​Ukrainian Army Adopted Advanced SFV-ST Command Vehicle

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In Ukrainian, the vehicle is named МШ-ПШ (MSh-PSh) which is equivalent of SFV-ST / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
In Ukrainian, the vehicle is named МШ-ПШ (MSh-PSh) which is equivalent of SFV-ST / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian military need vehicles that meet the modern standards

The Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) adopted a new advanced model of command vehicle, the "Staff folding vehicle with staff trailer" (SFV-ST or MSh-PSh).

The military contract was coordinated and announced by the Main HQ of UAF. These vehicles are produced by a domestic manufacturer "Pivdenavtobud" LLC.

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Graphics credit: Pivdenavtobud

The "mobile HQ" consists of two modules: one operational and the "rest module", which are placed on the 6x6 wheeled automobile chassis. The "operational module" provides up to 6 work places and is equipped with tools for automated control of troops and information exchange.

The purpose of the SFV-ST is to quickly relocate and deploy a command point with minimum life support infrastructure in any environment.

The modules could be lifted off the chassis with a hydraulic device without the involvement of third-party loading equipment / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Chief of the UAF headquarters said in an interview to ArmyInform that the currently used command vehicles no longer meet the requirements of the Ukrainian Army.

Most of them are based on Soviet-era vehicles and lack components for repair and maintenance. Also, such obsolete models took too much time to deploy and prepare for military activities.

Illustrative photo of an SFV-ST command vehicle / Photo credit: Pivdenavtobud

As Defense Express earlier reported, Ukraine is about to receive six more Panzerhaubitze 2000 from Germany and the Netherlands amid russian aggression. Multiple countries provide assistance to fight against russian invasion. For instance, the EU has recently approved sending 90 off-road trucks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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