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The Ukrainian state arms conglomerate UkrOboronProm announced on Monday that it has been awarded an $85.6 million contract to support the fleet of T-80UD main battle tanks of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

UkrOboronProm announced on 22 February an agreement worth about $85.6 million with Pakistan for the repair and support of the T-80UD tank fleet.

“Our armored-manufactured companies are constantly updating their production capacity and improving technologies that ensure high-quality work and products,” said Yuri Gusev, CEO of Ukroboronprom. “We also discussed with Pakistan new orders for the supply of 6TD1 and 6TD2 engines”.


In the mid-1990s, Pakistan bought Ukrainian T-80UDs for its main armoured corps of the Pakistan Army. The T-80UD tanks supplied to Pakistan had many features of the modern T-84, including new turrets.

Deliveries pf 320 T-80UD tanks began in 1997 and shipping was completed by early 2002.

At the same time, EDGE, the UAE’s advanced technology group for defense and beyond, announced it signed a tri-party strategic cooperation agreement with UkrOboronProm. The agreement will enable the three entities to exchange and develop advanced technologies that could lead to over $1 billion worth of investments.

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Ukrainian defense conglomerate signs $85mn contract with Pakistan
  • “We also discussed with the Pakistani side of new orders for delivery in the country Engine 6 TD1 and 6 TD2.”
Ali Ahmed 22 Feb 2021


Courtesy: @ukroboronprom/Twitter

Courtesy: @ukroboronprom/Twitter
Ukrainian defense goods manufacturer, Ukroboronprom has signed a contract with Pakistan worth over $85 million or PKR 13.63 billion.

As part of the IDEX-2021 international arms exhibition, which is currently underway in the UAE, a contract was signed between Ukroboronprom and Pakistan for the repair of a fleet of T-80UD tanks worth a total of $ 85.6 million.

As per details, this is Ukroboronprom’s first contract with Pakistan in 2021. Ukroboronprom is a conglomerate consisting of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defense industry of Ukraine.

"Our armored businesses constantly update their production capacity and improve technology that provides high-quality works and products,” said CEO Ukroboronprom Yuri Gusev. “We also discussed with the Pakistani side of new orders for delivery in the country Engine 6 TD1 and 6 TD2.”

In addition, Yuri Gusev met with Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. At the event, the state of implementation of joint projects was discussed and priority areas for future cooperation were identified.
"In the near future we will intensify bilateral military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE, " Yuriy Gusev stressed.

It is pertinent to mention that back in 90s, Ukraine demonstrated the tank to Pakistan, which was looking for a new main battle tank. The tank was tested in Pakistan and in August 1996 Pakistan decided to buy 320 T-80UD tanks from Ukraine for $650 million in two variants: a standard Ob'yekt 478B and export Ob'yekt 478BE.
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My comment was more long term approach and streamlining of one tank.
It does seems like they're going for 2 Main tanks for the future. VT-4 and AK-2 and since the AK-2 is still a long way from completion, so it's better to make sure the other tanks aren't left behind. If AK-2 jeeps getting delayed they'll probably just order more VT-4s.
 

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Ukrainian Company Gets $85.6M Contract to Modernize Pakistan’s Battle Tanks

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Pakistan has awarded a contract worth $85.6 million for modernizing T-80UD battle tanks to Ukroboronprom, the state-owned association of major defense conglomerates of Ukraine.


According to details, the contract was officially signed at the sidelines of the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2021 that is being held in Abu Dhabi.

Minister for Defense Production, Zubaida Jalal, and CEO Ukroboronprom, Yuri Gusev, signed the contract for the modernizing T-80UD battle tanks.

After signing the contract, Minister for Defense Production said that bilateral military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Pakistan will increase in the future.
CEO Ukroboronprom said that Ukraine’s companies are constantly updating their production capacity and improving technologies that ensure high-quality work and products.

About T-80UD tanks

First introduced in 1976, the T-80UD tank holds significant importance in the defensive arsenal of many countries to this day.

Besides Ukraine, China, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, and Egypt, and Pakistan are a few of the countries which use T-80UD tanks to augment their defense. An estimated 6,000 of these tanks are present worldwide.

Weighing around 46 tons, the T-80UD tank is 9.6 meters long with gun forward, 3.6 meters wide, and 2.2 meters high. 3 crew members can fit into the modernized T-80UD tank which has a ground clearance of 0.44 meters and a top speed of 48km/h.

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Even we are unable to repair our tanks!!!!
its not like that... if its a foreign system there cannot be 100 % repair carried out unless its a ToT system. .. besides its a major system with the Armd Corps... we require it to be in top notch shape and ensure complete serviceability 24/7/365...
 

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