UKROBORONPROM SUCCESSFULLY TESTED MISSILES Ukrainian military test-fired missiles, produced by UKROBORONPROM enterprises, in cooperation with the State Space Agency of Ukraine. "All test launches were successful. Rockets hit targets, "- said Secretary of National Security and Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov. During the tests, fire-control system and accuracy in hitting targets at maximum range were tested. Turchinov also said that due to implementation of the missile development program - approved by the National Security Council - "since the fourth quarter of 2016 the Armed Forces of Ukraine started getting powerful missiles, capable to perform complex combat missions." Ukrainian specialists are involved in their development, the facilities of Ukrainian military-industrial complex has the full production cycle of the given missiles.
UKROBORONPROM DEMONSTRATES ACHIVEMENTS OF DOMESTIC DEFENCE INDUSTRY AT LIMA-2017 Developments of UOP enetrprises are represented at one of the world's largest shows within the maritime and aerospace industries LIMA-2017 (Langkawi, Malaysia). More than ten innovative samples of military equipment are represented at the joint UOP exhibition with the total area of 60 sq. m. The main samples are AN-178 and AN-148-300-MP, armored artillery boat "Gurza" and landing assault boat "Kentavr". A number of aircraft and anti-tank missiles of various modifications and unmanned vehicles are also represented at UOP booth. During this expo - as well as during other international exhibitions of armament - the SC"UkrOboronProm" aims to attract foreign manufacturers to mutual cooperation and demonstrate the prospects of Ukrainian defense industry to investors. The Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition is held biennially since 1991 under the patronage of Malaysia Ministry of Defence. The total exhibition area is 120 thousand square meters. This year organizers plan to attract 550 companies from 38 countries.        
“SHKVAL” AND “STILET” FIRING TRIALS – VIDEO REPORT Combat modules "Shkval" and "Stilet" - intended to arm modernized IFV, designed by UOP SE "Zhytomyr Armored Plant"-  passed works tests at one of the military training areas of Zhytomyr region. During testing, specialists of "Zhytomyr Armored Plant," other UOP enterprises and specialists of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine analyzed accuracy, speed and efficiency of each combat unit. Such tests allow choosing the best in all respects combat module for further IFV use. Defense Ministry of Ukraine makes the final decision. Fighting module "Shkval" is equipped with 30-mm cannon ZTM-1 automatic grenade launcher, 7.62-mm machine gun and guided missile weapons, designed to destroy enemy armor at the distance of up to 5 km. At the same time, fighting module "Stilet" is equipped with ZTM-2, reinforced armour and a similar set of weapons. New digital sighting systems  - OTS-20.04-01 for combat module "Shkval" and Track-2.-01 for to combat module "Stilet" – are responsible for precision of the given modules. Both sighting systems are equipped with a laser range finder and imager, but they use different fire control algorithms. Firing trials and other tests - conducted on the military training areas and proving grounds will allow specialists of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to receive comprehensive information for a thorough analysis and to make final decision of choosing one of the two modules. As soon as the Defense Ministry makes the final decision forms the order, the SC"UkrOboronProm" is ready to deploy production of modernized IFV for Ukrainian Army. This will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Army, which will receive a new infantry fighting vehicle, equipped with modern digital fire control complex, with a powerful arsenal of weapons and Deutz engine, increased security and camouflage, including in the infrared range.  
