The Ukrainian Armed Forces have officially inducted into service the next batch of 40 new Kozak-2 4×4 light armored vehicles, the Practika company announced on 12 December.
The Kozak-2 is a light multi-role vehicle based on an Iveco Eurocargo highly adaptable chassis and includes a v-shaped armored hull to protect the crew against anti-personnel mines or other explosives. It also uses suspended seats, and a collapsible sandwich structure in the floor to deflect and absorb mine blasts.
Designed for high mobility operations, both urban and rural, Kozak-2 can carry a crew of 10, a driver and a commander with 8 deployable dismounts. The vehicle fitted with a turret, capable of mounting up to a 12.7mm machine gun.
Kozak-2 was developed in 2015 to meet a Ukrainian Army need for an armored wheeled vehicle that could provide armored and mine protection.
Currently, 240 vehicles in 3 variants are in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies.