Ukrainian border guards tested new type of APC, that’s “Triton” armored personnel carrier with mine protection. That type of APC will soon be sent to East of Ukraine. 4 vehicles were bought for Border Guard Service and will operate on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
The vehicle was tested for several days on the training ground. “Triton” will be used to support border guard units, for observation of certain areas and transferring information to control centers of border guard service.
This type of APC was specially designed by engineers for State Border Guard Service. The vehicle has armor which is equal to STANAG 4569 protection standard for armored vehicles. “Triton” can protect the crew in case anti-tank mine (6 kg TNT) explodes under it.
The vehicle is equipped with radar station and thermal imager. “Triton” can take extra 4 servicemen of the unit to distant locations where they can stay on duty autonomously up to 7 days. The vehicle has diesel generator, independent heating system and AC. “Triton” also has satellite systems for transferring data.
After previous round of testing border guards gave engineers several ideas to improve the vehicle. All that was done while preparing the vehicle for the service.
Below is a video of “Triton” APC taken during testing.
Reported by Border Guard Service of Ukraine at http://dpsu.gov.ua