07/03/2016 20:51

Ukrainian military received the first batch of new mortars “Molot”

UKROBORONPROM JSC “Zavod Mayak” delivered the first batch of 120 mortars “Molot”, caliber M120-15, to Ukrainian military for the needs of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

“New mortar received many positive reviews of military and technical experts. Now “Molot” can represent its tremendous opportunities in actual fighting. The plant “Mayak” is ready to meet the needs of the army in this armament type”, – said the director of JSC” Mayak ” Oleksandr Peregudov.

A month ago, “Molot” was tested at the proving ground in Goncharivske, Chernihiv region.

JSC “Plant” Mayak “specializes on development, manufacture, sale, repair, modernization and disposal of weapons and military equipment, conducting and implementing research and design and experimental work on development and introduction of new products. Special combat modules for imported armored vehicles “Hamvi” and “Saxon” were developed by “Mayak” specialists.

In 2015 “Ukroboronprom” increased production of arms and military equipment by 36 times and began to systematically supply the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the newest weapons systems. The state defense order was fulfilled significantly ahead of the schedule. According to results of the last year, UKROBORONPROM enterprises developed, modernized and repaired a record 7,198 units of armaments and military equipment. In 2015 UKROBORONPROM received 1.626 billion UAH net profit over 348 million loss in 2014.