At the international exhibition MSPO-2017 presented a new Polish-Ukrainian tank PT-17

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  • The latest PT-17 tank, which was the result of a deep modernization of the tank T-72 by Ukrainian and Polish experts, was presented at the international exhibition of the defense industry MSPO-2017 in order to demonstrate its capabilities to a potential customer, the Ministry of Defense of Poland.

    In April 2017 of the year, within the framework of the concluded contracts, the Ukroboronprom members and the Polish company Zaklady Mechaniczne "Bumar-Labedy" SA began joint work of modernization of the tank T-72. The proposal for a partnership to create a new product came from the Polish side, but it should be noted that Poland and Ukraine have a large enough park of Soviet T-72 tanks.

    In order to implement this project, Ukroboronprom has begun the integration of the best Ukrainian technological developments, namely: it has developed and provided automatic charging, a new engine, transmission, modernized the engine and transmission division of the tank, the latest 120 mm guns, a fire control system, auxiliary power plant, a system of dynamic protection, a demonstration tower. All these domestic experts have developed in accordance with NATO standards, because today the Polish Defense Ministry, a NATO member state, is a potential customer of a new tank.

    “Цей проект є чітким сигналом та демонстрацією спроможності України брати участь в таких масштабних та технологічно-складних проектах. Важливим елементом цієї кооперації є те, що майбутній танк буде створений відповідно до стандартів НАТО, а українці розробили та готові виготовляти ключові компоненти відповідно до цих стандартів. Це свідчить не лише про наявність науково-технологічного та виробничого потенціалу, а про те, що подібні системи та стандарти в майбутньому можуть бути з легкістю інтегровані та впровадженні на іншій українській техніці. Це також може стати початком оновлення української армії “натівською” технікою”, – зазначив Генеральний директор ДК “Укроборонпром” Роман Романов.

    In turn, the Polish side noted that it was shocked by the efficiency of Ukrainian specialists who, after less than 5 months, developed, manufactured and supplied all components, components and components to MSPO-2017, a full-scale presentation of the new tank was held.

    The positive decision of the Polish Ministry of Defense to purchase the PT-17 tanks will allow Ukrainian companies to participate in a large-scale project for the rearmament of the Polish Army, which is estimated at several hundred million dollars.

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