The Arizona Protection & Trade Coalition (AZDIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding to help in Ukraine’s reconstruction and streamline the nation’s essential protection sources amid Russia’s invasion.
AZDIC consists of US-based protection and mining organizations in addition to different trade companions for regional and nationwide safety tasks.
The group addresses components that influence the protection panorama, akin to provide chain disruption, staffing shortages, and infrastructure upgrades.
For the partnership with Ukraine, AZDIC will facilitate the institution of three way partnership alternatives between Ukrainian and US protection corporations focused on finding their manufacturing services within the nation.
Discovering ‘Actionable Options’
The settlement was signed between Ukrainian Strategic Industries Minister Oleksandr Kamyshin and AZDIC President Lynndy Smith on the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, DC.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was current through the occasion to supervise the signing.
“With AZDIC’s unmatched community of over 1,200 protection contractors and non-defense corporations in Arizona, we knew we have been in a singular place to assist discover actionable options for Ukraine,” Smith stated.
“We recognize Ukraine’s enduring partnership, and we look ahead to supporting their trigger via Arizona’s protection connections.”
Kamyshin additionally honored the AZDIC’s “steadfast dedication” to Ukraine because the nation defends towards Moscow’s assaults.
“AZDIC’s dedication and function in facilitating conversations with important protection applied sciences won’t solely guarantee our success within the conflict but additionally contribute considerably to our long-term resilience and progress.”
The memorandum builds on a delegation assembly in June for Rebuild Ukraine Reconstruction, an ongoing worldwide monetary assist program to reconstruct the nation as soon as Russian aggression ceases.
By way of this occasion, AZDIC recognized options supporting the federal government’s present wants for protection, weapons and gear, and restoration.
“We’ve got labored diligently to establish corporations and universities in Arizona that need to help our companions in Ukraine,” AZDIC Advisory Board Member Rick Stilgenbauer stated.
“Clearly we now have demonstrated that Arizona strongly helps Ukraine and has a powerful need to start this work instantly.”
AZDIC is engaged on its second collection of proposals for the nation and can assist Ukrainian pilots to coach on F-16 Combating Falcon supersonic fight jets at Morris Air Nationwide Guard Base in Tucson.