Military Factory

Modern Ukrainian Army Vehicles and Artillery

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 5/9/2014

The modern Ukrainian Army ranks as one of the top twenty-five powers in the world.

There are a total of 45 Modern Ukrainian Army Vehicles and Artillery in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building D...
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The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally with a handful of armies acr...
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The BTR-94 is nothing more than a Ukrainian modified version of the Soviet-era BTR-80 armored personnel carrier. As such, the...
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T-84 (Oplot)
The nation of Ukraine was under the Soviet sphere of influence up to 1990 when the Empire was dissolved amidst a move to a mo...
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The 2S19 MSTA is the primary self-propelled artillery system of the Russian Army today, fielding a powerful 152mm main gun ab...
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BM-30 (Smerch) / 9A52-2
Long relying on large collections of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs) as cheap, effective fire support weapons, the Sov...
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2A45 Sprut (Kraken)
For decades the Russian / Soviet Army had placed a premium on effective artillery pieces for effective armor-defeating measur...
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The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that more or less hit its stri...
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BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against German and Axis forces tha...
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HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee)
Aside from the M1 Abrams, perhaps no other American armored vehicle has represented the American Army more than the venerable...
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BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The BMD-2 was a further evolution of the BMD-1 line of amphibious light infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) intended to be air-d...
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Saxon AT105
The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied in small numbers to seve...
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SA-19 Grisom / 2K22 Tunguska
The 2K22 "Tunguska" (NATO codename of SA-19 "Grisom") is a self-propelled, tracked air defense system that combines both rapi...
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BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of its BMP-1 in 1966. The ty...
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2S9 Nona
The 2S9 "Nona" ("Newest Ordnance Ground Artillery") was introduced with Soviet Army forces in 1981 as a self-propelled, track...
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SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk
The vast airspace over the Russian frontier and the combat-ready atmosphere of the Cold War required the Soviet Army to keep ...
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SA-13 (Gopher) / 9K35 Strela-10
The 9K35 "Strela-10" was developed by Soviet engineers to replace the 1960s-era 9K31 Strela-1 line (SA-9 "Gaskin") of mobile ...
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SA-10 (Grumble) / S-300
The S-300 (NATO designation and codename of SA-10 "Grumble) is a long-range surface-to-air missile system developed in the la...
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2S5 Giatsint-S (Hyacinth) (M1981)
Never shy about adopting large-caliber guns into its inventory, the Soviet Army took on hundreds of the 2S5 "Giatsint-S" ("Hy...
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The T-80 of the Russian Army was born in the era of the Soviet Empire during the Cold War. The type was a further evolution o...
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2S7 Pion (M1975)
Soviet armored doctrine was wholly rewritten during World War 2 (1939-1945) following the German invasion of the Soviet Union...
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BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140
The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher design consisting of an enc...
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SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA
To contend with ever-improving, more agile low-altitude aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War, the Soviet milit...
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2S1 Gvozdika (M1974)
The 2S1 Gvozdika (translating to "Carnation") was a standard Red Army self-propelled howitzer platform. The type was recogniz...
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T-72 (Ural)
The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank designs since they unveiled...
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2S3 Akatsiya (SO-152) / (M1973)
To match the capabilities of the United States Army and its introduction of the 155mm-armed M109 SPA (Self-Propelled Artiller...
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BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
Since the tactic of utilizing airborne troops came to lethal fruition in World War 2, there always lay the challenge of outfi...
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SA-9 (Gaskin) / 9K31 Strela-1
The SA-9 (NATO codename of "Gaskin" and formally designated by the Russians as the 9K31 Strela-1) was a four-wheeled mobile a...
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MT-LB (M1970)
World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the war, the concepts proven...
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The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Cold War. She was a direct ...
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BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...
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The natural progression of Soviet tank design during the years following World War 2 eventually produced the T-64 Main Battle...
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ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)
The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-aircraft system for pilots ...
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BM-21 (Grad)
The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, despite her Cold War origins...
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122mm Model 1963 (D-30 / 2A18)
The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system in 1963, replacing the aging World War 2-era ...
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SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora
With more nimble and advanced aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War decades, it fell to Soviet engineers to dev...
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After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Medium Tank series with the ...
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The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR-152 series Armored Perso...
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ZU-23-2 / ZU-23
The ZU-23-2 is a light, towed anti-aircraft / air defense system developed by the Soviet Union in the 1950s. Design work bega...
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The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to counter the new American M60 ...
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The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the war-winning T-34 Medium ...
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152mm Model 1943 (D-1)
As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies began development and ad...
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