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Oct 09, 2013

Dmitry Medvedev has highly appreciated Terminator-2 and other UVZ latest products

Research and Production Corporation “UALVAGONZAVOD” exhibited to public Tank Support Fighting Vehicle “Terminator-2”. The world premiere occurred on the second day of “RAE 2013” exhibition. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev was the honorary guest at the BMPT-72 unique presentation.  The Prime Minister has also visited the UVZ outdoors display of special equipment, which was the largest full-scale display at RAE 2013 and the demo show.

Dmitry Medvedev has examined the new UVZ products together with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Urals Federal District Igor Kholmanskikh, Sverdlovsk Region Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev and CEO UVZ Oleg Sienko. They have seen modernized T-72 tank with protection equipment for urban combat and a special fire truck. The model of a heavy wheeled infantry fighting vehicle “ATOM” equipped with a 57-mm automatic turret; developed jointly by UVZ and the French company Renault Trucks Defense attracted Prime Minister’s interest. Dmitry Medvedev has studies the machine’s exterior and had the chance to appreciate its interior. Prime Minister has also approved of other UVZ products such as modernized T-90S tank, Tank Support Fighting Vehicle “Terminator” and Heavy Flame Thrower System “TOS-1”.

Later on, Dmitry Medvedev saw a full-scale specimen of “Terminator-2” in a presentation centre built especially for RAE 2013. The multimedia lightshow showed the evolution of the combat vehicle – from step-by-step conversion from T-72 tank into a BMPT-72, to combat.

"Terminator-2" is a breakthrough modernization of the world-famous and the highest production T-72 tank manufactured by URALVAGONZAVOD. Just as its basic model, Terminator-2 has increased gun power and protection, advanced command control system, and it is able to fire support tanks and infantry forces in all kinds of operations, in different climatic zones and in any light conditions.

Given that BMPT-72 is built on the platform of T-72 tank, the key advantage of it is an opportunity to extend the life cycle of machines and to promptly and at minimum cost advance military effectiveness of armies for more than 40 countries that operate T-72. The new UVZ project is currently important in view of recent conflicts where action mostly takes place in urban areas.

Another significant event of the second day of RAE 2013 was signing by UVZ Corporation two protocols of cooperation: with Renault Trucks Defense (France) and JSC «Semey engineering» (Kazakhstan).