Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carrier 2507126

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Defense News - Thailand

 
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 11:56 AM
 
Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carrier.
Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian wheeled armoured personnel carriers BTR-3E1 purchased under contracts from 2006-2011. Information from the Russian Press agency Lenta.
     
Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian wheeled armoured personnel carriers BTR-3E1 purchased under contracts from 2006-2011. Information from the Russian Press agency Lenta.
Ukrainian BTR-3E1 armoured vehicle personnel carrier at IDEX defence exhibition in United Arab Emirates.
     

This new delivery includes four new variants of the BTR-3E1: command post vehicle, medical support vehicle, recovery vehicle and mortar carrier. The latest technical tests and the final signing of the delivery act is expected for the 24 or 25 July 2012.

In late 2012, the Thai armed forces have received the delivery of 30 vehicles. As part of the final contract, the Thailand has ordered a total of 233 BTR-3E1 for $ 270 million.

In september 2011, Ukraine has also signed a contract to supply the Thai army with 49 Oplot main battle tanks for an amount of $ 240 million.

The BTR-3E1 is an 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle designed to carry infantry troops, arms and supplies on the battlefield while providing fire support from a turret mounted gun.
The BTR-3E1 is fitted with the BM-3 Shturm turret. The turret is armed with a ZTM-1 30 mm automatic gun which can be remotely operated to provide increased solider protection in hostile environments.

 

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