Ukraine has delivered the first batch of five Oplot main battle tank to Thailand 1011131

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Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:03 AM
 
Ukraine has delivered the first batch of five Oplot main battle tank to Thailand.
Ukraine has supplied the first batch of five Oplot main battle tanks produced at Ukraine's state-owned Malyshev Plant (Kharkiv) to Thailand under a contract signed in 2011. The parties signed a technical acceptance certificate for the tanks based on the completion of a full cycle of running and firing tests in Kharkiv on Tuesday,evening, November 7, 2013, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
     
Ukraine has supplied the first batch of five Oplot main battle tanks produced at Ukraine's state-owned Malyshev Plant (Kharkiv) to Thailand under a contract signed in 2011. The parties signed a technical acceptance certificate for the tanks based on the completion of a full cycle of running and firing tests in Kharkiv on Tuesday,evening, November 7, 2013, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building T-84 Oplot main battle tank at IDEX defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
     

"The foreign customer has confirmed that the technical characteristics of the Oplots fully meet the requirements laid down in the contract," Ukrspecexport said.

In addition to technical acceptance, the parties will later sign a final acceptance certificate for the tanks, the company said.

In September 2011, Ukraine and Thailand signed a contract worth over $200 million on supplies of 49 Ukrainian Oplot main battle tanks to Thailand. Ukroboronprom's Malyshev Plant started fulfilling the contract in the spring of 2012.

In recent years Ukraine has been actively developing military and technical cooperation with Thailand. The contracts concluded with Thailand in 2006-2011 for supplies of Ukrainian military hardware, in particular BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers and Oplot tanks, are being implemented today, and are estimated to be worth $500 million.

The Oplot main battle tank is the result of continued main battle tank development by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, which is Ukraine's leading design authority for armoured fighting vehicles.

The Oplot main battle tank is based on a T-80UD main battle tank , but has a number of advanced features which distinguish it from the T-80UD.

The Oplot MBT armament includes a 125mm gun, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun. The tank crew is also equipped with sub-machine guns, hand grenades and a signal pistol.

 

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