Zhytomyr Armored Vehicle Factory, a State-owned company incorporated with the Ukroboronprom defense industries conglomerate, has completed refurbishment and upgrading on a batch of BMP-2 AFVs and delivered the vehicles to the Ukrainian armed forces.
The vehicles have undergone major repairs and received advanced capabilities, including new sighting and targeting devices, IR LED headlights, and a GPS navigator.
Read more: Zhytomyr Armored Vehicles Factory (ZhAVF) Purchasing 60 Periscope Sights to Equip BMP-2 AFVs
Among other improvements are new tracks produced domestically in Ukraine, in particular by Zhytomyr AVF.
“This is not the first time we employ our own produced track assemblies. In future, this would fully eliminate for our company the need to source out track assemblies from private or international markets,” Oleksiy Zhukovets, CEO of Zhytomyr AVF has said.
For record, Zhytomyr AVF, itself a manufacturer of track assemblies, is also sourcing these components from the domestic market. The company has over a few past years sourced a total of 80 track assemblies it purchased, through competitions, from Malyshev Factory (70 assemblies) and privately-run NVP “Aktiv Spets Prom” (10 assemblies).
Zhytomyr AVF is also purchasing generous quantities of situational awareness devices. Thus, in February of this year, it contracted Trimen-Ukraine to supply 60 BPK-2-42MBT day/thermal imaging sights with their related accessories, meant to be installed in BMP-2 armored fighting vehicles.
Read more: Kharkiv Morozov Design Bureau (KMDB) Purchasing Components to Build another Batch of BTR-4E APCs