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Mikhail Degtyarev: “The first batch of buggy samples has already been assembled by Khabarovsk engineers”

Buggy testing at the training grounds of the Eastern Military District will begin in the near future.  Photo: Government of the Khabarovsk Territory

Buggy testing at the training grounds of the Eastern Military District will begin in the near future. Photo: Government of the Khabarovsk Territory

One of the big tasks facing the Khabarovsk Territory is the timely provision of a fleet of trucks and special equipment with new units that are in demand in various sectors of the regional economy. The Khabarovsk company, which is currently engaged in the production of light tactical all-terrain vehicles or simply buggies, has been contributing to this goal for more than 10 years.

The enterprise in the capital of the Khabarovsk Territory is the only one of its kind in the entire territory of the Far East. On the eve of the site where production is carried out, visited Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Mikhail Degtyarevwho noted the importance of the new direction of the company, which took up the construction of high-passable all-terrain vehicles.

– Today, our main goal is to supply the army, which performs the tasks of a special military operation, set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Therefore, it is here, in the Far East, that a new product is being created for our military. The Khabarovsk company took over the work, whose engineers assembled the first batch of prototypes in just a month and a half, – told Mikhail Degtyarev.

The first tests of the buggy at the training grounds of the Eastern Military District will take place in the near future, after which it will become clear regarding the possible modernization of the design and work on the launch of mass production. Off-road, such a car weighing 350 kilograms will be able to reach a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. When all organizational issues are settled, it is planned to produce up to 20 buggies per month.

In the future, the manufactured all-terrain vehicles will be used by various regional departments: hunting supervision, forest protection, rescue services, and the fisheries committee. The regional government does not stand aside, helping the enterprise to fulfill the assigned national tasks. So, with the support of the region, the company recently became a resident of the Khabarovsk ASEZ.

The head of the region is optimistic about the rapid popularization of the buggy. Residents will have the opportunity to choose a name for the brand from the proposed options.

– We are nominating three options: Erofei, Amur and Tiger Cub. Let’s start voting on the Internet site “Voice 27”, so that it is people who decide what name our all-terrain vehicles will bear, – said Mikhail Degtyarev.

Buggy is far from the only thing that the region can offer for the development of the defense industry. In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the Gagarin Aviation Plant is gaining momentum, where the construction of completely domestic superjets has already started. At the shipyards of the region, work is underway to build crab fishermen, as well as corvettes and small rocket ships. In addition, the only cartridge plant in the Far East, located in Amursk, operates on the territory of the Khabarovsk Territory.

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