Mexico Buys Russian Lorries
Category: Defence Industry
Mexico has bought a batch of Russian-made Ural lorries. The contract concluded between the Mexican Department of the Navy and the Russian Rosoboronexport State-owned Foreign Trade Company, envisages supply of 22 vehicles in 2005.
The contract in question resulted from the fact that Mexico had already received vehicles produced by the Uralskiy Motor-car Plant and was satisfied with the results of its service.
More than 50 6x6 Ural-series lorries are used in Mexico starting from June 2004. Experts from the UralAZ Motor-car Plant provide training for Mexican drivers, informing them about the peculiarities of operation and maintenance of the new vehicles.
At the present time, the sides are considering the possibilities of establishing Ural-series vehicle assembly lines in Mexico, as not only the military, but also some civil establishments and private entrepreneurs seem to be interested in the vehicles.
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