In Bangladesh, deliveries have completed- said the representative of the military-industrial complex at the Defense & Security-2017 exhibition in Bangkok.
Earlier in the company reported that the contract will be fully executed in 2017 year. In some Russian editions there was information that 330 machines would be delivered to Bangladesh in total according to the contract of the year 2014.
Bangladesh is our regular customer; the BTR-80 in white is for the local UN peacekeeping contingent that has been working there since the 1980's. This year we will complete this delivery, said the company's general director Alexander Krasovitsky in February.
BTR-80 was created in the early 80-ies. This is the modernization of the BTR-70, taking into account its use in the Afghan war.
The machine is designed to transport units, their fire support in combat, the destruction of manpower, anti-tank weapons and lightly armored vehicles of the enemy. The armored personnel carrier is armed with a large-caliber (14,5 millimeter) KPVT machine gun, a PKT machine gun of the 7,62 millimeter caliber, and a smoke grenade launch system.