Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Slovakia to receive new Russian Tigr 4×4 armored vehicles

Russia’s Military Industrial Company (VPK) has delivered to Slovakia a batch of Tigr armored vehicles, Director General Alexander Krasovitsky said in an interview with TASS on Friday.

“I can say that the Tigr police vehicles were delivered to Slovakia,” Krasovitsky said. A batch of these multipurpose infantry mobility vehicles was also supplied this year to the structures of Russia’s Interior Ministry, he added.

The other customers do not want to be named, Krasovitsky said.


“There are some tools thanks to which we send our vehicles to other countries, and they use them under their brands installing various armament on the Tigr vehicles,” he said.

Early Russian Tigr special armoured vehicle makes debut in Slovakia at Tank Days in Slovakia. The Tank Days in Laugaricio – a festival of history and military hardware enthusiasts, which has become a tradition – took place about 100 km from Bratislava in 1 and 2 June.

Also Military Industrial Company (VPK LLC) took part in the Defence Exhibition Bratislava (IDEB 2016) from 10 to 12 May in cooperation with its Slovak partner Corvus Slovakia s.r.o. and displayed a full-scale example of the SBM VPK-233136 Tigr armoured car.

The  Tigr is a 4×4 multi-role, all-terrain light armoured vehicle manufactured by Military Industrial Company (BMK), a part of GAZ Group. The vehicle is primarily operated by Russian Defence Ministry and Ministry of the Interior forces.

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