President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a conversation with representatives of the British defense company BAE Systems, which is engaged in the production of Challenger tanks and M777 howitzers. This was reported by the president Facebook.
The conversation was about establishing the production of machines directly in Ukraine.
"We discussed the localization of production in Ukraine. We agreed to start work on the opening of the BAE Systems office in Ukraine, and later on the repair and production facilities of the company's products," the president said.
He stated that Ukraine is ready to become a major regional hub for the repair and production of various types of products of the BAE Systems company and is interested in more global relations than those that exist now.
BAE Systems — the largest defense company of Great Britain, which is engaged in development in the field of weapons, information security, aerospace. The company produces Eurofighter Typhoon, SEPECAT Jaguar, McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II and Panavia Tornado fighters. It also produces Challenger 2 tanks, CV90 and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, Archer and M777 self-propelled guns. The countries of the West have committed to transfer or have already transferred these types of weapons to Ukraine.
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