Ukraine signed the contract on production and delivery of tanks and armored machinery in Iraq. Total amount of the transaction - $2,4 billion
From the Ukrainian party documents were signed by the state company which is engaged in export and import of production and services of a military and special purpose, - "Ukrspetseksport". In the company on the transaction don't make comments, referring to confidentiality of information. However, as it became known, will serve the contract affiliated structure of "Ukrspetseksport" - state enterprise "Progress" which in 1990-x executed years the previous most large contract of the Ukrainian armorers - delivery of 320 tanks T - 80UD to Pakistan.
The Iraq contract will allow to provide employment first of all to such enterprises, as the Kharkov design office of mechanical engineering of a name of Morozov and state enterprise "Plant of a Name of Malyshev". Also under the contract capacities of producers of electronics and high-precision mechanical engineering will be involved.
Experts note that in a choice Iraq Ukrainian military equipment not the last role was played by a position of Washington which actually controls the policy pursued by the authorities of this country.
About that the USA lobby deliveries of military equipment to Iraq, one more contract which this year was signed between the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturers and Iraq voyenno - air forces testifies. As it was reported, the Kiev plant "Aviant" secured the order for delivery 6 voyenno - transport planes of An-32 for voyenno - air forces of Iraq. The total cost of the contract made more than $80 million
Delivery as tanks, and planes will be financed at the expense of the funds allocated by the U.S. Government within modernization of army of Iraq. In total States allocated for this program of $3 billion. From them $2,48 billion will get to Ukraine. These are about 85% of total amount.
Analysts are sure that the favor of America to our country isn't casual. "On Monday in Washington there were representatives of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine who signed the memorandum with U.S. State Department. This document says that America will participate in elimination of the Ukrainian missile systems "R-300" ("Skad").It isn't excluded that these two events - delivery of tanks to Iraq and memorandum signing - are interconnected", - the military expert Alexander Manachinsky believes.