Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov told reporters after transfer of the new equipment to special and operational purpose detachments of the National Guard of Ukraine on the shooting range in Novi Petrivtsi, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the NSDC.
"I drove various armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers at the front. They meet the required level of protection of the personnel but many of them are very inconvenient to operate," Oleksandr Turchynov said.
According to him, it is very difficult to fulfill tasks using such vehicles for several hours in a row," and it is dangerous to stay in some of them without a helmet during movement off the road." "The new vehicle combines efficient protection and comfort for our servicemen. The stay of a soldier in the vehicle is not associated with physical activity anymore," he said and added that this is especially important for the commandos so that they would be able to relax while moving on a combat mission.
According to him, Kozak armored vehicle has been tested and passed into service of the National Guard of Ukraine. The last model of the vehicle, which has become a production one, already takes into account all the proposals of the military after they have tested trial models. "100 of these vehicles must be delivered on the frontline until the end of year," NSDC Secretary tasked the manufacturers.
In addition, Oleksandr Turchynov said that the new means of communication have been presented as well while the secure and efficient communication that cannot be suppressed during the combat "is an important component in the coordination of operations ensuring the efficiency of actions."
The NSDC Secretary also told about domestic and imported unmanned aerial vehicles, which were demonstrated at the ground. "This is high-quality equipment that allows committing operations both at the frontline and during neutralization of the terrorist and subversive groups - to find them and adjust their liquidation," he said.
Oleksandr Turchynov added that the transition from the quantitative approach, which was vital in the beginning of military aggression, to a qualitative one including either the equipment support and the selection and training of the personnel of the special forces is underway. "This is crucial because one expert worth 10 amateurs. And the war has once again proven this," he concluded.