Ukraine & Poland will cooperate to develop mortar carrier and howitzer based on T-84 Oplot tank 12912154

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Ukraine & Poland will cooperate to develop mortar carrier and howitzer based on T-84 Oplot tank
The State Company Ukroboronprom Corporation and a Polish company will cooperate to develop two self-propelled artillery systems mounted on Ukraine-made T-84 Oplot main battle tank chassis, Ukrinform reports Dec. 28. State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the Ukrainian enterprises of the military-industrial complex.
     
The State Company Ukroboronprom Corporation and a Polish company will cooperate to develop two self-propelled artillery systems mounted on Ukraine-made vehicles, Ukrinform reports Dec. 28. State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the Ukrainian enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Ukrainian-made T-84 Oplot main battle tank at Eurosatory 2012 defense exhibition in Paris, France
     
Ukraine’s Morozov design bureau and Poland’s Huta Stalowa Wola are to develop a 120-mm APC-mounted mortar and a 155-mm howitzer mounted on the Oplot tank chassis.

The T-84 MBT (Main Battle Tank) Oplot was developed by the Kharkov Morozov Design Bureau (previously the A A Morozov Design Bureau) which is in the Ukraine, with production being undertaken by the Malyshev Plant, also in the Ukraine.

The Oplot is fitted with an integrated vehicle protection system, which includes passive armour, explosive reactive armour array as well as a number of other tank protection devices that are optimised against modern anti-tank weapons and make the tank considerably less vulnerable to the full range of anti-tank weapons.

The Oplot is powered by a model 6TD-2 diesel engine developing 1,200 hp. The engine has been designed to give good performance in all weather conditions, in particular at high temperatures. Although a diesel engine, the 6TD-2 diesel will also run on other fuels including petrol, kerosene, jet engine fuel or their mixture in any proportion.

The T-84 Oplot is in service with the Ukrainian army and the Royal Thai Army. In March 2011, the Royal Thai Army placed an order for 49 T-84s to replace its fleet of aging M41A3 Walker Bulldog light tanks.

In February 2014, Ukraine has delivered the first five main battle tanks T-84 Oplot to Thailand. Ukraine has recently become an active competitor on global arms markets thanks to a reputation for reliable weaponry, relatively low prices and extended post-sale and repair warranties.
 

 

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