Algeria has reportedly ordered Russian-built BMPT Terminator tank combat vehicles in a contract signed in April 2016, local news daily reports.
According to Algerian news daily Mena Defense, the deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018 and continue until the end of 2019. It has not been confirmed how many vehicles will be delivered, but the report claims 300 have been ordered to accompany T-90SA main battle tanks.
Algeria previously evaluated the original BMPT in 2013 but chose to order the lighter but better protected Terminator II version, BMPT-72 Tank Support Combat Vehicle.
The BMPT manufactured by UralVagonZavod (UVZ) has two versions of the vehicle based on the T-72 battle tank chassis — "the Terminator 1" and "the Terminator 2." The BMPT-72 is fitted with a state-of-the-art guided weapons system and is capable of destroying enemy infantry vehicles, tanks and other armored objects, as well as helicopters.
The Terminator 2 is equipped with night vision, a laser range finder, as well as an integrated laser controlled missile guidance system. It can detect targets within a five-kilometer range, day or night.
Algeria showcased two modified self-propelled artillery systems for the first time to the public during a Military Industry Fair on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of its independence and Youth Day early July. The military show displayed a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle and a 100 mm MT-12 (2A29) anti-tank gun mounted on a 6x6 Zetros truck, defenceWeb reports Tuesday
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AgustaWestland will set up a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) facility in Poland alongwith two state-owned investment companies. "The National Investment Council (NIC) and the Council of State holdings (CPE) have agreed to create a high-end helicopter manufacturing plant and much of these will be for the export market
Irkut Corporation will finish the deliveries of 14 Sukhoi Su-30MKA multirole fighters to Algeria in 2017, according to the Russian aircraft manufacturers annual report. "The deliveries of Su-30MK aircraft to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria are planned for a period of 2016-2017," the report obtained by RIA Novosti said
Russia's arm manufacturer Uralvagonzavod has unveiled the BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle, also called the “Terminator-2,” at the Russia Arms Expo 2013 on Wednesday. The BMPT-72 is an extensive modernization of the world-famous T-72 main battle tank, also produced by Uralvagonzavod
The Russian Armys advanced Terminator combat vehicles will soon be armed with a 30mm controlled burst shells, the press office of Techmash Scientific and Production Association told TASS on Thursday. The work on developing these munitions is at the final stage, Techmash said
Russias Defense Ministry has accepted Terminator tank support combat vehicles for service and started their serial deliveries to the troops. "The tank support combat vehicle dubbed the Terminator has been accepted for service and is being serially delivered to the Russian army
The Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research-and-manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, said Wednesday that the Russian Army will receive the latest Terminator tank support armored fighting vehicles in the first quarter of 2018. "The contract is long-term
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