INTEGRATION INTO NATO SYSTEM: COOPERATION DEEPENING WITH NATO – ROMAN ROMANOV
INTEGRATION INTO NATO SYSTEM: COOPERATION DEEPENING WITH NATO – ROMAN ROMANOV The head of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" Roman Romanov explained in detail the mechanisms of integration of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine into NATO cooperation systems. The presentation of integration for Western partners was held in NATO Headquarters in Brussels in the frameworks of the "Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine." The final choice Three years ago, Ukraine made a final choice, choosing Euro-Atlantic values and standards as the main strategy for development. With this in mind the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" is actively involved in the development of military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, Alliance member states and partner countries. As part of this partnership quality standards are being introduced at UOP enterprises-participants, having become one of the main priorities. Quality control system ISO 9001is already working at 70% of UOP enterprises. Establishing of a system of application of NATO standards in actual development, production, modernization and repair of weapons and military equipment at all stages of the life cycle of the arms - regulating implementation of management systems and quality assurance AQAP (Allied Quality Assurance Publications) 2000 series – is already initiated. Development program of promising modern weapons – “Smart defense” – is on the stage of negotiation and implementation. This program provides advantage over the enemy in modern war, and includes number of projects to develop modern high-tech and high-precision weapons. Another area of cooperation development is Alliance training programs for Ukrainian specialists. The SC "UkrOboronProm" offered to establish Training Center for Ukrainian specialists of defence and security sector at UOP capacities on Alliance programs. Ministries, departments and public organizations will participate in the corresponding program. Main goal: Integration Integration of defense industry of Ukraine into the global defense market is the key objective of "UkrOboronProm". That’s why the State Concern started reforming of the military-industrial complex. The reform covers clear sequential steps: corporatization, auditing, clustering, protection of technology and launching innovation platform. Corporatization of UOP enterprises will allow creating a transparent management structure, Supervisory Board, establish common rules including those for international investors. Each of these reform areas is a step to quality transition of Ukrainian defense industry at the modern level. This will allow integrating into the global market as a strong player with great potential. In this case the system work on cooperation expansion with all enterprises of Ukraine is extremely important. Today "UkrOboronProm" cooperates with many enterprises of Ukraine of different types of ownership. Clusterization will allow expanding this number and attracting capacities of private enterprises to the defense of Ukraine. This will be allow building the system of scientific and industrial complexes with a clear specialization and sufficient financial capacity. In fact, clusterized enterprises will become more competitive in the market than each enetrprise separately. The role of "UkrOboronProm" In the framework of the military-industrial complex reform, UOP goal is to become the core of the ecosystem, establishing general rules of partnership, standards, bringing the Ukrainian Enterprises to foreign markets, launching international partnerships for the developing of innovative projects. Ukraine has much to offer the potential partners in the Global Defense Market: our research institutions and design bureaus, highly qualified scientific, technical and production staff and huge production capacity of all forms of ownership. This will allow Ukraine not only saving one of the few surviving high-tech manufacturing industries, but will also give a powerful impetus to the development of the economy.          
NATO CONFIRMED SUPPORT OF UOP REFORM  – QUOTED SPEECH FROM NATO HQ
NATO CONFIRMED SUPPORT OF UOP REFORM – QUOTED SPEECH FROM NATO HQ NATO supports reforms in the security and defense and the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, launched by the State Concern "UkrOboronProm." This fundamental position was expressed by Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Ernest Herold during the "Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine" at NATO headquarters in Brussels. In turn, "UkrOboronProm" – in the framework of the "Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine" - has focused attention on the Western partners on new opportunities, offered by the implementation of the reform strategy of Ukrainian military-industrial complex and expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation in the defense sector. The Alliance will continue to support Ukraine and will further deepen Ukraine-NATO cooperation. Press service of the SC "UkrOboronProm" offers to get acquainted with the official NATO's position on cooperation with Ukraine, announced during the "Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine" by NATO representative Ernest Herold. "3 years ago life was very different here in Europe and in Ukraine. We all felt that we were living in secure territories and it seemed that we can build our future in the secure and safe environment. