UKROBORONPROM SE "Kyiv Armored Plant" – in an initiative manner -developed the combat module "Vij", together with privately-owned enterprises. It can be mounted on light armored vehicles, including "Dozor-B", greatly increasing the firepower of these vehicles.
"The module is manufactured in Ukraine, using domestic components. "Vij" is a good example of cooperation between state and private enterprises, "- said UKROBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov.
"Vij" is designed to engage manpower, vehicles, ground facilities at the distance of 2 kilometers and air targets at altitudes up to 1,000 meters. Due to use of modern electronic systems,the combat module is operated remotely; can be used with modern thermal imaging sights.
The use of 23-mm GS-23 gun contributes to a high rate of fire – 3000 rounds per minute, that is 50 projectiles per second. This is one of the main features of "Vij".
High rate of fire – combined with the ability to be mounted on 4-wheeled vehicles – made "Vij" powerful and multipurpose weapon, according to the chief designer of the new combat module Andriy Palyekhin.
The military successfully tested 3-D surveillance radar 79K6 “Pelican”. Specialists of UKROBORONPROM SE“Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” were engaged in development and production of the new military equipment.