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Ukraine’s T-64s join Strong Europe Tank Challenge
10:58, 8 May 2017
Ukraine’s T-64s join Strong Europe Tank Challenge

Tank crews from Ukraine, five NATO member countries and Alliance partners will participate in friendly competitions

10:58, 8 May 2017

T-64 (modernized), main battle tank of Ukraine's Armed Forces
Ukroboronprom

Ukraine joined The Strong Europe Tank Challenge, the international friendly competition in Germany. The event, which kicked off on May 7 and will be running until May 12, involves battle tanks and crews from Ukraine, five NATO member countries (USA, Austria, Germany, France and Poland) and NATO partner countries.

On the occasion, Ukraine’s largest state-run defence enterprise Ukroboronprom modernized several T-64s, the Ukrainian army’s main battle tanks. The vehicles will join the competition on the behalf of Ukraine, the enterprise’s website says. The modernization works included setting Ukraine-made devices, such as thermal scanners for every crew member, modern satellite navigation systems and new digital radio stations. 

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