Head of the inspection team of the Iraqi Republic Ministry of Defense has said that the ministry of Defense of the Iraqi Republic has been fully satisfied with the quality of the armored vehicles made in Ukraine. He thanked the employees of KMDB, as well as representatives of SE Ukrspecexport, SE Ukroboronprom and other participants of trials for endurance, having marked the high level of the works done and services rendered.
The second batch includes 62 vehicles, that comprise BTR-4 combat vehicles, armed with Parus remote controlled weapon station, specialized vehicles – commander’s, command-staff, ambulance and recovery vehicles, as well as training simulators and maintenance vehicles.
Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau has been the designer and main contractor under the contract. The vehicles have been manufactured at the KMDB and Malyshev plant facilities, a large number of Ukrainian enterprises participated in supply of components.
“Acceptance by the Iraqi inspection of the second batch of BTR-4 armored vehicles is very important for KMDB, since it proves the worthy technical level of our equipment, as well as readiness to meet the most demanding needs of our customers. We are thankful to representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Iraq for complete professionalism and insistence on high standards displayed during joint activities”, said A.I. Veretennikov, General Designer of KMDB.
He also added: “BTR-4 armored vehicle is presently attracting much interest from the potential customers world over and successful delivery of the next batch is a good signal for them. We are ready for cooperation with all customers, ready to take into consideration their specific interests in our products.”
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