NATIONAL SCIENCE IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF DEFENCE REFORM – ROMAN ROMANOV Our soldiers need innovative armament - our science can develop it, and the enterprises can produce it. This was stated by Director General of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" Roman Romanov at the exhibition-presentation of scientific and technical developments and technologies NASU "Science: defenceand national security." "Involvement of national scientific potential and modern developments of our scientists - an integral part of defence industry reform. The State Concern is actively working on new product samples together with Ukrainian basic and applied science, said the head of UKROBORONPROM. According to him, the State Concern signed memorandums on cooperation with 48 higher education institutions of the country to increase skill level and employee performance appraisal. "We see the aim of this cooperation in efforts consolidation to solve the problems of innovative development of scientific and technological potential of defence industry enterprises", - said Roman Romanov. The Ukrainian army received domestic unmanned systems - BpAK-MP-1 "Spectator" - a joint project of “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and the SC "UkrOboronProm." The path from idea to UAV serial production was overcame in record time - less than a year. The complex consists of three tactical drones and management and monitoring system.  
REPRESENTED MILITARY EQUIPMENT SAMPLES ARE UNIQUE WEAPON – ANDRIY PARUBIY Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy inspected samples of new military equipment, represented by the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" in the Parliament. Speaking to journalists, the Chairman noted that "today in Verkhovna Rada the legislation on security and defence issues is being considered." Parubiy stressed the fact that UkrOboronProm leadership takes part in the Parliament session, and the latest Ukrainian developments of domestic production are represented outside Verkhovna Rada." According to A. Parubiy, "UkrOboronProm" has already registered and submitted to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 14 bills that enhance industry development towards creation of joint ventures with research institutions and cooperation for joint research. "It is a priority for Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine", - he said. A.Parubiy stressed that "Verkhovna Rada is the Parliament of belligerent country, so security issues are the top priority for us." Therefore, he said - during the Budget review on Thursday" 5% GDP offer is expected to support the defence and security sector, which is 129 bln UAH." Also, A.Parubiy reminded about the recent changes to the budget:7 bln. UAH additional funding for the needs of security and defence. "We see the result of joint efforts of the state and "UkrOboronProm": the military equipment samples – represented today - are unique armament of modern hybrid war - this military equipment can be controlled remotely at the distance from 5 to 20 kilometers, performing both combat missions and taking out wounded from the battlefield, bringing ammunition." According to A.Parubiy, this technology - unique for Ukraine and the world - allows saving our soldiers’ lives. "The life and safety of our soldiers remains our priority", - stressed the Head of the Parliament. Speaking to journalists, A. Parubiy noted that "the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will support our Army, understanding that this is our main ally and protector of our security and defence."   Press Service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine        
UKROBORONPROM REPRESENTS REFORM STRATEGY OF THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AT VERKHOVNA RADA SC "UkrOboronProm" represents a reform strategy of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine to the deputies of Verkhovna Rada. The reform covers clear sequential steps: corporatization, auditing, clustering, protection of technology and launching innovation platform UkrARPA. "The domestic defence industry was destroyed, but today it is being restored and is working – new samples of military equipment are continuously transferred to the Army. In the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine we are to focus considerable attention on the defence industry sector, supporting and encouraging its development", - said the Chairman of the Subcommittee on military-industrial complex and military-technical cooperation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on issues of national security and defence Artur Gerasimov. "Two years ago UKROBORONPROM team started defence industry revival. Now we are rapidly developing. The State Concern provides Ukrainian soldiers with everything necessary, developing innovative samples of military equipment and integrating into the world market. Though it is necessary to move from Soviet industry management standards to the current generally accepted ones for this process to gain maximum speed. And for this purpose the legislation is to be improved. We count on the full support of the Deputies in strengthening the defence capability of Ukraine ", - said Roman Romanov. In particular, it is necessary to adopt a model of public-private partnerships, allow the plants creating joint ventures with foreign partners, to provide sectoral support and financial recovery of the given area. Drafts covering all these issues are awaiting deputies’approval. In the framework of reform strategy presentation "UkrOboronProm" (UOP) will demonstrate innovative weapons and equipment of domestic production, providing the opportunity to ask questions to directors and technical experts of key UOP enterprises. In 2 years "UkrOboronProm" transferred to the military 8,220 units of new and modernized and more than 4 700 units of repaired armament and military equipment. The State Concern has launched import substitution program, having loaded 285 Ukrainian enterprises with work and producing over 900 spares that were previously imported. According to “Forbes Ukraine,” UKROBORONPROM took 9th place in the ranking of the most innovative companies of the state. According to the global ranking of Defense News, it took one year for UOP to jump up 24 positions, having taken 68th place.          
UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS RECEIVED 119 UNITS OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND ARMAMENT FROM SC “UKROBORONPROM” Armed Forces of Ukraine received 119 pieces of military equipment and armament from UKROBORONPROM enterprises. The transfer of military equipment took place in Chuhuiv, Kharkov region, October 15, in the honor of Ukraine Defenders’ Day. Ukrainian military received powerful MLRS "Uragan," air defence systems "Osa" and "Tunguska", more than fifty 82- and 120-mm mortars, tanks T- 64, T 80 and other armored vehicles, including new BTR-3DA . The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in military equipment transfer. He praised the courage of Ukrainian soldiers and tireless work of UOP specialists, who supplied Ukrainian military with more than 12 thousand units of armament for the last two years. Besides the ground equipment, Ukrainian military received fighters MiG-29 and Su-27, strike fighter Su-25, military transport aircraft AN-26, attack helicopters Mi-24PU1 and helicopter Mi-8. "The state is doing everything possible to supply the Army with new military equipment. The domestic defence industry plays a key role in maintaining a high level of combat and mobilization readiness of forces and security sector means, increasing their operational capabilities, "- said Petro Poroshenko. Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he sets the task before scientists, designers, managers of defence enterprises and their employees to develop and produce new missile munitions: CM complexes - that have already passed the first tests - new samples of artillery systems, high-precision and high-tech armament. "The country needs modern, new, powerful armament that will protect Ukraine from the aggressor, stopping and destroying him, to protect the lives of our citizens", - said the President of Ukraine. Besides, during the briefing in Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Petro Poroshenko stressed great importance of the military-industrial enterprises of the SC"UkrOboronProm," (UOP) located in Kharkiv. "To begin with, 17 UOP enterprises are located in Kharkiv – one of the basic centers of Ukrainian defence industry. I can stress the fact that Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnieper and enterprises of many other regions participate in most projects. It is hard to imagine a significant number of UOP projects without Kharkiv enterprises: " Malyshev Plant," the world-famous" SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machne-Building Design Bureau” etc. I will not specify: you will not find any country that discloses its defence development, though we can point out that for about 25 years we haven’t had such an increase," - said Petro Poroshenko.
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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 machine gun 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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