Ukraine and Turkey implement over 30 joint defence projects
Ukraine and Turkey are going to implement over than 30 joint defence agreements and projects, informs Militarnyi. Over the last four years the number of joint Ukrainian-Turkish projects in defence industry exceeded 30, reports «Ukrinfrom».
The cooperation between the two nations was discussed during the panel discussion dedicated to Ukrainian-Turkish defence cooperation that was held in the framework of SAHA Expo-2021 show in Istanbul. The event was held by İstanbul Defence & Aerospace Cluster Association (SAHA) – Turkey’s largest and Europe’s second largest defence aerospace cluster.
Vadym Nosdria, Director General of SE «Ukrspetsexport» acknowledged that Ukraine and Turkey have similar goals that predict expansion of defence industry capabilities and strengthening their armed forces.
«Our dialogue expands in various domains of defence industry… Ukraine possesses unique experience in defence industry and is ready to offer various products. We are confident that our further cooperation with Turkish defence industry has great prospects and this is just a beginning of a great journey», – says Mr. Nozdria.
Vadym Nozdria also outlined the basic projects Ukraine and Turkey are currently working on and potential areas of further development.
Vasyl Bodnar, Ukrainian Ambassador in Turkey, stated that Turkish defence companies open their representative offices in Ukraine and begin manufacturing in Ukraine.
Ukraine was represented by SE «Ukrspetsexport», «Motor Sich», «FED», «Ivchenko-Progress», «Radioniks», «Defence Technologies» LLC, «Ukraviaprom» association, Kharkiv V. Karazin National University, and Kharkiv National Aviation University
During SAHA Expo-2021 Turkish Baykar defence company ordered АІ-322F and АІ-25TLT jet engines from Ukrainian State Enterprise « Ivchenko-Progress».
In early October 2021 was announced the site for the future Bayraktar UAVs assembly line in Ukraine.
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