymore", - he stressed and added that this is especially important for special operatives who can rest while moving to the combat mission.

According to him, "Kozak" vehicle has been tested and now goes into service to the National Guard of Ukraine. In the latest yet serial model of the vehicle all suggestions of the military after running tests of experimental models were taken into account. "By the end of the year 100 of such cars should be sent to the front", - set a target to manufacturers NSDC Secretary.

In addition, Oleksandr Turchynov noted that a new means of communication were also represented, since secure and effective communication, which cannot be suppressed during combat, "is an important component in the coordination of tasks execution and ensuring the efficiency of actions".

At the same time, NSDC Secretary told about unmanned aerial vehicles of domestic and foreign production, which were demonstrated at the proving ground. "This is high quality technique, which allows to carry out professional operations both at the front and at taking out terrorist and sabotage groups, to find and coordinate their neutralization", - he said.

Oleksandr Turchynov added that now the transition from quantitative approach, which was important at the beginning of military aggression, to a qualitative approach is being performed as in the sphere of technical support so in the selection and training of special operations personnel. "This is a very important thing, because one professional is worth of 10 amateurs. And this war has demonstrated it again", - he concluded.