Ukroboronservice of Ukraine to start upgrade of BTR-80 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier 090714

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 05:18 PM
 
Ukroboronservice of Ukraine to start upgrade of BTR-80 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier.
Ukroboronservice State Enterprise of Ukraine started conducting renovation works and upgrading of five units of BTR-80. All works will be performed at company’s own circulating assets in the framework of Ukroboronprom’s strategy, focused on strengthening the defense potential of the state. It was announced by Sergey Mykytyuk, Director of the enterprise.
     
Ukroboronservice State Enterprise of Ukraine started conducting renovation works and upgrading of five units of BTR-80. All works will be performed at company’s own circulating assets in the framework of Ukroboronprom’s strategy, focused on strengthening the defense potential of the state. It was announced by Sergey Mykytyuk, Director of the enterprise.
Ukroboronservice State Enterprise has started upgrade program of five units of BTR-80 8x8 armoured personnel carrier.

     
According to the executive, major overhaul of four units of BTR-80 and upgrade of another similar vehicle will be carried out. After the major overhaul and modernization are performed, all five armored personnel carriers, which are on the Ukroboronservice’s balance sheet, are to be transferred to military structures of Ukraine.

Sergey Mykytyuk also reported that increase of fighting capability of Ukrainian Army is the priority task of Ukrainian special exporters.

“Being under the difficult conditions for the state we, as special exporters, will contribute as much as possible to Army’s rearmament and defense industry development. There is a need of a powerful Army under the actual occupation conditions of the certain part of Ukraine. To achieve this we use all reserves and possibilities. The supply of five units of BTR-80 will be the first step in the implementation of this system program,” Mr. Mykytyuk underlined.

Conduction of renewal of four units of BTR-80 in accordance with the plan of Ukroboronservice is to be finished in a one and a half or two months. Upgrading of another BTR-80 will take a little bit more time. The works are being carried out by specialists of Kyiv Armored Plant, which has relevant industrial and technological base. Decisions concerning further usage of BTR-80 will be made by the management of military structures.
 

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