UAE and Ukraine have signed an agreement for cooperation in the production of precision-guided weapons for the Emirati Armed Forces and the delivery of Antonov transport aircraft to the UAE Air Force
The agreement, signed earlier this month during a visit of an Emirati defence delegation to Ukraine also includes the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and anti-UAV systems besides and the joint production of electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment, State Enterprise “Ukrinmash” said in a press release.
The purpose of the visit was also cooperation between the States in military-technical sphere and exploring of the new prospective areas of collaboration.
Ukraine is also seeking to utilize more overseas partnerships as a means to drive the modernization of its armed forces and defence industry. Kiev has tasked the Ukrainian defence industry to develop and produce new weapon systems, including (among others) cruise missiles, UAVs and modern artillery.
UkroBoronProm is currently working with Saudi Arabia to jointly develop and produce the Antonov An-132D special mission aircraft platform.