Ukraine into the arms trade is expected to increase significantly the sixth largest arms exporter
Ukraine signed in 2009 a large military contract hit a record high, including: improvements to upgrade India An -32 transport aircraft. The picture shows the Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft modified aerial bombs
KIEV, Feb. 28 (Xinhua reporters Wang Quan) the latest edition of Ukraine “Mirror Weekly” quoted Wu Department of Industrial Policy Department of the defense industry statistics reported Although the global economic crisis impact on Ukraine’s economy greatly, but the country’s military industrial complex situation has improved, the country’s military production in 2009 increased by 58% over the previous year.
statistics show that last year the fastest growing areas of black military aviation industry were up 77%, 71% growth in shipbuilding, weapons and other military products increased 16%.
reported that Ukraine signed in 2009 a large military contract hit a record high, including: improvements to upgrade security for India -32 transport aircraft, the contract amounted to $ 400 million; exports to Iraq six security – 32 type of military transport aircraft, total about $ 100 million contract; to sell 420 Thailand BTR-4-type new armored personnel carriers, a total of $ 46 million contract so.
In addition, the Ukraine gas turbine manufacturing company with the Indian Navy signed a heavy-duty gas turbine supply contracts will be used to transform the Russian-made frigates for India before India and the P15A and P15B-made destroyer; Wu also signed with the Indian military transport aircraft for the safety of AI-20 -32 5-series engine supply contract, which amounted to approximately $ 110 million.
Experts believe that these large contracts will guarantee Ukraine in the next two to three years, exports of military products, there was a substantial increase, and may become the world’s sixth largest arms exporter.