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Leader of the Ukrainian armoured construction � SOE KMDB � is 80 years old

06.09.2007 - Kharkiv, Ukraine -- On 6 September 2007, SOE Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (SOE KMDB) celebrated its 80th jubilee.

Created on the basis of Kharkov steam-engine plant in 1927, the design group on tank development was gradually transformed into a separate high-capacity design-manufacturing enterprise creating armoured equipment. It has taken a key place in its field in the former USSR, and now in Ukraine. Among the developments of SOE KMDB a special place is occupied by such vehicles as the best tank of the Second World war T-34, and a forefather of all the post Soviet main battle tanks T-64.

At present the SOE KMDB is actively extending the range of its products, among which is heavy armoured equipment (tanks Oplot, Yatagan, BREM), light armoured equipment (armoured personnel carrier 4x4 Dozor-B, armoured personnel carriers 8x8 BTR-3, BTR-4), modernisation packages of tanks and armoured personnel carriers of the former USSR (T-55, T-62, T-64, T-72, BTR-50/60/70/80 and others), weapon systems, training facilities (dynamic simulators, training programs, stands, etc.) as well as a number of products of civil purpose.

The detailed history and products of SOE KMDB can be found at

About KMDB:

The Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) is a state enterprise, which is now Ukraine's leading design authority for armoured fighting vehicles and used to play a key role in the development of armoured tracked vehicles in the former Soviet Union.

The contemporary activities of the KMDB are distinguished by three main factors:

  • the ability to offer customers a wide range of armoured vehicles and other products for both military and civil use, as well as obsolete vehicle upgrade packages

  • the provision of equipment closely tailored to customer's individual requirements

  • the availability of long-term support for the end user

For further information please contact:
SE Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
126 Plekhanivska St.
Kharkiv 61001



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