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Ukrainian company touts new armored vehicle

A new armored vehicle from a Ukrainian company, in partnership with the Streit Group, is being touted.

By Richard Tomkins
Ukrainian company touts new armored vehicle
The Fiona armored vehicle debuted earlier this year. Photo by KrAZ.

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A new armored vehicle by Ukraine's Kremenchug Automobile Plant in partnership with the Streit Group has made its debut.

The Fiona is a 6x6 mine resistant ambush protected, or MRAP, armored personnel carrier. Its chassis is from KrAZ, while its armor is from the Streit Group of Canada and the United Arab Emirates, which assembled it.

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The vehicle is fully armored, its wheels feature a run-flat system and comes in a variety of engine types, including a diesel engine that 330 horsepower. The Fiona is suitable for use in urban environments as well as in more open terrain.

It was first displayed earlier this year at an international arms exhibition in the UAE.

KrAZ said the vehicle dislayed at the show was sold but the company gave no details as to the vehicle's cost or the customer's identity.

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