Ukraine, Israel to develop cooperation in security and defense

Ukraine, Israel to develop cooperation in security and defense

A memorandum of cooperation between Ukraine's State Concern Ukroboronprom and Elbit Systems Ltd, an Israel-based international company for the development and modernization of various types of weapons, was signed in Israel, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine has reported.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak having got acquainted with advanced defense technologies from Elbit Systems expressed interest in deepening cooperation with the Israeli company.

"As a result of the meeting, the memorandum of cooperation between Ukroboronprom and Elbit Systems Ltd was signed. The document defines further development of joint projects in the following areas: communications, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the Ground and Air Forces, air rescue equipment, radar stations, equipment for port protection, modernization of armored vehicles,” the report says.

The memorandum provides that the implementation of further projects will be carried out using mechanisms for the exchange of technologies and practical experience in the use of new weapons.

During the meeting, the parties also noted that the memorandum was a real breakthrough in the relationship between the defense agencies of the partner countries.

The Ukrainian delegation included the representatives of the National Security and Defense Council, the Defense Ministry, the State Concern Ukroboronprom and the State Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport.

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