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Feb 19, 2013

UVZ & Renault Trucks DEFENSE Agreement

UVZ and Renault Trucks DEFENSE signed a cooperation agreement at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX.

The agreement has been signed by Oleg Sienko, CEO of OJSC «Research and Production Corporation «Uralvagonzavod» and Gérard Amiel, CEO and President of Renault Trucks DEFENSE. Renault Trucks DEFENSE incorporates Acmat and Panhard. It is a world leading tactical transport, wheeled armoured vehicles and power devices for armoured vehicles manufacturer.

While Research and Production Corporation «Uralvagonzavod» is the largest ground heavy equipment manufacturer in Russia and it produces top-level tanks. The agreement was signed as a result of lengthy negotiations between the two companies. Enhanced cooperation within defence industry between Russia and France and the fact that Russian government is open to “mild” cooperation with the western countries, have also contributed to the developments.

The two companies will establish working groups that will bring together specialists of various fields – primarily, engineers of armoured vehicles, industrial marketing specialists, lawyers and specialists for cooperation between companies of different origins.