Ukraine signs MoU with Pakistan
Ukraine and Pakistan companies have signed a memorandum of cooperation for armoured vehicle maintenance works valued at $600 million, it was announced on 23 November.
According to the document signed by Ukrspecexport and Heavy Industries Taxila, the agreement covers technical support and modernisation of tanks and other armoured vehicles by Ukrainian defence enterprises.
The Pakistan Army operates the Chinese-produced Type 96, Type 85, Type 59 and Type 53 tanks or variants, though 320 units of the Ukrainian T-80 main battle tank are also in service.
Since 1996, the country has also purchased 320 T-80s and deployed Ukrainian specialists in its Pakistani-Chinese joint project of Al-Khalid main battle tank. Ukraine has also developed the engine-transmission compartments based on the 6TD tank engines.
Both countries have agreed to produce joint tank and anti-tank missile systems.
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