Thought to localize in Russia creation Italian LMV M65 armored vehicles under the brand name "Lynx" is close to failure. The head of the machine manufacturer, the car maker KamAZ, came out of the applets. Experts believe that the decision is related to zabugornom accessories for which the plant has not and will not license.
Until the end of 2020 the Ministry of Defence under the state program of armaments must purchase 2 million of these machines.
The decision to get out of programs from "News" told at KamAZ.
— We conducted a pilot assembly 10 IVECO of the Italian car kits, tested them and passed the Defense Ministry. The coming role of KamAZ in this program is not intended to — say "News" at the factory.
Main parts of IVECO LMV M65 — non-Italian origin. Clay armor — German, its base — Dutch materials, engine — south american. IVECO could not transfer the rights to creation these sites, as they do not belong, and with the Yankees in the Russian Federation there is no agreement on military-technical cooperation, — said the "Izvestia" a source in the military-industrial complex.
The head of the center AST Ruslan Pukhov believes that in case of unlicensed production of armored vehicles south american State Department would block implementation of the Kamaz trucks in the West. In addition, the Russian army would have been dependent on American supplies of spare parts.
— Customer imported arms must always be prepared for what will depend on the political situation. In such a situation well known Pakistanis, Indians, Venezuelans — recalled in an interview Pukhov "News".
Plans for purchase of armored vehicles IVECO a year earlier Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who found them significantly superior Russian armored cars "Tiger." The Minister assured the Italians liked that LMV M65 is able to withstand the undermining of 8 kg of TNT under its bottom. Serdyukov personally traveled to Italy to get acquainted with the creation of LMV M65, and then looked for trials of these machines in Russian criteria.
For these tests and targeted 10 cars assembled from kits at KamAZ. According to the customs declaration at the disposal of "Izvestia", each LMV M65 kits cost car factory at 12 million rubles. For comparison, "Tiger" is worth about 5 million
At the moment, according to "Izvestia" SKD "Lynx" are trying to do at a military repair plants in Bryansk. Defense procurement should be done.