Russian_Patriot_ Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:32 pm
Saudi Arabia has purchased about 60 Ukrainian armored vehicles "Kazak-5".
As reported by Ukrainian media, during your performances, held in Kiev, the International defense investment forum 12 Aug 2021 Chairman of the Board of Directors Kiev JSC "Scientific-production Association "Practice" and concurrently Chairman of the Board of the League of defense enterprises of Ukraine Oleg Vysotsky said,telling about the company's plans to participate at the defense exhibition in Saudi Arabia that: "the Practice" this year, two sold an export contract with them (Saudi Arabia) including".
According to other sources, the NGO Praktika delivered 60 wheeled armored vehicles of its own production "Kozak-5" with a 4x4 wheel formula to Saudi Arabia in 2021. The Ukrainian media reported on the production of this batch in the spring of 2021. It is possible that these vehicles were purchased by the Saudis for transfer to the pro-Saudi Hadist forces in Yemen.
The second and foreign contract, announced as implemented by the NGO Praktika in 2021, may be the delivery of several Kozak-2M armored vehicles to Indonesia (the first two vehicles of this type were delivered to Indonesia in 2020).
The Kozak-5 armored vehicle was first presented by Praktika NGO at the Zbroya ta Bezpeka-2016 exhibition in Kiev in the fall of 2016. The vehicle is made on the commercial chassis of a Ford F550 pickup truck and has a full combat weight of 10 tons. Declared level of armor protection CCD-5 (STANAG 4569 level 2). So far, it was reported that only eight Kozak-5 vehicles were delivered for the Kozak-5PML mine clearance services for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in 2018.
It should be noted that, according to the NGO Praktika itself, the level of imported products and components in the machines it makes is about 80 percent in value.