Turchynov: Ukraine to strengthen army's armored potential (Photos)

18:55, 03 October 2018
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Oleksandr Turchynov (center) / Photo from NSDC

"Now the state defense order is being formed. Of course, we are planning a serious program to strengthen the armored potential of our Armed Forces," he told journalists at an official event to hand over military hardware from Kharkiv-based enterprises of Ukraine's state-run military-industrial concern Ukroboronprom to the Armed Forces on October 3.

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In particular, the military received 16 T-64 and T-80 tanks, which were repaired at Kharkiv Armored Plant, and five BTR-4 armored personnel carriers (APCs), manufactured at Kharkiv-based Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, a state-owned enterprise.

Moreover, on display were the BTR-4MV1, which incorporates NATO design solutions, the Oplot main battle tank, the Verba multiple rocket launcher system, the new Hrim ("Thunder") mobile short-range ballistic missile system, which is now undergoing tests, and other military equipment.

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