Babcock International Group Signs Agreement To Support Ukrainian Naval Capabilities Enhancement Programme
Babcock Worldwide Group (Babcock) has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) in Odesa with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the UK Authorities. Reflecting Babcock’s intensive naval expertise and capabilities, the Group has been chosen to steer within the supply of the scope of the broad ranging Ukrainian Naval Capabilities Enhancement Programme (UNCEP). Constructing on the settlement signed in October 2020, the 2 nations will now push ahead a significant programme of Ukrainian naval tasks, with Babcock as their designated prime industrial companion. The programme consists of the enhancement of capabilities on present naval platforms, the supply of recent platforms, together with quick assault missile craft, a contemporary frigate functionality, shipborne armaments and the coaching of naval personnel.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence mentioned:”Ukraine and the UK are good associates and allies. Right this moment’s Memorandum offers a brand new impetus to our co-operation in naval business and can facilitate additional improvement of the Ukrainian Navy. We respect the British help and worth your expertise.”
UK Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin mentioned:”The UK and Ukraine have an in depth defence relationship, and we proceed to strengthen this partnership to assist deter shared threats. I’m delighted that British and Ukrainian business will work collectively on these tasks, which can present world-leading capabilities and supply alternatives for each our nations to spice up our shipbuilding enterprises.”
Babcock CEO David Lockwood mentioned:”We’re very proud to help Ukraine with their Naval Capabilities Enhancement Programme.This marks the start of a brand new worldwide relationship for Babcock, bringing collectively our new ship functionality, our infrastructure and help functionality and our new sturdy relationship with the UK Authorities. I do know that we are able to convey our collective expertise and information collectively to attain some actually nice issues. Our strengthened relationship with the UK Authorities has been instrumental in underpinning this important settlement which is supported by UK Export finance and we proceed to work with them on a variety of worldwide alternatives.”
It additionally entails working collectively to regenerate Ukrainian shipyards by creating, implementing and finishing a Shipyard Regeneration Plan. Babcock CEO David Lockwood joined Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk, UK Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin to signal the MoI on-board the UK Royal Navy’s Sort 45 destroyer HMS Defender, which is a part of the UK’s Service Strike Group. Babcock will lead British and Ukrainian industrial companions to help the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence in delivering these tasks. Working collaboratively, these groups will likely be absolutely built-in inside the tasks, constructing possession and experience by means of technical and information switch and enabling Ukraine to develop a contemporary naval fleet and help functionality.
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