16 Juni 2012

Ukraine, Thailand Considering Possibility of Joint Assembling of BTR-3E1 Vehicles

16 Juni 2012


Ukroboronprom and Defence Ministry of Thailand to discuss prospects for the joint assembly of Ukrainian BTR-3E1s in Thailand, as well as the possibility of instructing the Thai side on Ukraine's technology for the production of small-caliber ammunition. (photo : nou999 & manager)

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai army General Prayuth Chan-ocha attended Ukraine's stand at the EUROSATORY-2012 international defence exhibition, which will take place in Paris until June 15, according to Ukrspecexport.

"While examining the prototype of Ukraine's new BTR-4 at the stand, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai army noted the high quality of Ukrainian armored vehicles that are exploited in Thailand," a representative from Ukrspecexport told Interfax-Ukraine.

The state company said that Head of state concern Ukroboronprom Dmytro Perehudov held a meeting with the management of the Defence Ministry of Thailand to discuss prospects for the joint assembly of Ukrainian BTR-3E1s in Thailand, as well as the possibility of instructing the Thai side on Ukraine's technology for the production of small-caliber ammunition.

Ukraine has been actively developing military and technical cooperation with Thailand and hopes for the successful promotion of its armored vehicles on the Asian arms market.


As reported, the amount of contracts for the supply to Thailand of armed vehicles, particularly Oplot main battle tanks and BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers, which were signed in 2006-2011 and are currently being implemented, exceeds $500 million.

Ukraine will demonstrate at the EUROSATORY-2012 exhibition its best armored vehicles and highly-accurate ground-mounted weapon systems. The prototypes of BTR-4 armored personnel carriers, the Oplot tank, the Skif portable antitank guided missile launcher, and the Adros station for optical-electronic suppression will be presented on Ukraine's stand at the exhibition.

Visitors of the exhibition will also have an opportunity to examine one-fifteenth scale models of MT-LBR6 and BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers, and Manhust radio location set for reconnaissance of ground-based, over-water, and low-flying targets.

EUROSATORY exhibition have been held under the aegis of the Defence Ministry of France since 1967 every two years, and is the only international defence exhibition dedicated only to ground security and defence.

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