SFTE “Spetstechnoexport” took part in the annual exhibition XII International Trade Fair ARMS AND SECURITY 2015, at which the achievements of Ukrainian and foreign defence – industrial sector are exhibited.
During the exhibition SFTE “Spetstechnoexport” demonstrated a series of models of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of Ukrainian production among which are:
- UAV FURY A-1, designed by Kyiv enterprise “Athlon Avia”,
- battle field UAV "PATRIOT RV010" produced by company “EyeTech”,
- UAV "Observer-S" manufactured by company “Def C”,
- UAV "COLUMBA" and "SPARROW" made by company “SpaiTech”.
Besides this at XII International Trade Fair ARMS AND SECURITY 2015 SFTE “Spetstechnoexport” managed to achieve several strategically important arrangements with leading international companies in defence – industrial sector.
Accordingly the management of SC “Ukroboronprom” and the representatives of "Textron Systems" (USA) carried out the coordination of programme beginning for modernization and armouring of HMMWV vehicles, several hundreds of which were handed over to the Ukrainian army. The conception of the present programme stipulates the creation of so-called SCTV (survival combat tactical vehicle). It is planned that modernized HMMWV vehicles in protection level will correspond to well-known vehicles of MRAP class, and their armouring will manage to protect the crew from 12,7 caliber bullets. The first vehicles are planned to be produced in the USA with parallel training of Ukrainian specialists. After that the modernization will be carried out at the enterprises of SC “Ukroboronprom”.
Additionally there was a presentation of products, manufactured by company "Selex ES" (Italy), which is a part of Finmechanica Group (Italy) and is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers and sellers of military equipment (9th place in the world rank). During the presentation of Finmechanica products (Sage, Bright Cloud, Seer, and DIRCM Miysis) the possilibility of their installation and integration into the aircraft of Ukrainian airforce was discussed.
Several modern solution fo Army were presented such as acoustic weapon locating system HALO, surveillance platform Observer (the system was for the first time exhibited at DSEI 2015 exhibition in London), a range of radiocommunication equipment, radio-electronic counteraction and interception equipment etc. During the meeting with the management of SC “Ukroboronprom” the possibilities to produce "Selex ES" products in Ukraine in cooperation with Ukrainian enterprises was discussed. Also the conditions of collaboration memorandum with the representatives of company "Selex ES" were approved.
During the exhibition SFTE “Spetstechnoexport” signed the association agreement with the producer of armoured trucks "Inkas" (Canada) in the following segments:
- creation on the basis of armoured trucks "Inkas" battle field evacution and medical vehicles;
- cooperative modernization of armored personnel carriers BTR-60 and BRT-70 type with implementation of modern western equipment and technologies.
At the meeting with the representatives of company "Flir Systems" (USA, Sweden) – world leader in manufacturing of thermal imagers, SFTE “Spetstechnoexport” managed to agree the strategic trends of collaboration, one of which is the equipping of Ukrainian aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles with Flir-produced optics. The sides discussed the aspects of participation in modernization of armoured trucks, which are used by Ukrainian army and the prospects of individual thermal imagers’ supply for the needs of Ukrainian military. SFTE “Spetstechnoexport” signed with "Flir Systems" the memorandum for cooperation in the above spheres.
Also at the exhibition the world – known Turkish company "Aselsan" participated, which is a leader in the spheres of communication, electronics and optronics, guidance and control systems. The concent with the management of SC “Ukroboronprom” was reached concerning the joint modernization of Ukrainian armoured vehicles, such as their upgrade with modern electro-optical equipment of "Aselsan" production.
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