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Ukraine and UAE to Increase Defence Cooperation

Ukroboronprom Atul Chandra - : Feb 25, 2021 - : 3:00 am

Ukroboronprom is looking to increase its defence cooperation with UAE based firms and its first contract at the IDEX 2021 was inked with EDGE Group for the supply of Ukrainian products.

The strategic Ukrainian manufacturer of armaments and military equipment is keen on expanding cooperation in the field of radar equipment and modernization with Middle Eastern partners.

During the show, Ukroboronprom CEO Yuri Gusev met with the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. H.E Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, where several joint projects were discussed and priority areas for future cooperation identified.

“In the near future we will intensify bilateral military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE,” Gusev stated.

Ukrainian delegations have arrived at several preliminary agreements with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan at the ongoing show, related to high-precision weapons, unmanned platforms, space technology, aircraft engine repair, etc.

Ukroboronprom also inked a contract worth US$85.6 million to repair Pakistan’s T-80UD tank fleet. The new contract is Ukroboronprom’s first for the year.

“Our armored businesses constantly update their production capacity and improve technology that provides high-quality works and products , said Ukroboronprom CEO Yuri Gusev.

“We also discussed with the Pakistani side of new orders for delivery in the country Engine 6 TD1 and 6 TD2.”

The Ukrainian delegation also held talks with representatives of the delegations of Uzbekistan, Brazil and Jordan.

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