Malyshev Plant Presented the First Tank Made for Thailand
T-84 Oplot Main Battle Tank (all photos : LBEconomics)
Today, the state enterprise "Malyshev Plant" presented the first production tank "Oplot", made under a contract with the army of Thailand.
The first production "Oplot" delegation visited the Royal Thai Army, led by the commander of the armored troops Bunsantinom Sansavatom, reports correspondent LB.ua.
General Director of "Ukroboronprom" Sergey Gromov said that "this tank demonstrates that" Ukroboronprom "fulfill its obligations to Thailand in the agreed time frame."
According to him, the contract will be fully implemented by the end of 2014.
Gromov also noted that the Ukrainian-Thai agreement is of fundamental importance for the country and for the GC "Ukroboronprom" because "it loads the production capacity of Ukrainian enterprises and allows Ukraine to develop as a world leading manufacturer and exporter of military equipment."
"I am confident that the Ukrainian tank will increase the combat readiness of the Royal Thai Army. Battle tank "Oplot" meets all international achievement in the military sphere, "- said in turn commander of armored troops of the Royal Thai Army, Major General Bunsantin Sansavat.
In September 2011 between the GC "Ukrspecexport" and the Royal Thai Army signed a contract for the supply of 49 units in Thailand main battle tank "Oplot." The total value of the contract - about $ 200 million.
(LBEconomics)/ Photos: Defense Studies