Ukrainian defense industry is stepping up the pace of production of main battle tanks, a new type of MBT.
At this point in the manufacturing backlog already twenty tanks and the first three tanks ready for handover.
Kharkiv Malyshev Plant recently faced severe production problem which is not allowed to enter the contractual capacity for the production of main battle tank MBT for the armed forces of Thailand. Delays production has largely been caused by the delay of delivery of components to equip the tanks.
For this reason, concern "Ukroboronprom" decided to run change in the production area of the plant, which enabled the development of new tanks, and with a ramp-up of production.
It was also decided to manufacture electronic and thermal imaging equipment for tanks directly on the plant. This was stated by the company’s CEO Vadim Fedosov, the press service of the plant.
"We’re going to learn to plant the production of guns, rollers, tracks and other products. This will eliminate most dependent on imported components. We hope to do a tank electronics, thermal imaging equipment, software development tools, "- said Fedosov.
In his view, the maximum closure of the production itself will overcome the inefficiency and inertia even intra Inter-company cooperation.
"The goal is to maximize production cycle within the group in order to increase company profits. We are ready to execute it, "- said Fedosov.
He stressed that the reform of the enterprise was started two years ago with the entry into the State Company "Ukroboronprom."
Recall Plant. Malyshev for 6 months. 2013 was USD 0.5 million net profit compared to a loss a year earlier.