SpetsTechnoExport managed and held a meetings of the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security and Defense Serhiy Pashynsky with the President of the Israeli defense company Elbit Systems Bezhalel Machlis, as well as with the departments heads of this company.
Several presentations of latest decisions by the Israeli defense industry in the field of automated control systems of troops, modern means of radio communication and modernization of various types of aviation were held and discussed.
The advantage of cooperation with such high-tech giants as Elbit Systems is the ability to develop joint defense projects, using the experience of Ukraine and Israel in the field of state security, obtained under real war conditions. Such a format of cooperation will allow providing the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the latest military equipment.
The above mentioned meetings were preceded by the visit of the President of Ukraine and the Defense Minister of Ukraine to the state of Israel in January 2019 and their talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At the same time, the SpetsTechnoExport leadership held a number of negotiations with the colleagues from Elbit Systems to determine the priority areas of cooperation. As a result of bilateral consultations, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the State Concern “Ukroboronprom" and Elbit Systems.
Recall that Elbit Systems is the Israel's largest high-tech privately owned company engaged in the implementation of defense programs around the world, developing and supplying a wide range of airborne, land and naval systems and products for defense and national security. Since 2018, the State owned corporation “Israel Military Industries” has been a part of the private company Elbit Systems.
The State of Israel ranks eighth in the ranking of world exporters of military and dual-use products. According to SIPRI, in 2018 its share in the world market of armaments and equipment has been 2.9%.
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