120 combat vehicles – armored personnel carriers and M-113 – have already received multifunctional protective armored shields for the crew
Metinvest Group will supply 200 protective structures for military combat vehicles, the production of which requires approximately 150 tons of armored steel. This is stated in the press release of Metinvest.Media.
«Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Metinvest has set up the production of armor steel for body armors that protects Ukrainian defenders on the battlefield. The company transferred more than 150,000 units free of charge for individual protection for the Armed Forces, rescuers, volunteers, military medics, law enforcement officers, etc.,» the company notes.
Currently, the company produces additional protection for the crews of military vehicles from armored steel. The basis for the production of armor is the same steel that is used to complete body armor.
“It’s armor steel, it’s a little thicker than what we use for body armors. But it will provide more reliable protection against larger calibers and hits,» explains the operational director of the Metinvest Group Oleksandr Myronenko.
120 combat vehicles – armored personnel carriers and M-113 – have already received multifunctional protective armored shields for the crew, another 80 armored vehicles of various modifications will be received soon.
Now the company’s specialists have developed an experimental sample of additional armor for the Roshel Senator combat vehicle. The first, test structure has already been installed on a military vehicle, and later, after tests and refinements, the structure will be put into serial production.
According to the CEO of Metinvest Group Yuriy Ryzhenkov, the company has transferred more than 400 cars, almost 2,000 thermal imagers and 1,200 drones to the Armed Forces since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In addition, the list includes armored vehicles.
As GMK Center reported earlier, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the company sent for help 3.7 billion UAH to the state and its citizens, more than 2 billion UAH of which are for the needs of the army within the framework of Rinat Akhmetov’s «Steel Front» military initiative. During the year of the war, Metinvest became one of the largest private donors of the Ukrainian army.