M113 tested LUCH anti-aircraft missile at an angle of 15 degrees

KYIV, ($1=27.21 Ukrainian Hryvnia) – Luch Design Bureau conducted successful tests by firing from the anti-tank complex installed on the famous armored personnel carrier M113, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, referring to Defense Express.

M113 tested LUCH anti-aircraft missile at an angle of 15 degrees
Photo credit: Defence-Blog

Luch Design Bureau [LDB] successfully conducted test launches of guided missiles from the anti-tank complex of its production by the M113 tracked armored personnel carrier as part of a demonstration of weapons to an unnamed foreign client.

According to a source in the LDB, the demonstration was held at a military training ground in South Asia for one of the potential buyers of Ukrainian ATGM.

According to a representative of the state company, the tests for combat shooting were conducted from the M113 platform at an angle of 15 degrees. The time of the tests and the probable client were not specified, but it was noted that all targets were successfully destroyed, and the potential client was satisfied with the accuracy of the Ukrainian missiles.

It should be added that the M113 armored personnel carrier is a very common platform, which is in service in more than fifty countries. Potential customers who may be interested in building a self-propelled ATGM based on their M113 with KB Luch complexes [among Asia and the Middle East] may include countries such as Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Bahrain.

M113 tested LUCH anti-aircraft missile at an angle of 15 degrees
Photo credit: Defence Express

These countries have a fairly large fleet of American armored personnel carriers, and almost all of them have either already purchased Ukrainian ATGMs [such as Saudi Arabia) or are potential large customers [such as Pakistan].

It is also worth recalling that for more than a year now, Luch has been participating in a major tender for the supply of anti-tank systems to the Pakistani army with its Scythian complex [export version of the Stunna-P anti-tank missile system]. At the same time, the Ukrainian complex is considered a favorite.


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