The updated tank support vehicle is planned to be presented to Putin during his visit to the Uralvagonzavod corporation on March 6
Nizhny Tagil was on a working visit to Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov
The collective of Uralvagonzavod presented its achievements to the main customer – the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. As Alexander Potapov noted, the year 2017 passed successfully for the Corporation. The state defense order was traditionally executed on time. To date, both rolling and new contracts are being executed. In them – not only the modernization of serial products but also the latest developments of UVZ. Therefore, the prospects for the Corporation are good: both from the point of view of the State Defense Order, and through military-technical cooperation. All the team promises to fulfill all obligations on time.
According to Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov, the Defense Ministry plans to purchase from the Corporation about 200 tanks of various modifications per year. One of the most important tasks of the Ministry for today in preparation for the Victory Parade.
“It’s no secret that we are preparing for the Victory Parade a new tank support vehicle that has already proved itself in the Syrian conflict,” said Yury Borisov
Work on the BMPT since 1998 was led by the Ural Design Bureau of Transport Engineering, which is part of the Uralvagonzavod NPK JSC State tests, which resulted in the BMPT receiving recommendations for adoption, ended in 2006. A serial production was planned for 2010 However, under the decision of former Defense Minister Serdyukov, the program was frozen.
The war on terrorism in the Middle East showed the extreme urgency of the availability of such military equipment in the troops. However, in order to start production of the BMPT more than 10 years after the completion of its creation, significant improvements were required related to the modernization of the element base. Thus, the machine that is currently produced at the UVZ, to a large extent, in any case, the internal filling, will differ from what we saw at numerous exhibitions.
It is also planned to present this sample to Putin during his visit to the corporation Uralvagonzavod on March 6.