Ukrainian Army takes delivery of first Bogdan 2351 light utility vehicles

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of the first batch of new Bogdan 2351 light utility vehicles to replace the Soviet-era UAZ-469, said in press service of the Bogdan Motors.

The Bogdan Motors company has developed the new multi-purpose military vehicle, called the Bogdan 2351, to replace ageing UAZ-469s that do not meet the present requirements of a battlefield.

According to the company, the new light utility vehicles has a more powerful and more efficient engine with a capacity of 143 hp (volume of 2.0 liters), high maximum speed and load capacity. The Bogdan 2351 can carry a payload of 1,100 kg and a crew of two-person with accommodation for up to three fully equipped troops.

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Also, it has a maximum speed of 140 km/h, an average cross-country speed of 50-60 km/h on an unpaved road, and a cruising range of 700km and more, depending on road type.

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This vehicle was built on the Chinese Great Wall Wingle 5 platform, but with recommended changes to the parts of an engine, suspension, chassis and electric equipment.

The Bogdan 2351 has a climatic operational range from -25°C to +55°C.This pickup truck can be airlifted by the Il-76, An-70, and larger military cargo aircraft.

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