Information on the purchase of two KrAZ “Cougar” armored vehicles from the Armed Forces of Ukraine appeared in the reports of state public procurement. According to official information, the price of one armored car is about UAH 7.5 million.
KrAZ Cougar is produced by the Kremenchug Automobile Plant under the license of the Canadian-Emirates company Streit Group. The premiere of the novelty took place in August 2014 as part of the parade in Kiev. In the same year, the National Guard acquired two dozen of these vehicles, after a while another 47 pieces of equipment came to the disposal of the State Border Service.
The army vehicle was created on the basis of the time-tested Toyota Land Cruiser 79 pickup truck. Under the armored hood, a 4.0-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 218 hp is installed. in combination with 5-st. MCP, or a 4.5-liter turbodiesel with 232 horsepower and a 6-band “automatic”. With a length of 5352 mm, the interior of the car is designed for 8 people. The minimum ground clearance is 300 mm.
The body of the armored car meets the CEN Level BR6 ballistic protection class and is capable of withstanding 7.62×51 mm bullets from a distance of 10 m. The armored KrAZ also has tires with RunFlat technology.