Ukraine Wins Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Modernize PAF’s Refueling Jets

Ukrainian company UkrSpecExport has won a multi-million dollar contract to modernize the Ilyushin Il-78 aerial refueling aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

UkrSpecExport is a state-owned arms trading company and a part of the state conglomerate UkrOboronProm.


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According to the official statement issued by UkrOboronProm, the modernization work of PAF’s Ilyushin Il-78 aircraft will be carried out by the Mykolaiv Aircraft Repair Plant in Southern Ukraine.

Initially, 1 Ilyushin Il-78 aircraft will be modernized. If the work turns out as intended, PAF will extend the deal with UkrSpecExport to modernize 2 more Ilyushin Il-78 aircraft, taking the total worth of the deal to over $30 million.


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Director UkrSpecExport, Vadym Nozdrya, has said:

Executing this contract will allow us to provide a full workload for our aircraft repair enterprise and ensure an inflow of foreign currency revenue into Ukraine.