UKROBORONPROM TRANSPARENT PROCUREMENT: ALL ABOUT TENDERS AND QUALIFICATION – ARTUR KHERUVYMOV Today the SC "UkrOboronProm" (UOP) saves hundreds of millions of hryvnias through transparent e-tendering. We attract reliable and responsible suppliers, buying spares at best prices, though two and a half years ago the situation was completely different. In 2014, when the new team headed the State Concern, the enterprises were literally in decline: Rusting and idle production lines, heavy losses, the workers of the enterprises did not receive their wages, increased corruption activities, no cooperation between enterprises. The country was in the state of war, so there was a need for prompt revival of the defense industry. It became obvious that ordinary measures do not help – there was a need for extreme ones. The new managemet team - most MBA graduates – managed to revive the procurement system and industrial relations, where nepotism ruled. Minimizing the human factor was the main goal. UOP managers invited the team of Oleksii Scherbatenko IT specialists to improve e-procurement system - Smart Tender, having successfully launched it. We were the first of all the state institutions, having introduced transparent electronic procurement. Later, the same experts took best UOP practices and created Prozzoro, used now by the whole country. UOP electronic tendering system yielded results immediately. How does it work? We announce an open competition for transparent procurement of materials or spares. Firms submit their proposals, electronic system analyzes those on meeting all criteria and selects the most suitable option. After the first tenders, we saw that this procedure allows spending 2-3 times less money for the purchase of materials. 2 years and 5 months passed from the first public electronic tender (October 2014 - February 2017). During this time, the UOP saved 892 million UAH and conducted 54,700 tenders. Within 3 months of 2014 we had 830 new suppliers, in 2015-7935 more, and in 2016 we had 17 thousand new suppliers registered on e-platforms. Monthly savings through tendering is 35-40 million UAH. We use these funds for production modernization, research and development, creating new jobs, increasing wages. Representatives of "Smart" platform  confirm the effectiveness of UOP electronic trading platforms, naming those one of the most successful projects in Ukraine. Clear principles allowed to successfully launch the import substitution program and establish cooperation between the enterprises. At the beginning of the war only 55% of components for military equipment and weapons were produced in Ukraine, 10% we imported from Western countries, 35% - from Russia. In the second half of 2014 we completely stopped our cooperation with Russia: 70% of spares were produced in Ukraine, 30% - by Western partners. In 2016 we attracted about 400 enterprises of all forms of property across the country - producing over 1 700 spares, assemblies and components - to the import substitution program. In particular, in the field of armored vehicles 87% of spares are produced in Ukraine, and only 13% are imported from Western countries. New armored vehicles "Dozor-B" – 17 UOP enterprises and 86 other domestic enterprises of different ownership are engaged in production of "Dozor-B" armored vehicles – are a good example of cooperation. Another example - An-178 production: In 2015 48% of spares were manufactured in Ukraine, 41% - in Russia and 11% - in other countries, while in 2016 we refused using Russian components. 78% of production is concentrated in Ukraine, 22% - in other countries. As of today, UOP signed 21 memoranda of cooperation in the field of defense industry with regional and state administrations. Over 8,500 companies from all over Ukraine are successfully cooperating with UKROBORONPROM on electronic platforms. 65-70% of them are small and medium business - our target audience. Undergoing the qualification assessment procedure is the only important condition. The procedure lasts for 5 days, requires three documents on financial statements - which are already prepared for fiscal authorities - and filling up a questionnaire. We understand that the procedure may seem too bureaucratic. But, to begin with, UKROBORONPROM is working in the framework of country’s legislative environment. And secondly, we observe the principle of non-selectivity, believing that the rules must apply to all. We try to convey these important messages to all the companies, participating in tenders. Also, the practice of provider qualification is used by most world's leading companies. A simple but important qualifying condition allows analyzing the prospective vendor to verify the reality of his/her industrial capacity and integrity, eliminating fake firms and dishonest entrepreneurs, ignoring timing and quality. The system works as a well-established mechanism. But not all are satisfied with transparent and competitive business environment. Many dishonest companies would like to use defense industry as their "sinecure ". Playing into the hands of the enemy, they resort to non-constructive criticism of UKROBORONPROM’s work. However, this proves once again: UOP initiative on using transparent tendering platforms is bringing real results. After all, there is no place for nepotism. Only program code and clear algorithm - based on the laws of open economy and free market - determine the winner. By working with reliable suppliers only, we guarantee that the necessary spares will timely arrive at the enterprises and the soldiers on the front line will get the necessary equipment just on time and in full.
