UralVagonZavod, based in Nizhny Tagil, owes some of these skyrocketing sales to the successful performance of its tanks in Syria.
Even veteran T-72 and T-90 tanks can withstand direct hits by US guided missiles – something neither their American nor Turkish counterparts can boast.
With 149.9 billion rubles in sales last year, UVZ is now set to enter the list of the world’s top 50 arms manufacturers.
Simultaneously, UralVagonZavod launched the mass production of the BMP-3MA – an armored mine-clearing vehicle capable of cutting passages through minefields on the go.
The Nizhny Tagil engineers have also upgraded their TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy self-propelled flame thrower, the DT-10PM truck and are now building a fire engine of their own design.
UralVagonZavod recently unveiled its all-new Terminator tank support fighting vehicle based on the T-72 tank, a system of long-distance demolition of high-explosive fragmentation shells used by T-72, T-80 and T-90 tanks and a combat robot equipped with a 57 mm cannon.
“There are no armored fighting vehicles around capable of withstanding a direct shot by this cannon,” an UVZ representative said.
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