"GAZ Group", which is currently producing upgraded light armored cars "Tiger-M" on the Company "Military-Industrial Company" (MIC, Arzamas), calculated at the end of the year to start their shipment under contract with the Department of Defense, the General Director "Russian Machines" Alexander Filatov reporters on Friday.
"From the start to the end of the year of delivery (" Tiger-M "- IF) for the Ministry of Defense," — he said.
A.Filatov also said that the power plant in Arzamas currently allow about 100 armored vehicles "Tiger" in a year. The company is considering the possibility to increase production in the second half of 2013 to 500 units.
The company also collects the civilian version of the armored car. Price ranges from 3 million.
"Tiger-M" is a modernized version of a light armored vehicle "Tiger", which is currently operated by the troops. Armored vehicle designed to transport personnel and cargo, as well as for the installation of various types of weapons. The upgraded version has a more powerful engine, in addition, it eliminated a number of shortcomings of the first version of the car.
Denis Mokrushin aka twower:
Let me remind you that in the intelligence division of the Southern Military District sent more than 30 mobile armored vehicles "Tiger-M" (This than simple "Tigers", which is also at least a few dozen). Already have a contract for an additional batch of these machines, and even considering the possibility of producing them up to 500 units per year. And mind you, not a single "Iveco" in combat units.
Something to remember hundreds of publications in the press, where the horror was told about the evil plans of the army, preferring foreign armored vehicles to the detriment of our own. And they hde?