14/03/2019 18:19

SpetsTechnoExport supplied 50 BMP-1 for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

In 2018, the SE SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, which is a part of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, delivered to Ukraine fifty BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, the deficient for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The delivered BMPs have never been in service, and were stored at the capacities of licensed enterprises of the European Union. During 2017-2018, BMP-1 completed a major overhaul with the replacement of all the necessary units, in accordance with the technical specifications of the EU repair factories.

The last batch of the contracted infantry fighting vehicles was delivered to Ukraine in December 2018: all armored vehicles are delivered on time, there are no claims for completeness and quality. As of today, armored vehicles are already operated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and participate in combat missions.

The mentioned supply of BMP-1 to Ukraine is still the only example of a successful full implementation of the contract for delivery of military armored vehicles to Ukraine from the EU. Due to political circumstances, most companies owning such armored vehicles, can not obtain export licenses for providing Ukraine with such machines.

This delivery was made in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine within the framework of the State Defense Procurement. Unfortunately, according to the conditions of the state contract with the Ministry of Defense, the cost of the delivered BMP can not be disclosed. At the same time, it should be noted, that the “SpetsTechnoExport” offer was the at lowest price among the proposals of other importers as well as domestic suppliers. The price for one BMP-1, after major repairs and with zero mileage, delivered by our company from the European Union, is equal to the expenses of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the repair of one own BMP.

Recall, that in 2018 “SpetsTechnoExport” concluded 148 new foreign economic contracts with 30 countries of the world for a record amount over the past 5 years amounting to $282.5 million. At the same time, last year, the company executed contracts worth $152.6 million, which is 27% more than in 2017.