Ukraine wins contract to repair Pakistan’s aerial refueling tankers

By Illia Ponomarenko. Published June 4 at 7:02 pm

A Ilyushin Il-78 aerial tanker of the Pakistani Air Force is pictured at an airfield on June 1, 2011.Photo by Václav Paluzga

UkrSpetsExport, an arms trade company affiliated with Ukraine’s state-run defense production giant UkrOboronProm, has won a contract to repair the Pakistani Air Force’s Ilyushin Il-78 aerial refueling aircraft.

The work is to be carried out by the Mykolaiv Aircraft Repair Plant, located in southern Ukraine, according to an UkrOboronProm statement published on June 4.


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