Ukraine and Turkey signed an agreement to begin comprehensive defence industrial co-operation, the Ukrainian state-owned defence company Ukroboronprom announced on 17 April.

According to Ukroboronprom, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed during a visit by a Ukrainian delegation to Turkey in early April and covers potential collaboration in the fields of aviation, armoured vehicle production, and space.

Under the agreement, Ukraine’s rocket, space, and defence companies will be able to participate in joint projects with Turkish industry, with Turkey proposing a future framework agreement with Ukroboronprom and the Ukrainian government’s space agency. […]