KrAZ-6322 Soldier is an all-terrain, high-mobility tactical vehicle designed and built by Ukrainian PJSC AutoKrAZ to support multiple mission needs of land forces. In 1994 the legendary 260 series that has been producing since 1981was replaced by a 10-ton, 360-hp flatbed truck KrAZ-6322 with a new design and facing wings, reaching a maximum speed of 80 km / h.
The truck is designed to transport cargo loads and military troops, UN Peacekeeping forces, and special forces. It can be used for towing heavy artillery systems with a caliber up to 203mm. It can also serve as a ballast prime mover for aircraft transportation on airfields. Excellent maneuverability and high cross-country ability in difficult environmental conditions is offered by the KrAZ-6322 military truck; it is capable of moving through any terrain. The truck can also withstand temperatures ranging between -50ºC and +60ºC. KrAZ-6322 military platform truck is powered by an eight-cylinder, V-shaped, turbo-charged YAMZ-238DE2 diesel engine delivering maximum capacity of 330hp.
Raptor is a modification of 6322 developed jointly with Canadian company Streit Group and presented for the first time at the international exhibition of arms IDEX-2007. It is Able to carry up to 20 soldiers, or 6 tons of cargo in an armored body. An important feature of KrAZ-6322 Raptor is unprecedented cross-country ability. Due to all 6 wheels drive coupled with blocking cross-axle and inter-axle differentials, as well as wide-profile tires this vehicle can move quicksand, marshland or deep snow.
New armored "Soldiers" passed its baptism of fire in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in the eastern Ukraine ATO. According to "Information resistance group ", one of the armored vehicles on the basis of "KrAZ-6322" produced for the National Guard (armored in Kiev by company "NPO" Practice ") has recently been attacked by terrorist in the ATO area. The car was attacked from several sides by a terrorist group. Enemy sniper was trying to kill the driver first and made three shots, but bulletproof glass stopped enemy bullets. Then the enemy began to "pour with fire" the cab, engine and kung with the soldiers. Finally, a mine exploded in a few meters to the side of "KrAZ". The armored car was able to leave the zone of fire by itself. The rear wheels were torn to shreds and the car has been moving on the rims. Nevertheless, neither bullets nor shells have been penetrated the car.