Ukroboronprom discussed with military and scientists development of advanced technologies in Ukraine: GARDA platform
Ukroboronprom discussed with military and scientists development of advanced technologies in Ukraine: GARDA platform In the framework of "Arms and Security-2017," a research and training conference "Coordination Problems in the Military-Technical and Defense-Industrial Policy of Ukraine: Prospects for Armaments and Military Equipment Development" was attended by representatives of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm", the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other states, including NATO countries. The issue of development and practical implementation of Ukraine's advanced scientific achievements in enhancing defense capability of our country became one of the main topics of the meeting. "The experience of advanced countries, such as the United States, shows that using the state resources only is not enough to finance science, its effective development depends on attracting private capital. Thus, all the advanced achievements that are now forming the future world receive from the state only the first impulse that is a signal for private business to provide investment.This combination of state support, private capital and scientific thought allows breakthrough technologies to be obtained," said Denys Gurak, UOP Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Activity. Therefore, "UkrOboronProm" implements GARDA platform, borrowing the best solutions of the American DARPA. The creation of GARDA is related to the Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine and UKROBORONPROM transformation. Its purpose is to combine scientific thought, investment, technology exchange mechanisms, as well as their protection. "GARDA, among other factors, including experience of Tony Teter - the ex-head of DARPA and the present day adviser to UKRBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov - will allow, in a short time, to combine advanced Ukrainian scientific thought with state support and private investment. We can continue to constantly complain about the lack of funds in the scientific sphere, or to show the practical side of Ukrainian business that can make a profit for private business, and thanks to GARDA, such a demonstration will become simple, effective and operative," added Denys Gurak. The International Specialized Exhibition "Arms and Security-2017" is held on 10-13 October at the International Exhibition Center, located on Brovarsky Prospekt, 15.
AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN SUPPORTED UKRAINE AT WASHINGTON EXHIBITION – "UKROBORONPROM" Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly and Director General of the State Concern “UkrOboronProm” Roman Romanov had a meeting with the member of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives Doug Lamborn and with a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative of California’s 50th congressional district Duncan Hunter during the third day of the exhibition AUSA -2017. Valeriy Chaly thanked congressmen for supporting Ukraine in opposing Russian aggression. In the framework of the US defense budget-2018 formation, the ambassador of Ukraine discussed with the congressmen the prospect of expanding assistance programs to Ukraine in the military-technical sector in the US defense budget-2018. UKROBORONPROM Director General briefed Congressmen on the work of UOP enterprises and emphasized the prospects for development of the military and technical cooperation between Ukraine and the United States. Hero of Ukraine and First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Airborne Forces Major General Andriy Kovalchuk also took part in the meetings. Basing on his own combat experience, gained in the ongoing anti-terrorist operation in Donbas – informed Congressmen about the practical needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as regards the U.S. further military and technical assistance.
U.S. government representatives got acquainted with UOP hybrid war experience
U.S. government representatives got acquainted with UOP hybrid war experience Within the framework of the international arms exhibition AUSA-2017, the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" and the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States held fruitful meetings with representatives of the State Department, the US Department of Defense and defense companies, having discussed Ukrainian defense sector development under the hybrid war. "Ukraine is currently in the forefront of defending global democracy, daily facing Russian-led hybrid warfare challenges, we gained a tremendous practical experience in counteracting the new type of aggression never seen before, so we are sharing it with our partners," said the Director General of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" Roman Romanov. According to him, the reforms currently implemented in the MIC of Ukraine, are intended to quickly integrate Ukrainian experience into effective cooperation with American companies in accordance with current international standards. "Our visit to the United States laid the foundation for creating common values and new opportunities for both countries." Support of ourUS colleagues is important for both, as this will allow to set a precedent for strengthening security in Europe," said Roman Romanov. Speaking to the participants of the meeting, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valery Chalyi stressed that the diplomatic solution for Donbass situation is possible only with strong and modern Ukrainian army, as well as with further partner support, primarily the United States. "The new challenges open up new opportunities," noted the Ambassador, speaking about Ukraine's readiness to deepen and increase the number of joint military-technical projects with the United States. At the same time, providing Ukraine with defense weapons is timely and will be a powerful signal in supporing Ukraine to stop Russian aggression. The United States is one of the most important UKROBORONPROM’s partners, implementing joint projects in the field of modern weapons production and deepening cooperation in the field of security.
MOBILE MORTAR COMPLEX "BARS-8MMK": DEMONSTRATION AT "ARMS AND SECURITY" The mobile mortar complex Bars-8MMK, developed by UKROBORONPROM SE "Ukroboronservice", demonstrated its capabilities at the international exhibition "Arms and Security 2017". "Bars-8MMK", equipped with 120-mm mortar, is intended for ground units fire support under conditions of modern maneuvering war. It takes only 30 seconds to bring the complex to combat readiness condition, and in 20 seconds after the last shot to leave the position. During the exhibition, all components of the complex were demonstrated, UOP press service captured all of those. The mobility and efficiency of conducting fire are the most important conditions for effective combat operations in the context of a modern counter-battery battle, when it is necessary to leave the position before the enemy’s response strike. "Bars-8MMK" is integrated into information exchange system on the battlefield, when mobile mortar complex gets the exact coordinates of the enemy in real time. This information can simultaneously come from drones, counterbattery radar, as well as other surveillance systems. This allows the soldiers come out to firing position, open precise fire and leave the position in a matter of minutes. The International Specialized Exhibition "Arms and Security-2017" is held 10-13 October at the International Exhibition Center, located on Brovarsky Prospekt, 15. The State Concern UKROBORONPROM (UOP) for the first time represents advanced developments of the Ukrainian defense-industrial complex at the international exhibition of armament AUSA (Association of the US Army) in Washington. Participation in this expo is another UOP step towards integration of Ukrainian MIC to Euro-Atlantic region and international cooperation.  
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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.