Turkey, Ukraine to Develop, Build Satellites (excerpt)
(Source: Defense News; published April 12, 2016)
By Burak Ege Bekdil
ANKARA, Turkey --- Turkey and Ukraine have agreed to share technology in order to jointly develop and build satellites, Turkish military officials said.
Turkey’s state-controlled military software company Havelsan and Ukraine’s weapons systems concern Ukroboronprom signed a memorandum of understanding to join forces on satellite technology with a view to joint development and production, the officials said, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
A military official said the memorandum of understanding also involves cooperation to advance aerospace industry work in the future.
“We are pleased to observe that Ukraine is keen to share and develop technology with a NATO member state,” a Turkish procurement official said. “We think we can efficiently cooperate in developing international [NATO] standard systems.”
In February, the two countries, both Russian adversaries, have pledged to build a “strategic” cooperation in the defense industry with a view to co-design, co-develop and co-produce gear. (end of excerpt)
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Ukroboronprom, Turkey Plan Joint Production of Radar Equipment
(Source: Ukraine Today; posted Apr. 11, 2016)
Ukraine's major state-owned arms manufacturer Ukroboronprom and Turkey's Havelsan signed April 8 a memorandum on joint development and production of radar stations, Ukroboronprom's press service reported.
"Ukroboronprom has significant experience in the development of radar equipment. We will combine our efforts with the leading Turkish company and develop a powerful innovative product that will meet international military standards," the press service quoted Ukroboronprom CEO Roman Romanov as saying.
According to Romanov, one of the priorities of the Ukrainian military and industrial complex is to adopt international standards in arms and military equipment production.
"Turkey is a NATO member, therefore, this experience will allow Ukraine to deepen its military cooperation with NATO countries," the press service went on to say.
It is also reported that Ukroboronprom and Havelsan agreed to expand cooperation in the aviation industry.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukroboronprom signed 15 memorandums on cooperation in the defense industry with Indian companies upon results of visiting DefExpo 2016 arms exhibition in India.
According to representatives of Ukroboronprom, Indian companies are interested in developing joint projects in the field of aircraft manufacturing, radar and maritime surveillance systems, modernization of armored vehicles, air defense systems, development of target-seeking devices, as well as joint development of air-to-air missiles.