02.03.2021 12:55Another ten Novator armored personnel carriers have been delivered to Ukraine’s National Guard as part of a government-funded defense procurement contract, Defense Express has reported, with reference to Ukrainian Armor Design and Manufacturing Company’s press service.
According to the report, manufactured under a government-funded contract in accordance with the requirements and specifications documents, the armored vehicles weighing 8.8 tonnes each were handed over to representatives of the National Guard, in a ceremony held at the Company’s technical base in Novi Petrivtsi on Friday, February 26.
“For us, delivery of the ordered [vehicles] to our security forces is an event to be celebrated. On the one hand, the demand for our vehicles is proof of their robustness, reliability, functionality, and compliance with the specifications required by Ukraine’s National Guard and Armed Forces. On the other hand, every shipment delivered is contributing to our military’s ability to fight. We are proud that our company’s produced armored vehicles are saving the lives of Ukrainian defenders,” CEO of Ukrainian Armor Vladyslav Belbas said at the delivery ceremony.
The company also reported that the money it had been able to save through “optimizing production processes” will be spent on the production of an additional number of vehicles under the current contract.
Overall, more than 50 Novator APCs have been delivered to the Armed Forces and the National Guard so far.