Specialized armored vehicle “Novator” has completed the defining departmental tests of the State border service of Ukraine, the purpose of which was to determine the possibility of acceptance of an armored vehicle in SBSU.
Tests of the SAV “Novator” were held from 18 to 28 November 2019 on the basis of the Main training center of personnel of the State border service of Ukraine named after Major General Igor Momot.
In a simulated operating environment, the car was evaluated according to the seven methods program developed by the National Academy of state border service of Ukraine:
• Checking of the composition, completeness and mass-dimensional parameters;
• Assessment of dynamism parameters;
• Assessment of efficiency parameters;
• Assessment of economy parameters;
• Assessment of ergonomic and medical-technical parameters;
• Assessment of evacuation equipment and means of towing;
• Assessment of maintenance support and sufficiency of spare parts.
During the tests, “Novator” not only fully confirmed the declared characteristics, but also demonstrated record results for several parameters. In particular, the acceleration time from zero to 100 km / h. was 10.5 seconds; emergency braking at a speed of 40 km/h. – only 7.5 m; maximum side slop angle-25 degrees; engine and exhaust system noise – from 70 to 80 dB; and also was demonstrated the highest mobility on off-road terrain.
“Novator” is the leader in its class, it has no analogues and is highly popular among the military divisions of Ukraine, – said the Director of “Ukrainian Armor” Alexander Kuzma. – “Our vehicle is a universal platform that can be modified depending on the type of troops and tasks.”
According to test results, the departmental commission of the State border service of Ukraine made a conclusion that the SAV “Novator” can be recommended for acceptance to operation, as a border guards carrier to service the areas of escalation on the state border, during the implementation of the enhanced protection of the state border, carry out patrols on the border with the temporarily occupied territories.