29 Juli 2019
BTR-3Ksh command vehicle (all photos : UkrOboronProm)
“Ukroboronprom” send to Thailand the first BTR-3Ksh vehicle for the licensed assembly in this country. This was announced by the General Director of the Concern Pavlo Bukin.
“We consider this export supply as a marker for deepening our cooperation with Thailand, a strategic partner of Ukraine in Southeast Asia, Ukraine has serious prospects in this direction and should use them in their national interests,” said P. Bukin.
According to him, a few years ago a framework agreement was signed with the authorized agency of the Ministry of Defense of Thailand for the production of BTR-3E1, various modifications and machines on its base, as well as for the provision of service in the kingdom.
“The BTR-3Ksh command-and-staff vehicle on the basis of BTR-3 is a joint project of KBTZ, which is part of Ukroboronprom, other Concern companies and private companies, developed by the order of the Royal Thailand Army in cooperation with the Institute of Defense Technologies Insitute (DTI) of the Defense Ministry of Thailand,” – the head of the Concern informed.
In his opinion, in the current conditions, expansion of export supplies is the only opportunity to provide innovative development of enterprises Ukroboronprom. “Cooperation with Thailand allowed Ukraine to expand the line of BTR-3 and launch mass production of an entirely new world-class combat vehicle,” said the general director.