In a derelict industrial complex just outside of Kiev, soldiers of the Ukrainian National Guard are demonstrating their technical and tactical competence. Enlisted men and officers of the Ukrainian National Guard are designing, engineering, innovating, and manufacturing custom tanks developed to meet the evolving challenges throughout the Ukrainian battlespace. Warfighters with pre-war experience in engineering, mechanics, robotics, and technology have combined their skills with their battlefield experience to create adaptable technology tailored to their mission sets.
These soldiers are re-engineering the abandoned husks of armored vehicle platforms, which were once scattered or forgotten across the nation by a neglectful post-Cold War Ukrainian military. Approximately 100 meters from the entrance of the impromptu factory, a Soviet Amphibious Bridging System—Tracked is parked, worse for wear and missing its pontoon bridge. Upon closer inspection, the track and boat-like bow appeared to be serviceable on a chassis similar to the Soviet MT-T artillery prime mover. The winches and cab had seen better days, but the bilge pump systems at first glance seemed intact.