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is the 1st time when the European country has ceased the territory by force since the world war II. And this is the crises for Ukraine, but it’s also shaping the European security architecture as well. And Russia continues to violently destabilize Eastern Ukraine. Ukraine continues to withstand security challenges posed by this aggressor and it’s therefore even more remarkable that in these difficult times you’re implementing comprehensive reforms, including those in security and defence sector and defence industry as well. Reforming armed forces is not an easy exercise in general, but reforming the forces while they engage in conflict is even more challenging. The problems, faces in this conflict, only underscore the need for reform. In spite of these challenges Ukrainian Government is making remarkable progress. NATO remains firm in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. And we’re supporting Ukraine’s reform efforts in its refusal to yield its sovereignty and independence. Including the support of reform in security and defence sector. And inclusively that of the defence industry. As stated in the National Security Strategy of Ukraine and the Military Doctrine of Ukraine and the Strategic Defence Bulletin of Ukraine, the defence reform is aimed at developing national capabilities that need Euro-Atlantic standards by 2020. With that aim NATO has been assisting Ukraine from the beginning of the crises and it did long before, already in 1991, when Ukraine joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (NACC). And later in 1994 when they joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP) program and even more recently with the signing of the Charter of the Distinctive Partnership in 1997. NATO’s cooperation with Ukraine has only deepened over time. At the Warsaw summit Heads of State and Government endorsed the comprehensive assistance package for Ukraine in the mid of the Ukraine-NATO commission. We are supporting comprehensive reform of security and defence sector, the trust funds in command and control, cyber defence, logistics, military career transition and military medical rehabilitation,and recently adding on trust funds for explosive ordnance disposal etc. We are providing essential support for Ukraine’s ability to transform to provide for her own defence. Ukraine is committed to meeting the NATO’s standards for their defence forces.  But adopting NATO standards is not just a technical exercise – it’s a fundamental change in mindset, in the way the institutions act and interact. Civilian control of the armed forces and the democratic oversight of security and defend sector are essential, interconnected principles, shared by the NATO Alliance. Ukraine’s leaders have set an ambitious course toward Euro Atlantic standards and values and they are delivering on their commitment. As well as NATO. Alliance will continue to support Ukraine in through NATO and bilaterally. And we will further improve our coordination to make the most of the resources that we can provide to Ukraine. The security and independence of Ukraine is vital for Euro Atlantic security and Ukraine has long been one of NATO’s closest partners. Now it’s the time to make Ukraine’s defence forces and Ukrainian democratic institutions truly fit for purpose in line with NATO standards.  So today’s Defence industry day serves to increase NATO’s community awareness of Ukraine’s defence industry capabilities”.   On November 30, "UkrOboronProm" opened "Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine" at NATO Headquarters.      
UKROBORONPROM STARTED “DAY OF DEFENSE INDUSTRY OF UKRAINE” AT NATO HQ
UKROBORONPROM STARTED “DAY OF DEFENSE INDUSTRY OF UKRAINE” AT NATO HQ At NATO Headquarters in Brussels, the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" opened the Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine. The main goal is to demonstrate the capabilities and potential of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, working on mutually beneficial cooperation offers with foreign companies and organizations, deepening mutually beneficial cooperation and expanding importsubstitution. "During these last 2 years being in war with Russia, our defence industry gained unique experience and created ideas on how to ensure the bnesessary capability of our defence forces and equipment without cooperation with the country which has become an enemy to us and aggressor to the all progressive Western Community,” – said Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO Yehor Bozhok. During the opening ceremony it was stressed that the defense complex of Ukraine is now focused on Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic standards. "Ukraine has made a clear choice of strategy for further development of the country - focus on Euro-Atlantic values and standards. In turn, we are now at the forefront of Russian aggression and "UkrOboronProm" works to discard this threat. As part of the State Strategy, the State Concern is actively developing military-technical cooperation with the Alliance, NATO member countries and partner countries,"- said the head of the State Concern Roman Romanov, who head a delegation of Ukraine representatives. The heads of UOP enterprises-participants, as well as the heads of major private companies of defense sector were in the given delegation. In turn, NATO leaders expressed strong support for Ukraine and initiatives of UKROBORONPROM, which is implementing the Reform strategy of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. “The annexation of Crimea by Russia is the 1st time when the European country has ceased the territory by force since the world war II. And this is the crises for Ukraine, but it’s also shaping the European security architecture as well. And Russia continues to violently destabilize Eastern Ukraine. Ukraine continues to withstand security challenges posed by this aggressor and it’s therefore even more remarkable that in these difficult times you’re implementing comprehensive reforms, including those in security and defence sector and defence industry as well", - said Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Ernest Herold. In the framework of the "Day of Defense Industry of Ukraine" attention of Western partners will be focused on the new opportunities, introduced by implementation of reform strategy of Ukrainian military-industrial complex. The reform assumes the following steps: mplementation of corporate management international standards, audit involving international companies, enterprises clustering by equipment types, extensive measures on technology protection, platform for innovations development. "UkrOboronProm" discussed with NATO representative in Ukraine the intention to create Concern Training Centre on the Alliance programs for Ukrainian specialists of defense and security sector. Ministries, departments and public organizations will joing the given program. There is a possibility of forming a special working group to coordinate work and successful operation of the center.  
