At the Kharkov tractor plant plans to resume production of armored vehicles MT-LB. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, UKRINFORM reported.
“Recently approved by the state defense orders for 2017. There is work for (plant – ed). Malysheva, and for Lviv and Mykolaiv and Kyiv, and Zhytomyr armored plants… the good news: there is an order for the Kharkiv tractor. Let’s begin to restore our special lines. Because our MT-LB is very well proved during the defense of the state. No one except you, the people who have the institutional memory, quickly adjust this production can’t. And we are not allowed to steal equipment, we are not allowed to steal the documentation. The fundamental task for us is to restore production,” – said the head of state.
Poroshenko also stressed that the work on the Ukroboronprom has already helped other businesses, in particular, in the Kharkiv plant. Malysheva to improve their economic situation.
“I put two-and-a-half years ago, the task of the enterprises of the Ukroboronprom will work for the defense of the country in three shifts. Come now on the Malyshev plant. Let’s see how the situation has changed. People for the first time in many years, receive a salary, have a clear production program”, – said the President.
Easy floating armored personnel carrier MT-LB, developed for transporting people and goods, produced on Khartsyzsk pipe plant in the Soviet era. Later on the chassis of this machine, Kharkiv tractor plant was developed and produced civilian vehicle HTZ-3N.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that until the end of 2017 Kharkiv tractor plant plans to produce about 2 thousand tractors went out on the monthly volume of production to 150 cars.