Ukraine wins tender to repair Croatian MiG-21 fighters
Ukrspecexport state enterprise has won a tender for repairs and modernization of MiG-21 aircraft for the tactical air defense of the Air Force of the Republic of Croatia.
The Croatian Defense Ministry announced this in early June, Interfax-Ukraine learned at the state company on Tuesday.
Ukraine will repair seven Croatian MiG-21 fighters. The contractor will be Odesa Aircraft Repair Plant Odesaviaremservis, which is a part of Ukroboronprom Concern. The duration of works will be determined by the customer.
In addition, the Croatian Defense Ministry will buy another five refurbished MiG-21 from Ukrspecexport, which belong to Odesaviaremservis, Ukrspecexport said.
"Ukraine won the tender because its proposal fully met the terms of the Croatian side, in particular, the financial plans of the Defense Ministry," the agency's interlocutor said adding that another participant of the tender was Romania.
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. In addition to Ukraine, aircraft repair companies of Russia, Belarus and the Czech Republic took part in the tender.