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Ukroboronprom Starts Producing 125 mm Projectiles for Ukrainian Main Battle Tanks

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Ukroboronprom Starts Producing 125 mm Projectiles for Ukrainian Main Battle Tanks

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Kharkiv Armored Plant Tests of Modernization of Ukrainian T-64BV Main Battle Tank
Kharkiv Armored Plant Tests of Modernization of Ukrainian T-64BV Main Battle Tank

Ukroboronprom started producing 125-mm projectiles for main battle tank guns. This is already the second ammunition, the production of which the enterprises of the Concern launched in close partnership with a NATO country abroad. Ukroboronprom recently signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the supply of 120-mm mortar mines, which are also manufactured in cooperation with one of the participating countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Tanks of the Ukrainian Army have been utilized within the military, with their usage and origin after the Cold War; and the modern era. Upon their establishment in 1991, the Armed Forces of Ukraine included approximately 6,500 main battle tanks. This includes leftover Soviet tanks in the Ukrainian Ground Forces today as well as designs imported from other countries and tanks captured in the Russo-Ukrainian War. M55S, T-62, T-64, T-72, PT-91 Twardy, T-80, T-84, T-90, M-84 main battle tanks in the Ukrainian Army armored battalions.

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125 mm smoothbore projectiles. (Photo by Ukroboronprom)

By order of the Ukraine Ministry of Defense, the first batch of 125-mm projectiles for T-64, T-72 and T-80 main battle tanks, with which the Security and Defense Forces of Ukraine hit the invaders, has already been delivered. In general, for the first time since independence, Ukraine launched its own production of Projectiles: 82 mm and 120 mm mortar mines, 122 mm and 152 mm artillery projectiles, and now also a 125 mm tank projectiles. For security reasons, production has been moved outside the country.

Ukroboronprom is an association of multi-product enterprises (conglomerate or concern) in various sectors of the defence industry of Ukraine. Ukroboronprom has ceased most of its activities across Ukraine since the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and has relocated much of its production abroad during the war. The concern includes enterprises that operate in the development, manufacture, sale, repair, modernization and disposal of weapons, military and special equipment and ammunition, and cooperation with foreign states.

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