India Signs Contract for Ukrainian Anti-Aircraft Artillery | Defense | RIA Novosti MOSCOW, February 10 (RIA Novosti) â€“ An Indian company has signed a contract with a Ukraine weapons exporter to buy up to 138 anti-aircraft vehicles, the Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom said on its website Monday. According to the statement, one anti-aircraft gun and one command vehicle will be sent to Indiaâ€™s Larsen & Toubro for evaluation, and the company will then have the right to purchase up to 138 of the systems under the contract. The vehicles, which were not named, would be produced by three Ukrainian firms, according to the statement. Ukraine has earlier produced an upgraded version of the Soviet Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, which can engage low-flying targets with radar-guided rapid-fire cannons. The ZSU-23-4 Shilka, which resembles a tank with four short cannons in place of a long gun, has seen combat in numerous conflicts, including in the Soviet war in Afghanistan and the ongoing civil war in Syria, where it has been used in an improvised fashion against elevated ground targets. SFTE SPECTECHNOEXPORT SIGNED THE CONTRACT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEM IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE TENDER OF MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF INDIA The representatives of SFTE Spectechnoexport and the State Corporation Larsen&Toubro ltd. (India) signed the contact for development of air defense missile system within the tender for supply of 138 ADMS for the Ministry of Defense of this country. It was informed by Andriy Stefanyshyn, 1st Deputy Director General of the State Concern â€œUkroboronpromâ€. The Indian Corporation is a recipient of tender documentation and has got the right to participate in the tender. One fire machine and one command machine should be shipped to India. The command machine will by manufactured by the Kharkiv Automobile Plant, fire machine â€“ by the State Kyiv Design Bureau â€œLuchâ€, the gun â€“ by Design Bureau â€œArtillery Armamentâ€ member enterprises of the Ukroboronprom. Upon successful testing, the equipment will be supplied to the Ministry of Defense of India.