21.02.2013 — News
The Uralvagonzavod research and production company, OJSC has entered into a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks Defense. The document was signed at the IDEX-2013 International Defense Exhibition, which opened in Abu Dhabi on February 17.
The two parties intend to develop and produce specialized equipment.
The corporation’s press office told RusBusinessNews that the French company manufactures a wide range of tactical vehicles, wheeled armored vehicles, and power trains for armored vehicles that are well known internationally. Uralvagonzavod already builds one of the best tanks in the world and intends to use the French company to help expand its presence on the market for armored vehicles.
The agreement, which was signed after lengthy negotiations, will create a working group of design engineers and managers who will determine the best areas in which to collaborate. This Russian-French partnership in the defense industry resulted from the Russian government’s new tactic of “moderating” cooperation with the West.