After checking all upgraded products, Major General Ha Tuan Quan highly appreciated the Military Institute of Mechanical Engineering’s efforts in changing technical functions and interiors of different kinds of vehicles, including armored ambulances, armored personnel carriers, vacuum trucks, and petroleum tank trailers, among others.

Several upgraded vehicles for the Engineering Company joining U.N. peacekeeping operations

According to Senior Colonel Tran Huu Ly, Head of the Military Institute of Mechanical Engineering, after receiving vehicles and equipment from the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the unit started the conversion of their features in accordance with the approved designs. All converted vehicles and equipment have been assessed to meet technical requirements by grass-roots assessment council.

He added that after these products are checked and approved by higher levels, the Military Institute of Mechanical Engineering will continue working on remaining vehicles and equipment. The project is scheduled to be completed before December prior to being submitted to higher levels for approval. 

Major General Ha Tuan Quan speaks at the working session with the Military Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

Established in 1974, the Military Institute of Mechanical Engineering is tasked with studying and applying science and technology to designing, upgrading and modernizing military vehicles and manufacturing specialized materials. Over the past time, as a leading research agency on military vehicles, the institute has actively applied new ideas in science and technology to ensure well-functioning vehicles and technical equipment for units in the whole military. In the first seven months of 2021 alone, the unit conducted 21 projects at all levels.

Reportedly, apart from shifting the usability of vehicles for the engineering force participating in U.N. peacekeeping operations, the Military Institute of Mechanical Engineering has cooperated with other units to convert military vehicles for COVID-19 prevention and control missions.

Translated by Tran Hoai