Malyshev plant preparing to send tanks abroad
State enterprise "Malyshev Plant" (Kharkiv) is planning to send to Thailand in October a second batch of tanks "Oplot" told CEO Nikolai Belov. According to him, as part of the party - five tanks. Their production - in the final stages.
According to Belova, until the end of 2015 to complete the task of sending the "pillars" in Thailand (of the contract need to send 49 cars). "Some of the tanks have been welding, welded following housing being machined. Production process tanks is" - said Belov.
In September 2011, between the GC "Ukrspetsexport" and operational management of the Royal Thai Army was awarded a contract to supply 49 units of Thailand main battle tank "Oplot" and support vehicles production enterprise "Malyshev Plant". The total contract value substantially exceeds $ 200 million.
Royal Thai Army has received first five Oplot MBT (photo : thaidefense-news)
In November 2013 in Kharkiv representatives "Ukrspetsexport" and the Royal Thai Army signed an act of technical acceptance of the first batch of these tanks. February 4, 2014 the first batch of five tanks arrived in the Kingdom of Thailand to the port of Sattahip, where they were unloaded and sent to the place of acceptance tests.
"Oplot" is constructed in the GP "Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau" and is designed to defeat all kinds of fire ground (surface) and low-flying low-speed air targets under enemy fire enemy. The tank can be operated at ambient temperatures from -40 ° C to + 55 ° C and at an altitude of up to 3 thousand meters above sea level. The tank is armed with a gun BAF-3 (gauge - 125 mm) with a horizontal wedge semi-automatic breech, coaxial machine gun PKT (7.62 mm), and anti-aircraft guns rendered type (12.7 mm).