BANGKOK, -- Ukrainian defense concern "Ukroboronprom" carried the shipment of another batch of new wheeled armored personnel carriers BTR-3E1 in the orders of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
On February 22, 2016 at the Kiev armored plant transfer was carried BTR-3E1 foreign customers according to the intergovernmental contract between Ukraine and the Kingdom of Thailand. Later wheeled armored vehicles were shipped by rail for further loading on the ship.
Fighting wheeled amphibious vehicle BTR-3E1 has armored protection, high maneuverability, weapons (from the control complex), is able to quickly identify, recognize, and to strike the ground (including steel) and low-flying targets with high efficiency, and is designed for use in motorized rifle divisions of troops (forces). Armored personnel carrier is able to follow the tanks, with the move to overcome the trenches trenches and water obstacles.
Previously, Thailand has signed a contract with Ukraine for the supply of a large batch of BTR-3. The first contract for the supply of 96 BTR-3E1 was signed in August 2007, a second contract to supply 121 BTR-3E1 - the summer of 2011, the third contract to supply 15 BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers and six-3RK - in August of 2013. As of 2015, there were 180 armed BTR-3E1.
In May 2014 of the armored vehicles manufactured in Thailand, it was placed the National Guard of Ukraine in connection with the acute situation in the east of the country.
The Royal Thai Army BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers.