KYIV (QHA) - Ukrspecexport government-operated enterprise and the Croatian Defense Ministry have signed a contract on repairs and modernization of MiG-21 aircraft for the tactical air defense of the Air Force of the Republic of Croatia. Ukrspecexport has won relevant tender in June 2013.
Ukrspecexport's press service told an Interfax-Ukraine reporter that the document was signed by Ukrspecexport Director General Dmytro Perehudov and Croatian Defense Minister Ante Kotromanovic in Zagreb on Monday.
According to the contract, the Ukrainian side with repair Croatia's seven MiG-21 aircrafts by the middle of 2014. The contractor will be Odesa Aircraft Repair Plant Odesaviaremservis, which is a part of Ukroboronprom Concern.
In addition, the Croatian Defense Ministry will buy another five refurbished MiG-21 from Ukrspecexport, which belong to Odesaviaremservis, Ukrspecexport said.
According to open foreign sources, the contract is worth 80 million kuna ($13.7 million, or EUR 10.5 million), which will be provided from the state budget of Croatia in 2013.
This is the second Croatian arms tender, which has been won by Ukraine since the beginning of the year. In May, the Defense Ministry of Croatia chose Ukraine for repairing six Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters.
QHA