The Ukrainian Armed Forces will overhaul their aircraft fleet. By the end of the year, the military will have received 28 aircraft, three helicopters and 43 engines costing UAH 426mn (around $ 32mn), the press service of the Defence Ministry has told the Interfax-Ukraine news agency said at 15:38 Kyiv tijme.
“The Defence Ministry has already taken delivery of eight aircraft and 13 aircraft engines from the aviation repair plants,” the ministry said.
There are also plans to receive another 20 aircraft (17 warplanes and three helicopters) by the end of 2014 as well as 30 aircraft engines.
The overall price of the order for repair of the aircraft is UAH 426.08mn.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces are also getting precision weapons, automated command and control systems and communications systems, Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey has said, Interfax-Ukraine reported today at 17:07 Kyiv time.
“In the near future we need to re-equip our Armed Forces,” Heletey told journalists while visiting defence enterprises in Zaporizhzhia. “We have already purchased a lot of precision weapons and the equipment we did not have before, including automated command and control systems, communications systems and many other things we lacked before.”