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SE KMDB will take part in International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2013

25.01.2013 - Kharkiv, Ukraine -- The State Enterprise Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, which is included in the State Concern Ukroboronprom, will demonstrate its Oplot main battle tank and BTR-4MV armoured personnel carrier at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2013, which will take place on 17-21 February, 2013 in Abu-Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

The BM Oplot main battle tank is a tracked fighting vehicle that features a high firepower, reliable protection and high mobility. The tank is intended to destroy all types of ground (floating) and low-flying low-speed air targets under the conditions when the enemy fires back. The vehicle can fulfil a wide range of combat missions under various climatic, weather and terrain conditions in the ambient temperature range of -40 to +55 degrees Centigrade, air humidity of up to 98% at temperature of +25 degrees Centigrade, height above sea level of up to 3000 m and with ambient air dust content available in real terrain conditions.

The BTR-4MV armoured personnel carrier is a representative of the BTR-4 family of vehicles. It differs from the previous versions mostly in having a third level of ballistic protection (in the basic version of this vehicle) and a modified configuration of the vehicle's hull, which makes it possible to install additional types of protection (including the ceramic plates and explosive reactive armour) to reach the fourth and fifth protection levels in accordance with the NATO standards. Apart from that, the hull rear is fitted with a ramp that not only enables troopers to enter and leave the vehicle much quicker, but also enables the armoured personnel carrier to transport various large-size cargoes, including additional ammunition, spare parts, etc.

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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