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Combat module “Taipan” In the framework of international exhibition "Arms and Security" (Kiev) Ukrainian public premiere of the combat module "Taipan" - developed by UOP SE "SpetsTehnoEksport"  - was held. Specifications of the new combat module "Taipan" meet the highest Western standards. Installed system of backlash planetary gearboxes and ac converter-fed motors, provide precise targeting at ultra slow and high speeds make combat module “Taipan” unique. Owing to modern electronics, "Taipan" provides automatic targeting, keeps armament in the defined position, regardless repositioning  of the combat vehicle’s hull in motion, providing automatic tracking of a target. Automated targeting system - with allowance for weather, projectile type, armament type, angular velocity and target range - is installed into the combat module. Also fighting module installed automatically issuing commands guidance given weather conditions, such as shells, type of arms, angular velocity and range goals. Sight system can be adjusted both to the line-of-sight and horizon line. Currently, “Taipan” is equipped with a rapid-fire cannon caliber double-barreled 23 mm, the effective range of which reaches 1.8 km. Other combat module modifications can be equipped with a machine gun 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm, and 30 mm grenade launcher with a separate elevation drive unite. The minimum weight of the combat module is only 350 kg. In addition, this module can be mounted not on mobile platforms only, but also equip fortified structures - such as checkpoints - controlling the module remotely, or use it as a SAFU without power supply, the combat module "Taipan" can work 3 hours in such a mode. “Together with our Ukrainian partners we have created combat module technical characteristics of which will arouse Ukrainian armored vehicles producers’ interest. Moreover, all the electronics and software are designed by Ukrainian specialists”, – said director of SFTE “Spetstehnoeksport” Pavlo Barbul.  
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BMP-1UMD UKROBORONPROM State Enterprise "Zhytomyr Armored Plant" adapted German Deutz engine for use in infantry fighting vehicles. Modernized infantry vehicle received its official name BMP-1UMD. The first public demonstration of BMP-1UMD took place at the exhibition "Arms and Security", October 11 at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev. Works on Russian UTD-20 replacement by Deutz TCD2013 L64V took only three months. This 4-stroke, 6-cylinder turbosupercharged engine with electronic control unit has 330 hp power, with the possibility of increasing power up to 390 hp, while UTD-20 engine has only 300 hp. In addition, the German engine has significantly more resources it quieter and more economical. "Infantry fighting vehicle adaptation for German Deutz engines use is another step in UOP import substitution program fulfillment. Other Ukrainian armored vehicles such as BTR-4 - produced by SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau” - are equipped with engines of this manufacturer,” - said the head of the SC" UkrOboronProm" Roman Romanov. Works on improvement of firepower, fire control, ergonomic and functional characteristics of the vehicle were carried out when working on BMP-1UMD. Special attention Ukrainian specialists paid to camouflage in visible and IR band.        
PHANTOM – WARRIOR OF THE FUTURE. PUBLIC PREMIERE AT “ARMS AND SECURITY” "Phantom" is one of the most advanced developments of UKROBORONPROM    SE "SpetsTehnoEksport". It is the first step in development of advanced systems that will replace traditional armament. The first public demonstration of tactical unmanned multipurpose vehicle "Phantom" took place at the exhibition "Arms and Security", which started on October 11 at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev. "Unmanned multipurpose tactical vehicle" Phantom" is a response to the challenges of technological era, pressing its demands to creating entirely new armament types: unmanned, multi-functional and capable of performing tasks that are now performed by soldiers only, endangering their lives. These are the characteristics, demonstrated by "Phantom", "- said the head of the SC "UkrOboronProm" Roman Romanov, explaining the peculiarities of the new unit of the military equipment. Tactical Unmanned multipurpose vehicle “Phantom” is a remotely operated mini armored carrier. Day and night sighting systems allow to fire at any time of the day for a distance of over 1 km. Its operational range is up to 20 km, it is operated by means of secure radio channel or via fiber cable of 5 km length. “Phantom” can transport ammunition, retrieve wounded from the battlefield and perform combat missions. "Phantom" capabilities are difficult to overestimate: they allow him to perform a wide range of tasks. This equipment can deliver ammunition and loads across the areas that are under the threat of enemy fire, or at risk of mining, to safely and quickly evacuate wounded from the battlefield. Different types of armament can be mounted on "Phantom" for fire support. For example, if "Phantom" is equipped with anti-missile system - the army receives nearly invisible, mobile and effective means of enemy armored vehicles’ destruction,"- said the head of SE "SpetsTehnoEksport" Pavlo Barbul. The XIII International Specialized Exhibition "Arms and Security - 2016" will be held 11-14 October 2016 at the International Exhibition Center, which is located at Brovary Avenue, 15.      
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