UTS is planning to offer the design in a forthcoming tender for new metro trains, which is due to be launched next month. Moscow Metro intends to order up to 3000 new metro cars by 2020 to replace life-expired vehicles and provide additional capacity for the expansion of the network.

UTS will be competing with Siemens and local partner Russian Machines, who unveiled their mock-up at the Expo 1520 exhibition in Shcherbinka last September.