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Belarusian-Austrian military evacuator takes part in a tender in UAE

20.03.2007

End of February one of the most important exhibitions of arms and military equipment – IDEX 2007 - took place in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu-Dabi. Belarus was very well presented there.
The general attention was drawn to the powerful evacuator truck, created by the Belarusian and Austrian experts.

End of February one of the most important exhibitions of arms and military equipment – IDEX 2007 - took place in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu-Dabi. Belarus was very well presented there.

The general attention was drawn to the powerful evacuator truck, created by the Belarusian and Austrian experts.


According to Mr. Vladimir Chehuta (www.autocentre.ua), during the spring 2003 the output of the Minsk wheeled trucks plant was widened by the chassis MZKT-790986 (8х8). On demand of an Arabic company on this chassis evacuation equipment of the Austrian company EMPL was installed, intended for transporting of different vehicles, tractors, self-propelled guns and other military equipment. The new-created vehicle was equipped with a German diesel engine Deutz BFSM 1015C with a power of 544 h.-p. and 5-stepped transmission Allison HD4560P. Michelin 23,5R25 XLB tyres may be used in the desert.

Eight years ago the army of the UAE organised an international tender for creation of tractor – tank-carrier able to transport armoured equipment with a weight up to 130 tons in the desert conditions. The most notable constructors of heavy tractors from all over the world took part in this tender. However only Belarusian engineers-constructors were able to fulfill the strict requirements of the customer. They gained absolute victory. To this date the army of the UAE has purchased 21 Belarusian tractors. Such a trimetric tank-tractor is able to transport off-road through the desert two Leclerc tanks at once, with a weight 60 tons each one or three BPM-3. There are no analogues for such tank-tractor in the world.

New tender has recently taken place. This time the army of UAE chooses a powerful evacuator able to operate in the desert. Again, world leaders took part in the contest. Belarusian constructors this time took part in the tender in cooperation with Austrian producers. The Austrian side created the body superstructure, and the Belarusian MZKT carried out the most complicated and laborious part of work – project and construction of the chassis. During all tests the Belarusian-Austrian evacuator showed the most impressive results. UAE army officers were very satisfied. The results of the tender are still to be declared, but the Belarusian-Austrian evacuator has good chances to win.


Rossijskaja Gazeta

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