Ukraine upgrades captured Russian armored vehicles

Ukrainian engineers not only restore and repair captured Russian combat vehicles but modernize them.

According to a report from Vilniy Voenkor, Ukrainian engineers have upgraded the BTR-82A armored personnel carrier, which had been captured in March by Ukrainian troops on the northern outskirts of Kyiv.

“This is the main armored personnel carrier of the Russian army, in service since 2013. Like all Russian BTR-82, it has significant shortcomings. Our engineers had to work on it,” the report states.

At present, the armored vehicle is already equipped with a thermal imager. After the final upgrade, the armored personnel carrier will receive improved armor and satellite Internet.

About Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire is senior Pentagon reporter for Probashir Konthosor, covering the intersection of national security policy, politics and the defense industry.

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