IN 2019 BOGDAN MOTORS TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE PRODUCTION OF MULTI-PURPOSE TRUCKS FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF UKRAINE
Bogdan Motors has signed a new contract with Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on supplying the Armed Forces with «Bogdan 6317» trucks. The contract foresees the significant increase of the military equipment production volumes in 2019, Bogdan’s press-service informs. «Having commissioned all-road «Bogdan 6317» trucks in 2018, representatives of the Defense ministry said that the military are satisfied with Bogdan vehicles’ performance. This year truck supplies to the Ministry of Defense will grow significantly compared to 2018. The military are interested in expanding the vehicle fleets, procuring modern, reliable, comfortable, quick, and high-quality «Bogdan 6317» trucks», – the Corporation informs. «Bogdan 6317» is a modern general purpose vehicle. It is equipped with a high-capacity 9.7L V6 Weichai Power turbocharged diesel engine developing 380 hp. These engines made it possible for Ukrainian manufacturers to improve the vehicles’ performance as well as to refuse from Russian-produced components. The new truck makes up to 85 km/h carrying 11 tons of cargo. It is capable of transporting 50 persons. Besides, the vehicle is designed to tow trailers on all categories of roads, including hard-top and dirt roads as well as in off-road conditions. Each vehicle has a 10-year producer’s warranty. «Bogdan 6317» is gradually replacing the «Ural-375», «Ural-4320», «ZiL-131» trucks and military versions of «KAMAZ» vehicles, designed yet in 1960-70ies. Besides, production facilities of the majority of soviet military vehicles are located on the territory of the aggressor-state. Thus, it is necessary that only domestic producers supply Ukrainian Army with modern military vehicles. It should be reminded that last year the Armed Forces of Ukraine received more than 200 Bogdan trucks under the state defense order. The «Bogdan 6317» line of trucks has been highly appraised by the military.