Sunday, 18 November 2012

Ukraine plans to sell India 100 BTR-4

Ukraine plans to sell India 100 BTR-4 with an Indian company partner Shrilakshmi Defence Solutions Ltd. .Bronetrnapsotery designed for the needs of the armed forces to provide special operations under obedinennyh UN forces. Note, currently Ukraine is seeking to take a leading position in the global market of light armored vehicles. This was said Defense Minister Dmitry Salamatin. The basis for leadership of Ukraine has become the new BTR-4E, which from now enters the Ukrainian troops.It is designed “Kharkiv Machine Building Design Bureau of the AA Morozov. ”

The machine is equipped with a 30-mm automatic cannon ZTM-1 of Kamenetz-Podolsk factory precision mechanics, anti-tank missile system Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch” grenade KBA-117 KB “Armament” gun Kiev plant “Mayak”. Presented arms merged into a single fire control system, created as Ukrainian developers.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the BTR-4E is available on the world market. So, the car is already purchasing a number of countries in the Middle East. The Ministry of Defence expects that in the future, and other countries will be interested in the BTR-4E. To meet the global demand for such equipment Ministry plans to let bids in different versions and trim levels, allowing it to be a universal platform. According to analysts, the global market for light armored vehicles now stands at more than $ 10 billion. However, none of the Ukrainian company is not included in the twenty largest manufacturers of armored vehicles. Because the implementation of the expansion of Ukrainian design to the world market is very competitive due to the already busy market. Currently, Ukraine has agreed to supply its technology to Ethiopia (delivery in 2011, 200 modernized T-72), Thailand (supply of 50 tanks “Hold “and 121 BTR-3E1), Kazakhstan (supply 100 BTR-4), Kuwait (awaiting a political decision on the purchase of Ukrainian BTR-4), India, China, Algeria, Iraq.

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