Ukrainian AutoKrAZ has signed a three-year contract with American firm US21 Inc., for the supply of KrAZ heavy-duty vehicles and spares for the needs of the United States Army Contracting Command (ACC).
The fleet will consist of vehicles with 4x4 wheel formula including on-board and non-board cars as well as tankers for transporting water and fuel, AutoKrAZ announced in a statement May 19.
The value of the contract is not officially mentioned but various media said it was in the region of $50 Million.
The agreement has been assigned by US21 Inc. (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) which regularly supplies the Government, the Department of Defense and other US government agencies.
"We are extremely proud that we are able to contribute to the development of the US Army's international security program with our products," the company added.
The contract is seen as a form of economic support to Ukraine from the United States. Kiev has been asking for increased military aid from American to ward off an aggressive Russia. However, Washington is reluctant to extend aid beyond a point and wants Ukraine to be able to pay it arms purchase.