22 April 2011
12 BTR-3E1 ship to Thailand (photo : Militaryphotos)
The State Company for Export and Import of Military and Special-Purpose Products and Services, Ukrspetseksport, on April 19 shipped 12 of BTR-3E1 to Thailand, reads a statement made by Ukrspetseksport.
The armored troop carriers successfully passed acceptance of the Thai side's technical supervision, they fired shoots from all types of weapons, and also fired missiles.
The machines shipped to the customer by the Kyiv Repair and Engineering Works state enterprise.
Ukrspetseksport notes, this is another batch of BTRs that are supplied to Thailand under the contract concluded in 2007.
It did not specify the exact number of machines already delivered.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Ukraine in 2007 won the tender for supplying 96 of BTR-3E1 armored troop carriers to Thailand worth USD 117 million.
The supply of Ukrainian combat vehicles was supposed to start in 2009 and end in late 2009 but execution of the contract was postponed since lingering reconciliation of the BTR powertrain.
BTR-3E1 is made on the basis of BTR-80. It weighs 16.4 tons, carries nine crewmembers.