ABU DHABI, February 20. (ARMS-TASS). In Bangladesh, with the participation of Russia will build a plant for maintenance of armored personnel carriers BTR-80. The construction contract was signed in December 2012, said korr.ARMS-TASS head of the delegation of "Rosoboronexport" at "IDEX 2013" Nicholas Dimidyuk.
"We think that for one and a half years to build the plant. Our experts are already checking out, makes shooting areas," — said Dimidyuk.
According to him, "we are in South Korea built a similar plant maintenance infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and tanks of Russian origin. Magnificent factory it operates, the Republic of Korea are very happy with them."
"Bangladesh has been put a lot of BTR-80, more than 600 units," — informed expert. For this country is to create a very relevant company on their service.
In December last year, was also awarded a contract to supply to Bangladesh some 120 anti-tank missiles (ATGM) "Mixed", which is scheduled to be completed within the year, said Dimidyuk.
As previously reported, in early January, during the visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to Moscow signed an agreement for the provision of Bangladesh Russian loan of 1.5 billion dollars, much of which is intended for the purposes of military-technical cooperation and the purchase of weapons for Bangladesh Army , air defense and military transport helicopters Mi-17.