Ukraine is preparing to soon transfer to Thailand next batch of BTR-3E1 in the 48 cars manufactured at the facilities of Ukrainian defense industry as part of the prisoners in 2006-2011. contracts.
"The representatives of the Thai defense officials have begun acceptance of the next batch of Ukrainian BTR-3E1. Now there is a new shooting techniques. Completion of technical tests and the signing of the act of acceptance the next 48 BTR-3E1 is expected Tuesday-Wednesday. Shipment APCs in Thailand is scheduled for the near future "- a source told the agency in State Concern Ukroboronprom Monday.
According to him, getting ready for shipment batch includes 48 aircraft, of which 27 units. — Linear BTR-3E1, and 21 units. — Special: commander (3 pcs.), Health (2 pcs.), Repair and evacuation (7 pcs.), Mortar (9 pcs.).
"Supply of Ukrainian armored vehicles in Thailand in accordance with the schedule. Thai customer is satisfied with the progress of the contract," — said the source.
Before the end of 2012, the Thai side will give another batch of BTR-3E1 consisting of at least 30 vehicles, he said.
Recall the recent Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmitry Salamatin said that Ukraine is a leading global manufacturer of armored vehicles. According to his information, the shipment goes smoothly BTR-3E1 to Thailand, signed a contract to sell in Thailand 49 new tanks MBT. "Today is a breakthrough Ukrainian tank building" — the minister said.