Today at the State Enterprise "Malyshev Plant" presented the first serial tank "Oplot", manufactured under a contract with the army of Thailand.
The first serial "Oplot" was examined by the delegation of the Royal Thai Army led by the commander of the armored forces Bunsantin Sansavat, reports the own correspondent of LB.ua.
General Director of the Ukroboronprom Group of Companies Sergey Gromov said that "this tank clearly demonstrates that Ukroboronprom is fulfilling its obligations to Thailand within the agreed timeframe."
According to him, the contract will be fully completed by the end of 2014.
Gromov also noted that the Ukrainian-Thai contract is fundamentally important for the country and for the Ukroboronprom group of companies, since “it loads the production capacity of Ukrainian enterprises and allows Ukraine to develop as the leading global manufacturer and exporter of military equipment”.
“I am confident that the Ukrainian tank will increase the combat readiness of the Royal Thai Army. The battle tank Oplot corresponds to all the world achievements in the military sphere, ”said the commander of the armored forces of the Royal Thai Army, Major General Bunsantin Sansavat, in turn.
Recall that in September 2011, between Ukrspetsexport Group of Companies and the Royal Thai Army operations department, a contract was signed to supply 49 units of the main combat unit to Thailand tank "Hold". The total value of the contract is about $ 200 million.