UKROBORONPROM SE"Antonov" signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for development and production of various modifications of UAVs, including combat UAVs, for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. New agreements were signed with the participation of Secretary of the Council for National Defense and Security of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, within the framework of the 13th International Exhibition of Military Equipment "IDEF-2017" (Istanbul).

"Ukrainian army needs UAVs. The SC "UkrOboronProm" is building its own competence in this direction, cooperating with world companies in order to provide Ukrainian troops with everything necessary", – said UOP Deputy Director General for Aircraft Industry and Operations Volodymyr Korobov, commenting on the Memorandum signing.

Currently, State Enterprise “Antonov” – in cooperation with the leading enterprises of Ukraine – is already working on unmanned aircraft multifunctional complex “Gorlytsa”. This will be the first domestic unmanned aircraft complex, able to carry armament.

TAI is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. The company has a modern aircraft facility, equipped with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities ranging from parts manufacturing to aircraft assembly, flight tests and delivery to the end user.