“UKROBORONPROM” CLUSTERING: DETAILS OF MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX REFORMING – ARTUR KHERUVYMOV
“UKROBORONPROM” CLUSTERING: DETAILS OF MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX REFORMING – ARTUR KHERUVYMOV The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" (UOP) continues implemenrtation of reforming strategy of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. One of its essential tasks - clustering of UOP enterprises-participants, along with active involvement of all sectors of Ukraine’s economy for enhancing defense capability and competitiveness of the country in world markets. Artur Kheruvymov – UOP Deputy Director General for Development – spoke on the clustering of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, during the round table "The first steps of launching clusters in Ukrainian regions" in Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. What is clustering Cluster is a group of localized companies and related organizations, working in a particular field and complementing each other. In short, the cluster is defined as "local productive system". For example, expensive high-tech lathe may work 3 hours a week at a certain enterprise. The cluster system will allow avoiding such situations. Equipment must and will be used as efficiently as possible at all enterprises of the cluster. Main goal of creating clusters in the defense industry is building an effective network of interaction between science, business organizations and industrial enterprises for the most rapid innovation both military and civilian purposes, and increasing the competitiveness of domestic products in world markets. The consortium Airbus S.A.S., formed in late 1960 due to consolidation of several European aerospace manufacturers is considered to be the most famous cluster in the global industry. Another famous cluster is Automotive Cluster, which includes such companies as BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Opel, Porsche, VW, as well as suppliers of components and equipment. "Silicon Valley" in California, USA could be considered another cluster. Formation and development of this technological center is associated with the concentration of leading universities, the proximity of major cities and financial centers in one region. Concentration of industrial, scientific and financial capacityallowed these structures to take a leading position not only in its segment but also in the global economy system. Considering the above mentioned, the best defense reformatting scheme is the transition to international corporatization standards, creating separate clusters of defense enterprises, attracting investors and private companies. How will clusters look like On the basis of experience of the eading global corporations today, "UkrOboronProm" developed a clear and understandable perspective model - creating 5 clusters, based at UOP enterprises. Enterprises will be structured by weapon and military equipment types: aviation equipment; Armoured vehicles; shipbuilding and marine equipment; radar, radio, electronic warfare; precision weapons and ammunition. According to this scheme the first aircraft cluster is created: Ukrainian Aircraft Corporation – based on the legendary "Antonov". The key competence of the clusters - transformation into R & D-oriented system: design and technology in major industries. They will have a clear specialization, will provide cooperation inside the country, establish international cooperation and integration with the top partner companies, building a system of effective management and interaction, attracting investment in the defense industry of Ukraine. Clusterized enterprises will become more competitive in the market than each of them separately. To implement this reform it is necessary, first of all, to improve the legal framework, moving away from atavisms of the post-Soviet system. With this in mind,  "UkrOboronProm" has submitted more than 10 legislative initiatives that will break the rudiments of a system that remained from the Soviet Union, establish common rules for international investors, engage high-tech solutions. This ensures quality technological leap of production: development of robotics industry, IT technologies, efficient production and integration into the global defense market as a prospective member. Why clustering Today, the defense industry –is a branch of the global world economy that produces weapons, military equipment and technology equipment. For Ukraine it is of strategic importance to ensure its independence and sovereignty. In addition, it plays a significant role in the overall economic system of Ukraine, remaining one of the few high-tech industries with a closed production cycle. At the same time in the world - according to leading consulting companies (PWC, Deloitte) - production volumes of Top 100 largest companies in the sector of Aerospace & Defense sector in 2013, amounting to about $ 700 billion a year and showing a gradual increase of 3%. At the same time the volume of world trade in arms in recent years also shows steady growth. And in 2015 against the background of military threat awareness final market volume reached $ 65 billion (IHS Global Defence Trade Report) in just one year increased by 10%. That was the largest annual growth in the global arms market over the last ten years. Obviously, in order to meet today’s requirements and join the global trends, the domestic defense industry needed radical change. That is why "UkrOboronProm" developed and presented a reform strategy of the military-industrial complex, prepared with consideration and on the basis of recent trends, observed in leading countries in the context of globalization. The main objective of the reform - the integration of defense industry of Ukraine into the global defense market, in accordance with the latest trends that are currently operating in the global market - technological cooperation. Now the country is not "fixated" on their own competence, and most types of weapons in the form of close cooperation, instead of doing independent projects. In the current rapid technology development, taking place simultaneously with their increasing complexity, concentration of all forces and means solely on individual and breakthrough directions is the only means of existence. This develops a mechanism for transferring military technology to civilian market - both for expansion and for increasing competitiveness. Along with this, the implementation of a complex project is not possible for one country and this is when international cooperation appears at the forefront. One of the key trends of such world powerful technological cooperation is production capacity clustering. It allows achieving success even in times of increasing competitiveness and is a basic element for the development strategy of most countries.        
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