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11:43 AM, March 14, 2016
Ukraine Supplies Another Batch Of Wheeled Armored Vehicles To Thai Army
Wheeled armored vehicle, BTR-3E1 (image:military-informant.com)

Ukrainian Ukroboronprom has delivered another batch of BTR-3E1 wheeled armoured personnel carriers to the Royal Thai Army.

The Kyiv armored plant carried out the transfer of armored personnel carriers BTR-3E1according to the intergovernmental contract between Ukraine and Thailand on Feb 22 this year, Ukrainian military-informant news daily reported Monday.

BTR-3E1 has armor protection, high manoeuvrability, weapons (from thecontrol complex), is able to quickly identify, recognize, and to strike the ground (including steel) and low-flying targets with high efficiency, and is designed for use in motorized rifle divisions of troops (forces).

Previously, Thailand has signed a contract with Ukraine for the supply of a large batch of BTR-3. The first contract for the supply of 96 BTR-3E1 was signed in August 2007, a second contract to supply 121 BTR-3E1 - the summer of 2011, the third contract to supply 15 BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers and six-3RK - in August of 2013.

As of 2015, there were 180 armed BTR-3E1. In May 2014 of the armored vehicles manufactured in Thailand, it was placed the National Guard of Ukraine in connection with the acute situation in the east of the country.