Ukrainian Company Malyshev will start the production of Oplot T-84 tanks for Thailand 2809121

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Defense News - Thailand

 
 
Friday, September 28, 2012, 08:00 AM
 
Ukrainian Company Malyshev will start the production of Oplot T-84 tanks for Thailand.
The Kharkiv-based Malyshev Plant announced plans to produce by the end of the year the first batch of five T-84 Oplot tanks for the Thai Army. Overall, under the contract the Ukrainian company will make 49 tanks worth over USD 200 million, Volodymyr Mazin, a representative of the Ukroboronprom SE's director general.
     
The Kharkiv-based Malyshev Plant announced plans to produce by the end of the year the first batch of five Oplot tanks for the Thai Army. Overall, under the contract the Ukrainian company will make 49 tanks worth over USD 200 million, Volodymyr Mazin, a representative of the Ukroboronprom SE's director general.
Ukrainian main battle tank T-84 Oplot at Eurosatory 2012 defence exhibition in Paris, France.
     

"Under the contract with Thailand, this year we produce five Oplot tanks. "The contract is designed for 2 years. We must do, they take, and the shipment will be later, for example, in January," he said.

In September 2011, Ukraine's state arms exporter Ukrspecexport announced a signature of a contract with the the Thai Army for the supply of 49 main battle tanks T-84 Oplot.

The state company said that the deal was one of the largest in the defense sector. Sources in the defense sector told Interfax-Ukraine that the deal was estimated to be worth about $240 million.

The Oplot tank, which was designed by Kharkiv Morozov Engineering Design Bureau on the basis of the Ukrainian T-84 tank. The main armament comprises a stabilised 125mm KBA3 smoothbore gun fed by a carousel-type automatic loader.

The T-84 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.

 

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