Journalists who arrived to look at the equipment and its capabilities were allowed to personally take a ride inside the combat vehicles. According to the military, the BMP-XNUMHAK received minimum mileage and guns.
And in the brigade itself, in the last month alone, they traveled over half a thousand kilometers and conducted about two dozen fire exercises. But even despite such an active operation during this time there were no complaints or technical faults.- the report says.
Recall that earlier in Ukraine, a scandal broke out associated with contract prices when purchasing a BMP of Czech production by a Polish company.
Zhytomyr Armored Plant (ZHBZ) bought the BMP-1 1980-s retired from service from Wtorplast from Poland. The Polish company, in turn, initially bought them from the Czech company Excalibur Army for € 20-25 thousand per unit - at the price of scrap metal, according to the documents. Wtorplast dismantled BMP - separated the tower from the chassis.
Further, ZHBZ delivered all of this separately to Ukraine: each tower was estimated at $ 66 thousand, and each chassis - at $ 99 thousand. The plant "repaired" BMP - simply connected previously disassembled parts. The cost of work was another $ 40 thousand per unit.
As a result, BMPs worth € 20 thousand cost the Ukrainian defense budget $ 205 thousand. Last year, under a contract with the ZHBZ, the Ministry of Defense purchased 200 combat vehicles, spending $ 41 million on them.