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Ukraine has received 55 AT105 Saxon armoured personnel carrier

Ukraine has received 55 AT105 Saxon armoured personnel carrier. The first batch – 20 cars was delivered in 2014, reported defence-blog.com.

The cost of one Saxon AT-105 car is 51 thousand dollars, taking into account all fees and transportation costs. Besides two crew members, this vehicle can comprise seven soldiers. Armored vehicle can drive with a maximum speed of 96 km/h, has a four-wheel drive 4×4 and can also cross water obstacles to a depth of 90 cm.

75 Saxons were sold to Ukraine and announced the deal on 5 December 2014. The former chief commander of British land-forces, General Sir Richard Dannatt, said that supplying the vehicles to Ukraine was “immoral” as they were “useless”.

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The Saxon is an armoured personnel carrier used by the British Army and supplied in small numbers to various overseas organisations. It was developed by GKN Sankey from earlier projects, AT 100 IS and AT104, and is due to be replaced by the Future Rapid Effect System. It was first produced by Alvis plc.

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