Denis Trifonov, Deputy Director of Foreign Trade Department, LLC Military Industrial Company
‘At exhibition held in Bahrain LLC Military Industrial
Company (VPK), the largest Russian manufacturer of armored wheeled vehicles and
among the largest in the world, in addition to its traditional product which is
armored vehicle Tigr being its brand now also introduced a torque link marsh
buggy. It is the first time such equipment has been shown in this region. We
consider the Near East market to be among the key and very promising ones.
Besides, it has already become quite traditional. The VPK-made equipment is well
known and understood here. Thus they are ready to purchase it.
At BIDEC we showed tropicalized ‘Tigr’ vehicle, so it can be required by Defense
Ministry, National Guard and various law enforcement agencies. As to a torque
link buggy we expect it to find its client at this market since its great road
performance and amphibious capabilities are actually very popular in the Gulf
area including Bahrain.
An advantage of Military Industrial Company over many other armored vehicles
manufacturers is that it strives for ideal combination of mobility and
protection. We develop a vehicle as an integral whole from chassis to armored
body. Our company makes the most components and chassis assemblies by itself.
That is the vehicle is made as an integral whole unlike construction kits
involving components made by outside manufacturers. Thus, our vehicles have no
trade-offs like mobility and protection meanwhile many other manufacturers
reduce protection in favor of mobility and vice versa. Besides, to produce
armored vehicles many manufacturers as a rule use civil chassis which usually
fail to meet all requirements for armored vehicles. It appears that today it is
LLC VPK who guarantees the best combination of mobility and protection with the
highest reliability provided.
Besides, we provide full-scope service maintenance. One of our advantages is
that we do not depend on other suppliers, thus no international political and
economic tensions can disturb us from guaranteeing delivery of equipment, spare
parts and service maintenance conditions.’