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Azerbaijan, Ukraine eye production of anti-tank missile systems

29 September 2016 13:00 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan, Ukraine eye production of anti-tank missile systems

By Rashid Shirinov

Ukraine and Azerbaijan have discussed possibility of manufacturing anti-missile systems at the Azerbaijani enterprises, the press service of the company UkrSpecExport reported on September 28.

The Ukrainian delegation is currently in Azerbaijan, where the company’s delegates attend the international defense industry exhibition ADEX 2016.

“General Director of UkrSpetsExport Pavel Bukin has held a number of official talks with the Azerbaijani leadership,” the press service stated.

In particular, he discussed with Deputy Minister of Azerbaijan Defense Industry Tofig Rafiyev issues of joint production of ATM (anti-tank missiles) and guided missiles at the enterprises of Azerbaijan.

In addition, the parties considered the possibility of Ukrainian enterprises’ supply of equipment for serving the Azerbaijani armored vehicles. The sides also discussed future bilateral cooperation.

UkrSpecExport is an authorized state-owned intermediary company, which is engaged in foreign economic activities for export and import of military and special-purpose products and services.

The 2nd Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition ADEX 2016 opened at the Baku Expo Center on September 27 and will last till September 30. Although ADEX is being held for only the second time, it has already become the largest exhibition in the region.

This year, ADEX is attended by 216 companies from 34 countries, and 29 delegations from 21 states. The geographical spread of the participants has expanded to such countries as Croatia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Montenegro.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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