"Some producers of war equipment still think in categories of the WWII. But under conditions of the hybrid war, classic tanks or armored vehicles are not enough. Equipment of other type is required for fighting with sabotage groups, and we tried to create it," deputy director of Ukrainska Bronetekhnika Dmytro Poliakov told Censor.NET.
According to him, Varta is a specialized armored personnel carrier. It is not suitable for the front line. Its main features are high speed, maneuver capability, trafficability, and endurance range, Poliakov said.
One vehicle is able to carry 10 people. Its standard weapon is a machine gun of 7.61X39 mm or 12.7 mm. The load-carrying ability of the roof allows putting heavier weapons on top, like an anti-tank guided missile.
The vehicle's interior is equipped with anti-mine chairs, which helps to increase viability of personnel.
"There are no other vehicles with such level of protection in Ukraine," Poliakov stressed.