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Ukraine to export 49 Oplot tanks to Thailand

September 02, 2011, 15:23 UTC+3
Companies included in the state-run defence concern Ukroboronprom will build tanks
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KIEV, September 2 (Itar-Tass) — Ukraine’s state-run arms trading company Ukrspetzexport has signed a contract for the production and export of 49 main battle tanks Oplot to Thailand’s armed forces.

“The contract’s total sum exceeds 200 million dollars,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

Companies included in the state-run defence concern Ukroboronprom will build tanks.

According to the company’s statement, Ukrspetzexport also signed the contract for additional supply of 121 armoured personnel carriers BTR-3E1 and support vehicles worth over 140 million dollars.

“This will allow to keep Ukraine’s military-industrial complex running at high capacity for several years to come,” Ukroboronprom director-general, Dmitry Salamatin, said.

Experts said this contract is in the top ten largest deals in the history of Ukraine’s military-industrial complex.

 

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