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Ukraine and Turkey sign contract for supply of tank guided missiles

Export batch of 120mm caliber missiles will be produced in the coming weeks
20:31, 1 May 2019

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Ukraine and Turkey have signed a contract for the supply of 120-mm guided missiles produced by the Luch state-owned construction bureau. This is reported by Ukrinform.

The Ukrainian side was represented by the Spetsnoeksport company, the Turkish side - by the state-owned Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu corporation (MKEK).

“During the first stage of the contract, Konus guided missiles and guidance devices are planned for integration into Turkish main battle tanks. Subsequently, as a result of the partial transfer of technologies, Ukrainian guided missiles will be produced at MKEK’s facilities,” explained Spetstekhnoexport. .

The completion of the contract signing procedure and the commencement of the production of an export batch of missiles is planned for the coming weeks.

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Representatives of Spetstekhnoexport expect that cooperation with the MKEK will allow not only to deliver precision weapons to Turkey, but also to increase the Ukrainian presence in other markets that use tanks with 120 mm cannons - in particular, in the countries of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

The Konus guided missile, developed by Luch for the tank guns of NATO caliber - 120 mm, is capable of hitting a target at a distance of 5 km. This significantly exceeds the firing range of conventional tank shells. The tandem missile warhead can destroy the enemy tank’s dynamic defenses and penetrate up to 800 mm of armor.

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