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Ukraine buys more Turkish radios

20th October 2017 - 16:34 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Ukraine has boosted its cooperation with Turkish industry for the supply of tactical communications equipment, with the country's land forces contracting electronic specialists Aselsan for additional radios.

A follow-on contract from a previous deal was placed in early October valued at $43.6 million, with deliveries expected to be complete in 2018. 

The equipment covered in the contract comprises an undisclosed quantity of PRS/VRS-9661 VHF/UHF software defined radios (SDR). 

These NATO-standard radios have been selected by the Ukrainian military for their long range communication capability, as well as secure encryption and jam-resistant features. 

The PRS/VRS-9661 series is offered in three different

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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