India-Ukraine set to sign strategic partnership

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    India-Ukraine set to sign strategic partnership : North, News - India Today
    India and Ukraine are to sign a strategic partnership duringthe four-day state visit of President Viktor Yanukovych beginning on Sunday.
    Senior defence officials told India Today that the strategic partnership would enhance military cooperation between the two countries particularly in the field joint ventures.
    "Ukraine also provides an attractive alternative to Russia as an arms supplier," a defence official said. President Yanukovych will be accompanied by a sizeable defence delegation.
    On the anvil are deals for the sale of the formidable 'Kolchuga' electronic support measure system used to detect and track stealth warplanes, the R-77 missile and collaborations in aerospace projects. Both countries are also expected to sign deals on trade and nuclear safety related issues.
    For years, India and Ukraine had frosty relations following Russian sensitivities and also for the fact that Ukraine emerged as a major supplier of main battle tanks to Pakistan.
    The ice was broken in 2009 when Ukraine and India signeda $400 million deal to upgradethe Indian Air Force's fleet of 105 Soviet-era An-32 light transport aircraft.
    A total of 25 upgraded aircrafthave been handed over so far. The deal calls for the modernization of 40 An-32s inUkraine and the remainder in Kanpur.
    Ukraine inherited a legacy of Soviet-era military industrial complex. The 'Zorya' gas turbines that power Delhi class naval warships are produced in Ukraine.
    Interestingly, both aircraft carriers, India's Vikramaditya(ex-Admiral Gorshkov) and China's Liaoning(ex-Varyag) were built in Ukraine's Nikolayev shipyard.
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    Great News if we are buying the Kolchuga radar :)
     
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    good one there by saint antony and his goi orchestra
     
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    Kolchuga passive sensor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Kolchuga (Кольчуга chain mail shirt ) passive sensor is an ESM system developed in Ukraine . Its detection range is limited by line-of-sight but may be up to800 km (500 mi) for very high altitude, very powerful emitters. Frequently referred to as Kolchuga Radar , the system is not really a radar , but an ESM system comprising three or four receivers , deployed tens of kilometres apart, which detect and track aircraft by triangulation and multilateration of their RF emissions.
     

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