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Ukraine to upgrade Pakistani tanks

9th December 2016 - 08:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Pakistan and Ukraine for the upgrade and support of Pakistan’s Main Battle Tank (MBT).

Ukraine’s state-owned company Ukrspecexport reported that it has signed the MoU with Pakistan’s state company Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) at the IDEAS 2016 defence exhibition in Karachi.

Valued at up to $600 million if this is converted into a firm contract or a series of contracts, it will be the biggest deal for Ukraine’s defence industry in recent years. 

The Ukrainian and Pakistani officials involved in the preparation and signature of the MoU remained tight lipped on the

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Alexander Mladenov

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

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