US Company Textron will upgraded Humvee tactical vehicle for Ukrainian army 12409152

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US Company Textron will upgraded Humvee tactical vehicle for Ukrainian army.
Ukrainian state-run defense company Ukroboronprom said on Monday, September 21, 2015, it had agreed a joint venture with U.S. defense group Textron Inc to upgrade military vehicles for Ukraine's army. Under the deal, Textron Inc will upgrade Ukraine's Humvee vehicles with high-protection armor, Ukroboronprom said in a statement.
     
Ukrainian state-run defense company Ukroboronprom said on Monday, September 21, 2015, it had agreed a joint venture with U.S. defense group Textron Inc to upgrade military vehicles for Ukraine's army. Under the deal, Textron Inc will upgrade Ukraine's Humvee vehicles with high-protection armor, Ukroboronprom said in a statement. First Humvee tactical vehicles delivered to the Ukrainian army in March 2015.
     

While the U.S. government has agreed to give Ukraine equipment such as radar, and training, this is the first sale of military hardware by a U.S. company, industry sources said.

The company gave no financial details of the deal.

The United States gave Ukraine 30 Humvees earlier this year. In total, the US plans to send 200 regular Humvees, radios, counter-mortar radars and other non-lethal equipment worth $75 million.

In March 2015, The US House of Representatives voted 348-48 in favour of putting pressure on Obama to ship “lethal defensive weapon systems” to help Kiev forces defend against Russian “aggression”.

Ukraine has been pushing Western nations to supply it with weapons but so far countries like France and the United States say they will only supply non-lethal equipment.

The venture will be a boost for Ukroboronprom which was forced to cut exports to Russia, a major customer, following the outbreak of conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
 

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