Mass production of BM "Hold" for the Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin after the state contract for the supply tanks of the Royal Thai Army. This opinion UNN leading expert at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Sergei Zgurets.
"The main buyer of" Stronghold "on the one hand is the Ukrainian army, which took the tank into service in the last year. Also signed a contract with Thailand for the supply of 49 tanks," — said the expert.
He added that after the execution of the contract for the Royal Thai Army, which will be completed in 2 years, BM "Hold" will be produced for the Ministry of Defence.
The expert also suggested that after the execution of the contract with Thailand and the possible contracts with other countries
As previously reported UNN, the full cycle of production MBT BM "Hold" takes 14.5 months.
"… This is a complex high-tech product, which allows a" bulwark "to be one of the best armored vehicles in the world. Main producer of the tank is a state enterprise" Plant them. Malyshev. "Components and basic materials supplied 137 companies, among them members of Concern — 21", — reported in the State Concern "Ukroboronprom."
Recall that last year the State Concern "Ukroboronprom" signed new contracts worth a total of more than a billion dollars.