Ovod (the Gadfly) is the name given to the new development of the Concern experts, which was presented at the 12th International Trade Fair "Arms and Security 2015" that took place Sept. 22-25.
"The subject of the concept is production of kits of armored modules of rapid mounting (installation takes 35-40 minutes) of various functionality. Modules may be installed on all types of all-terrain chassis (GAZ-66, ZIL-131, URAL-375, MAZ) and the chassis of foreign production equipped with diesel engines," the report reads.
It is noted that the main advantage of this design is versatility, possibility of rapid transformation, adaptability to manufacture, and the possibility to organize large-scale production. According to preliminary estimates, Zhytomyr Armored Plant SE is able to produce over 1,100 units per year.
"The basic armored modules from the set of Ovod kits can be mounted on any chassis of both domestic and foreign production on request of the customer. There are combat, transport, and battlefield management modules as well as technical and logistical support ones," Ukroboronprom reported.
It should be reminded that Zhytomyr Armored Plant SE carries out manufacture, overhauling and modernization of light armored military vehicles of various modifications. The company has recently upgraded BMP-1 IFV having equipped the vehicle with advanced combat module.