One of the exhibits displayed was the new fire truck ATs-8-50 (TGS26.360)-530MN developed and manufactured by the private TOV Industrial Company VK Pozhmashina, a member company of the Ukrainian League of Defense Industries.
The ATs-8-50 (TGS26.360)-530MN is a 8,000L water/800L foam fire truck built on the MAN TGS26.360 6х6 chassis.
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In an exclusive comment for Defense Express, Dmytro Sorochan, Marketing Director for VK Pozhmashina said the SSEU has so far bought from the Company nearly a hundred of its ATs-8-50-530 trucks (built on various chassis from KrAZ, MAZ, IVECO, and MAN – DE note).
This truck, built to the SSEU’s specifications, was fielded to the Service’s fire fighting units in 2020. About a hundred of these 8,000L water tank vehicles had been delivered to the SSEU during the past year.
“This year we are manufacturing for the SSEU a batch of 67x [ATs-5-50-535] 5,000L water trucks,” he said.
VK Pozhmashina, earlier in 2021, had delivered to the Ministry of Defense 25x of its ATs-12-100(6302)-252М 12,000L water/1,200L foam fire trucks, which are specifically designed for fighting fires at military installations.
“Earlier this year, for the first time in a decade, we delivered to the Ukrainian military 25 of our fire trucks with 12,000L water / 1,200L foam capacity tanks. That was a big contract, a contract of great significance to us, and we are hopeful that the SSEU will continue on the way to modernizing its fire fighting equipment inventory,” Dmytro Sorochan has said.