Saturday, November 26, 2022

Practika unveils new specialized armored vehicle for pyro­te­ch­nic teams

Scientific and Production Association Practika displayed a new КОZАК-5PML  specialized armored vehicle for pyro­te­ch­nic teams at the Arms and Security 2018 international specialized exhibition in Kyiv, Ukraine.

According to the company official, the new vehicle was developed for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, to transport un­ex­ploded mines and improvised explo­sive devices.

It is a specialized modifi­cation of the light utility armored vehicle «Kozak-5», that al­so based on the Ford F550 chassis.


It is currently being manufacturing with a 330 hp diesel engine coupled to an automatic transmission and with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 9,5 tonnes, although the weight can fluctuate depending on the weapon fit and armour package.

The vehicle has a length of 6.3 m, a width of 2.3 m, and a height of 2.5 m – excluding the spare wheel and roof accessories.

The con­stru­ctive difference lies in a longer whe­el­­base and the special design of bo­dy, that allows withstanding the blast wave in the event of unsuspected explosion of mines/IEDs that are transported. Also, the vehicle has a technical compartment for special tools of a pyrotechnic team.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine received a batch of 8 КОZАК-5PML specialized armored vehicles for pyro­te­ch­nic teams on 8 June 2018.

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