Canadian armored vehicle manufacturer Roshel has supplied more than 100 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 from Eastern European patrons.
“The Roshel company has delivered more than 100 vehicles. More than 300 on their way to Ukraine,” said senior company representatives.
The Senator is a newly developed armored vehicle (the first Senator rolled off the production line in 2018) designed for police and border patrols.
The Ukrainian army actively deployed these vehicles during the counter-offensive in the east and south of the country. In addition, a batch of armored vehicles was handed over to the border troops to ensure security at the border with Belarus.
The military notes that the Senator is highly maneuverable compared to the heavier US and Ukrainian armored vehicles.
According to the company, the vehicle’s body has been specially designed to incorporate advanced thermal and acoustic insulation materials that provide an uncompromising level of comfort to the occupants. The vehicle is fully air-conditioned for comfortable use in harsh environments.
The Senator’s passenger compartment and engine compartment perimeter armor is designed to provide protection up to CEN B7 ballistic protection level, but the Senator’s armor can withstand higher impacts. The floor is equipped with explosion protection to protect the occupants in the event of a simultaneous explosion of 2 German DM-51 hand grenades or equivalent light anti-personnel mines.