The Varta is a special purpose vehicle designed and manufactured by Kiev-based Ukrainian Armor.
The vehicle compartment is made from specialized 560 steel grade which protects crew from armored piercing incendiary ammo up to 7.62mm. VARTA uses a V-shape hull structure to accommodate anti-mine seats, giving crew members protection to withstand detonation of charges up to 6kg of TNT.
VARTA includes a fighting module equipped with either the 7.62 mm or the 12.7 mm machine gun. The vehicle has 10 gun ports around the vehicle with the feasibility of accommodating a UBGL (Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher).
The VARTA boasts a 6-cylinder, V-type, turbocharged diesel engine dispelling either 270hp or 300hp (depending on the engine chosen) and can run on many types of fuel (including lower quality fuel in combat situations). The VARTA has a maximum road speed of 120 km/hour and a maximum torque of 1128 N*m
The VARTA is equipped with a central tire inflation system. This system provides:
- required air pressure in the tires of the vehicle depending on a road surface;
- automatic maintenance of specified air pressure in the tires in case of damage;
- automatic wheel disconnection from the system in case of significant damage when air leakage exceeds the rated compressor performance.
Rubber Run-flat tire will allow continued operation even after a loss of some or all inflation pressure for up to 50 km on off-road. Made of three parts, which allows quick mounting without special equipment.
Modern anti-mine seats tested at STANAG 4569 protection levels based and meet NATO AEP-55 standard.
- advanced energy damper attenuation system
- wall mounted
- 5 point seatbelt system
- folding seat
- foldable headrest
- waterproof external coating
Built with Swedish Armor from 560 Steel, the VARTA can withstand a direct hit from armor-piercing incendiary 7.62mm ammo. The VARTA engagesbulletproof glass of the same protection level as the armor and it’s external installation method enables quick replacement if damaged.
Ballistic plates surround the engine for additional protection. V-shaped hull of the VARTA armoured crew compartment gives protection to the passengers able to withstand a detonation charge equivalent to 6kg of TNT.