Ethiopia will buy 200 modernized T-72 main battle tanks from Ukraine for over $100 million 1006111

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Defense News - Ethiopia
 

Friday, June 10, 2011, 08:25 AM

 
Ethiopia will buy 200 modernized T-72 main battle tanks from Ukraine for over $100 million.
 
Ukraine on Thursday June 9, 2011, agreed to a deal with Ethiopia for the supply of more than 200 modernized
T-72 main battle tanks for over $100 million (800 million Ukrainian Hryvnas), UKRINFORM news agency reported.

     
Ukraine on Thursday agreed to a deal with Ethiopia for the supply of more than 200 modernized T-72 main battle tanks for over $100 million (800 million Ukrainian Hryvnas), UKRINFORM news agency reported.
Ukrainian modernized T-72B main battle tank with Kontakt ERA reactive armour
at Defense Exhibition IDEX 2011

     

Ukrspecexport SC, the Ukrainian state-controlled arms exporter, signed a contract with the Defense Ministry of Ethiopia for 200 T-72 tanks. This was one of the largest contracts signed by the weapons exporter over 15 years of operation.

The tanks are a relatively new type of military hardware. The T-72 is equipped with a modernized power plant, guided weapons and armor system. The T-72 tank was originally produced in the Soviet Union n the 1970's. It was widely exported to many African, Asian and Middle Eastern states.

 

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