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Thailand accepts first Oplot tanks

8th November 2013 - 11:57 GMT | by David Saw in Paris


Thailand completed the technical acceptance of 49 Oplot main battle tanks on 5 November.

Manufactured by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) in Ukraine the acceptance followed a full trials programme with five tanks, which will now be delivered to Thailand where they will undergo further trials.

According to a statement from Ukrspecexport, the Ukrainian export authority, once the second set of trials is completed the tanks will be classed as fully delivered with a value in excess of $200 million.

Thailand is the first and currently only export customer for the Oplot, and this order effectively

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David Saw


David Saw

David Saw more than 30-years of defence journalism experience, having worked for magazines in Asia, Europe …
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