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Lviv Armored Plant delivers upgraded T-64 and T-72 tanks to Ukraine MoD

17 Mar 2021 (Last Updated March 17th, 2021 11:36)

Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom company Lviv Armoured Plant State Enterprise has delivered a new set of upgraded armoured tanks for the country’s armed forces.

Lviv Armored Plant delivers upgraded T-64 and T-72 tanks to Ukraine MoD
So far, Lviv Armoured Plant State Enterprise has modernised over ten T-64 and T-72 vehicles this year. Credit: Ukroboronprom.

Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom company Lviv Armoured Plant State Enterprise has delivered a new set of upgraded armoured tanks for the country’s armed forces.

The batch comprises modernised T-64 and T-72 tanks and was handed over to the Ukraine Ministry of Defense.

So far, the state-owned enterprise has updated over ten T-64 and T-72 vehicles this year.

Lviv Armored Plant State Enterprise director Victor Androshchuk said: “The tanks were deep overhaul and modernisation. We have included all customer requirements, engineering transmitted in full combat readiness.

“It is equipped with the latest communication systems and fire control, instrumentation day and night vision reversing camera, smoke grenade systems and dynamic protection against cumulative shells. Part of the party has already been shipped to combat units, the rest is waiting for it.”

In addition, field repair staff from the plant perform restoration worked on the armoured vehicles at the Joint Forces Operation area and sites where they are stationed.

According to Ukroboronprom’s enterprise, the field repair crews restored more than ten combat vehicles in two months.

Ukroboronprom CEO Yuriy Gusev said: “The task of the companies, members of the concern, is to meet the needs of the armed forces in high-quality military equipment.

“Lviv Armored Plant continues to fulfil orders on time, increasing the combat capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

According to the company, the order was accomplished with ‘limited funding’ due to the lack of a state defence order for this year. However, it was executed ahead of schedule.

The Lviv Armored Plant repairs and manufactures army equipment, including armoured fire engines GPM-72 and GPM-54.

It also overhauls and upgrades armoured repair and evacuation vehicles Lev and Zubr and tactical armoured wheeled vehicle Dozor-B among others.