The Combined Review Complex (OKO) was created by Kharkiv volunteers to strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces communication departments.

In December, the first OKO 1.1 machine was tested and the second is being prepared. The system consists of three machines that are combined into one complex.

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OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

The project has been developed since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in Kharkiv with the joint efforts of volunteers, engineers, and signalmen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The project was funded by volunteers and Ukrainians` contributions.

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OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

The project became a serious challenge because, at the time of concept creation, the workshops were not operating, and the stores with the necessary details were closed. The product went through several phases and stages of construction and began to be used in conditions close to combat.

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OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

Communication is crucial for the Armed Forces and its setup has significant risks and complexities in a combat environment. Currently, signalmen use equipment that hangs on trees or radio towers, which are often shelled.

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OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

Why the Combined Review Complex is important

OKO can be used on pick-up trucks and all-terrain vehicles, allowing signalmen to be mobile and quickly deploy communications in a combat environment. Moreover, the complex can be aptly assembled and moved to another position.

OKO test
OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

The features of the complex are:

  • it is an exclusively Ukrainian project created by local engineers;
  • it has a component design, allowing to put OKO on almost any machine available in military units;
  • observation height reaches 20 meters with significant stability of the car platform using folding supports;
  • detectors, sensors, laser devices, and cameras are located on the complex, capable of monitoring the enemy in a combat situation in addition to communication tasks;
  • it has an emergency assembly system – in a few minutes, the complex can be assembled and transported to another position, which is important for the safety of the team.
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OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

Volunteers of the Military Aid Station hope that they will be able to adapt the complex to the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and provide them with additional communication opportunities. You can contact the developers by this phone number: +380637088995.

OKO test
OKO complex testing / Gwara Media, Military Aid Station

Text by Denys Glushko

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