The Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau together with the State Enterprise Malyshev Plant and other sub-contractors, which are enterprises of the Ukroboronprom Concern, are stably working to fulfill the international contract. The second batch, which is ready to be delivered, consists of 62 vehicles, including frontline vehicles fitted with 30 mm armed Parus overhead weapon station, specialist vehicles (armoured ambulances and armoured repair and recovery vehicles), as well as training simulators and technical maintenance vehicles.
At present the representatives of the customer are expected to come in order to accept the vehicles so that the latter could be delivered to Iraq.
The vehicle production intensity achieved by the enterprises of the Ukroboronprom Concern within the framework of Iraqi Contract is on a par with that of the worldТs leading manufacturers.
Late in 2009 Ukraine and Iraq signed an USD457.5 million contract for supply of 420 BTR-4 combat vehicles. The main contractor is the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, with the Malyshev Plant being the main subcontractor (both enterprises are located in Kharkiv).
The BTR-4 was developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. The first batch of BTR-4s intended for Iraq, consisting of 26 vehicles, was manufactured and delivered to the customer on 20 April 2011.
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