Canadian armored vehicle manufacturer Rochelle has delivered more than a hundred high-tech Senator armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The armored personnel carriers were delivered to Ukraine as part of Ottawa’s military aid to Ukraine and support for Eastern European protectorates.
“The company Rochelle delivered more than 100 vehicles. More than 300 on the way to Ukraine”, said senior representatives of the company.
The Senator is a newly developed armored vehicle (the first Senator rolled off the line in 2018) designed for police and border patrol use.
The Ukrainian army actively used these vehicles during counter-offensives in the east and south of the country. In addition, a platoon of armored vehicles was assigned to the border troops to ensure security along the border with Belarus.
The military notes the good maneuverability characteristics of the Senator in comparison with heavy American and Ukrainian armored vehicles.
According to the company, the body of the vehicle has been specially designed to incorporate advanced thermal and acoustic insulation materials to provide an uncompromising level of comfort to its occupants. The vehicle is fully air-conditioned for comfortable use in the harsh environment.
The Senator’s passenger compartment and engine bay perimeter armor are designed to provide protection up to the CEN B7 ballistic protection level, but the Senator’s armor withstands higher impacts. The floor is fitted with blast protection to protect the occupants in the event of a simultaneous detonation of 2 German DM-51 hand grenades or equivalent light anti-personnel mines.