Morozov design bureau transfers first BTR-4s made from new Ukrainian steel to army
Kharkiv-based Morozov Design Bureau, part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, has transferred the first batch of seven domestic-made BTR-4 armored vehicles to the Armed Forces, the state concern's press service has reported.
According to the report, the manufacture of BTR-4 cases from the brand new "71" grade steel that meets the latest international standards has been set up by Morozov bureau together with Central Research Institute of Structural Materials Prometey at the facilities of Lozova Forging Mechanical Plant.
According to the plant, today there are about 40 armored personnel carrier cases in production. They are manufactured from new special steel in cooperation with Malyshev Plant, Morozov Design Bureau, and Kyiv Armored Plant.
"The specialists of these enterprises are now working at Lozova Forging Mechanical Plant, gaining experience for launching the production of cases at their plants," the press service said.
"This gives confidence that the tasks set for the enterprises for production of armored vehicles in 2019 will be fulfilled," it stated.
Kharkiv-based Morozov Design Bureau is the leading developer of armored vehicles of Ukraine. It has been part of Ukroboronprom state concern under the decision of the government since 2011.