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Two Ukraine's defense state enterprises to produce automatic cannons in closed loop

The proper appeal should be sent for the consideration of the government soon
19:20, 25 March 2019

Ukroboronprom

State Enterprise Precise Mechanics Plant joins Artillery Construction Bureau to create the closed loop of the production of the automatic cannons, as Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, reports.

Ukroboronprom

Director-General of Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin made such decision to, particularly, decrease the administrative expenses at the enterprises. Besides, the National Council of the State Concern supported this ides. The proper appeal should be sent for the consideration of the government soon.

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At the moment, 30-mm automatic cannons are the main products of Precise Mechanics Plant and Artillery Construction Bureau. They are the main weapon of BTR-3, BTR-4, and BMP-2.

It is expected that the creation of the closed loop of the production will increase the efficiency and speed of the processes; extend the production of BTR-3 and BTR-4. The saved funds from the reduction of the management will be used for renewal of the production capacity and increase of the wages of the workers.

“The union of the enterprises will allow accelerating the processes of the creation of the new weapon. Particularly, the issue is about the development of 30-mm and 40-mm automatic cannons, which will use the NATO standard ammunition. These automatic cannons aim for the armament of the existing armored hardware such as BTR-3 and BTR-4 and newly developed hardware,” the message said.

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As we reported, Kharkiv tank factory upgraded over a hundred of T-64 main battle tanks made in 2017. The number of upgraded T-64s is quite enough to re-arm a tank brigade. The Kharkiv-based company continues to modernize the basic models of T-64s to this new level. 

Besides, Kyiv Armored Vehicle Plant has manufactured the pilot hull of the armored personnel carrier 3DA (APC-3DA) made of the armored steel released by one of the NATO countries.

 

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