Bangladesh Army To Procure 680 Modified Ukrainian Multipurpose Armored Vehicles

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Bangladesh Army is looking to buy as many as 680 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) in view of standardizing the Ukraine-made armoured vehicles.

Bangladesh Military Forces website reported that the government-owned Directorate General of Defence Purchase (DGDP) is awarding a lucrative contract estimated $1 billion to Turkish firm Delta Defence for supplying modified Ukrainian armoured vehicles built as per tender specifications of the Bangladesh Army.

According to the source, the Army looks to buy 600 Tur-K2 and 80 Tur-K3 multipurpose armored vehicles. They will be delivered in phases with first 100 due for delivery in 2018, another 150 in 2019 and all remaining units by 2022.

The Tur-K2 is a Ukrainian Kozak-2m 4×4 armoured vehicle that based on 4×4 truck Iveco Eurocargo. The Tur-K3 is a Ukrainian Otaman 6×6 wheeled personnel carriers.