Friday, November 25, 2022

Ukrainian army receives new batch of MT-LB-S armored medical evacuation vehicle

The Ukrainian Ground Forces have received the next batch of the new MT-LB-S armored medical evacuation vehicle, according to the Ukrainian Military Page media reports.

According to reports published in local media, another batch of armored medical evacuation vehicles on the basis of the MT-LB for the Ukrainian troops was handed over by the “VK Sistema” company.

The MT-LB-S is designed to medical evacuation role by providing room for the medical attendant to monitor patient condition en-route, access stored medical equipment, and improved medical capabilities. The new MT-LBS is an updated version of MT-LB multi-purpose fully amphibious auxiliary armoured tracked vehicle.


The high-mobility stretch chassis provides excellent cross-country capability and ride characteristics particularly important in this unique mission.


– Length – 6,454 m.
– Width – 2.86 m
– Ground clearance – 0.4 m
– The maximum speed on the highway is 60 km / h
– Operational range – 300 km.

The increase in available space provides the ability to integrate more capable for each mission role.

Onboard medical equipment:

– First aid facilities and equipment
– Oxygen inhaler KI-4.02
– Portable manual device for artificial ventilation of lungs DP-10
– Equipment for loading and unloading the injured

The crew, a driver and a commander sit in a compartment at the front of the vehicle, with the engine behind them. A compartment at the rear enables up to 8 wounded to be carried or a cargo of up to 2,000 kg. The vehicle is fully amphibious, being propelled by its tracks in the water. The vehicle is lightly armored against small arms and shell splinters with a thickness of 3 to 10 mm of steel.

According to the current information, about 30 of a total of 120 MT-LB-S armored medical evacuation vehicles were delivered to Ukrainian Ground Forces.

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