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U.S. Army delivers Q-36 Firefinder radar to Ukrainian military
by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2016


Ukraine military receives 10 Dozor-B armored vehicles
Kiev, Ukraine (UPI) Jul 21, 2016 - The Ukrainian military has taken custody of 10 Dozor-B armored vehicles, the Ukroboronprom defense concern announced Wednesday.

The military has accepted the fighting vehicles, which are ready to use without any restrictions, the company said in a statement.

The modern armored vehicle can carry 10 troops and offers protection from armor-piercing bullets, shrapnel, mines, chemical and radiological attacks.

It also features a BPU-12.7 machine gun installation, with night vision equipment, as well as an NSVT 12.7 machine gun that features an optical monocular periscope sight.

The vehicle can engage troops, lightly armored equipment and air threats flying at subsonic speeds.

Its 4x4 array can fulfill medical, reconnaissance and command functions and can hit speeds of more than 60 mph.

Ukroboronprom says it can manufacture more than 100 Dozor-Bs a year, continuing to adapt NATO standards.

The U.S. Army delivered AN-TPQ-36 Firefinder radar systems to the Ukrainian military, the service's Security Assistance Command said Wednesday.

The delivery took place July 2, the Army said in a statement.

The Q-36 radar, with its early detection capability, will help defend against rocket, mortar and artillery attacks, "a constant and lethal threat to military personnel and civilian populations in eastern Ukraine," the Army said.

The delivery was part of the Fiscal 2016 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, part of a larger package that includes communication and medical equipment, night vision devices, personal protection equipment and military training, a program that totals more than $200 million.

The Army's Security Assistance Command provides defense articles, services and training to Ukraine's ground forces, national guard and boarder guard.

The initiative is a response to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

The delivered Q-36 systems will further augment the country's current indirect fire defense, complementing the Q-48 counter-mortar radar systems previously provided.

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