Negotiations, held by Ukrainian delegation during one of the world’s largest international expos of land and naval weapons DefExpo 2016 (India), resulted in signing 15 memorandums of cooperation.
In particular, UOP signed the Memorandum with the company Reliance Defence Limited on joint development of multipurpose military transport aircraft "AN" on the needs of the Indian Air Force and for civilian purposes and finalized the agreement on long-term cooperation to supply gas turbines, produced by UKROBORONPROM enterprise Gas Turbine Research And Production Complex “Zorya-Mashproekt,” on their further installation on Indian naval forces equipment.
In general, Ukrainian delegation held 8 successful talks with the Defence Minister of India and Supreme command of the Indian Armed Forces and more than 30 leading Indian manufacturing companies of military and special purpose products. Among them: Reliance Defence Limited, Tata Power Company Limited, Punj Lloyd, Larsen Turbo.
Ukrainian delegation took into account the fact that India adopted a national defense procurement program 2016, according to which preference will be given to procurement of products, produced with the participation of Indian companies. Therefore, "SpetsTehnoEksport" prepared a number of projects for joint implementation with Indian partners. Most Indian partners are interested in joint projects in the field of aeronautics, production of radar systems and maritime surveillance, maritime and modernization of armored vehicles, air defense systems, aircraft, development of homing heads, and joint development of air-to-air missiles.
"This year’s participation in DefExpo 2016 was the most successful for Ukraine. We have started a new round of cooperation with this country. This will provide Ukrainian enterprises with new orders, financing of new development and joint production facilities. We are pleased that our successful team work and preparation for talks with the leading manufacturers and customers of military and dual-use products yielded the results, "- said Pavlo Barbul, Director of the SE " SpetsTehnoEksport. "
The members of Ukrainian delegation also reviewed a number of developments, required by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other state security forces.
During DefExpo 2016 Ukraine is represented by the leading UKROBORONPROM special exporter the SE "Spetstehnoeksport." Ukrainian side was represented by tThe First Deputy Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskyy, UKROBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov and director of the SE "Spetstehnoeksport" Paul Barbul.
The companies from the US, France, Israel and other countries represented their latest developments during the expo. Ukraine represented more than 40 products, developed and manufactured by Ukrainian enterprises: Armored plants of Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Lviv, Design Bureau "Luch", SE "Antonov," Joint-Stock Holding Company "Artem," Gas Turbine Research and Production Complex “Zorya-Mashproekt” etc.
DefExpo-2016 is the largest exhibition of military equipment and weapons in South and Southeast Asia, and is crucial for the development of military-technical cooperation in the region in the coming years. India is one of the world’s largest importers of military products and is now interested in developing its program "Make in India". Ukraine’s participation in this program allows creating joint production facilities with Indian companies in both countries.