Friday, 3 April 2015

Ukroboronprom Ready to Modernise 300 T-72 tanks to PT-91 to Meet NATO Standards

PT-91M MBT of Malaysia (Source: Wikipedia)

Ukroboronprom State Concern is ready to upgrade 300 T-72 tanks which are currently in the Ukrainian army reserve to meet NATO standards, Deputy State Concern Yuriy Paschenko has said.

"The T-72 is not in the service of Ukrainian Army. There are almost 300 of these tanks in Ukraine and we suggested to the Defense Ministry to upgrade them up to the PT-91 – the Polish main battle tank - to meet NATO standards," the press service of the concern said, citing Paschenko.

He also said that Poland had given the Ukrainian military a chance to test the PT-91.

In accordance with international standards, modernising military equipment will help strengthen the Ukrainian Army, which needs fast and efficient rearming.

The company said that its leading enterprises have received access to the NATO Master Catalogue of References for Logistics.

In late March Ukroboronprom held a joint standardisation seminar in Kyiv with representatives of NATO members. (Interfax Ukraine)

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