UkrOboronProm agreed to convete a joint working group on defence cooperation between Ukraine and India
In the framework of participation of the State Concern "Ukroboronprom" (UOP) at "AeroIndia-2017," UOP representatives and top military echelon of the host country agreed to convene a joint working group on defense cooperation between Ukraine and India in the nearest time. The objective of this group is to accelerate implementation of a number of defense projects in the field of aviation and armored vehicles, ABM defense and WO, technical support for naval forces.
During the first two days of the exhibition, substantive talks with Defense Minister of India, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State for Defense Industry, Chief of Naval Operations and Air Force Command of India were held.
Special attention was paid to the following projects: new civil and military transport aircraft development on the base of “Antonov” aircraft, production localization of Ukrainian tactic UAVs in India and accelerating of the further modernization of the Indian fleet of AN-32. The last five of 40 AN-32 aircraft - modernized in Ukraine - were transferred by "SpetsTechnoExport" to India in 2015.
Participation of Indian companies in high-priority import substitution projects - actively implemented by the SC "Ukroboronprom -" was also discussed in the framework of the program «Make in India».