Pakistan Likely To Test Ukrainian Oplot MBT

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  • 12:13 PM, June 28, 2017
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Pakistan Likely To Test Ukrainian Oplot MBT
Oplot Main Battler Tank (Image: Ukroboronprom)

Ukraine’s Oplot main battle tank which will soon be taken into service by the country’s army is likely to be tested by Pakistan.

Ukrainian news portal, Depo.Harkov stated citing Malyshev Plantlast week that the recently rolled out MBT is set for delivery to Pakistan.

Oplot is to be taken into service by the Ukrainian Army, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov  stated during his visit to UKROBORONPROM SE ”Malyshev Plant.

 “Today, the whole line of Ukrainian tanks is manufactured at the plant, including the best domestic tank “Oplot “, which – due to its high cost – is produced only under export contracts. Ukrainian troops are to have these tanks to reliably protect our country” -said Oleksandr Turchynov.

He added that the new State Defense Order 2018 must necessarily provide for the delivery of “Oplot” tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“The State Concern” UkrOboronProm” established  batch production of “Oplot” tanks. This product is the result of Ukraine’s national production: 100+ domestic enterprises are involved in the production of these tanks. Such an order will allow to equip the Army with powerful armored vehicles, providing work for the enterprises, “- stressed UKROBORONPROM (UOP) representatives.

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