“ISKRA” FULFILLED STATE DEFENSE ORDER 2017 ahead of schedule UKROBORONPROM SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” fulfilled the State Defence Order 2017 ahead of schedule. This was announced by the head of the UOP enterprise-participant Yuriy Pashchenko. "The enterprise fulfilled the State Defence Order 2017ahead of schedule  by 100% and transferred the military equipment ordered to the Ukrainian Army. By the end of the year, the growth of production volumes in accordance with Defense Order is 63.8%, which is half as much as the past year index," said the head of the SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” Yuriy Pashchenko. UOP SE "Scientific production complex" Iskra " is preparing a new 3D observation radar 80K6T – based on solid-state modules – for the factory trials. This radar is designed for target destination to the means of air defense and can work with all types of AA missile systems the Armed Forces of Ukraine are armed with. In addition, the powerful radar capabilities allow using it as an information link within the Air Forces units of Ukraine.
UKROBORONPROM AIMS TO DEEPEN DEFENCE COOPERATION WITH DANISH COMPANIES The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" represented the Ukrainian defence industry capabilities to the Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Danish parliament Rasmus Jarlov. Exposition of modern UAVs was held at SJSHC "Artem"; the members of Danish delegation were also familiarized with manufacturing capability and products of the given enterprise. "Today we have already started purchasing Danish military equipment for the Ukrainian Army and we are seeking to deepen defence cooperation between our countries," said UOP Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Activity Denys Gurak. Missiles and aviation technology, manufactured by SJSHC "Artem," the UGV "Phantom" by SFTE “SpecTechnoExport”, UAV "Spectator," manufactured by OJSC “Meridian” named after S.P. Korolyov, as well as UAVs of other Ukrainian companies were demonstrated to the Danish delegation. During the talks, the SC “UkrOboronProm” represented the results of its 3-year work from the beginning of the military conflict in the East of the country. For his part, Mr. Jarlov thanked the Ukrainian party for the presentation held and expressed his admiration for the achievements of the Ukrainian defence industry and the way the country's hybrid war experience is represented in the latest military developments. Thomas Sillesen, Chairman of Danish engineering company BIIR - employing 100+ Ukrainian engineers in his Odesa office - participated in the discussion of potential R&D cooperation with UKROBORONPROM. UKROBORONPROM deepens cooperation with NATO for deployment of joint projects and accelerating the transition of UOP enterprises to NATO standards. Currently, UOP enterprises-participants are actively implementing international working standards – Quality control system ISO 9001 is already working at 70% of UOP enterprises and quality assurance AQAP (Allied Quality Assurance Publications) 2000 series – is being implemented. 40 UOP enterprises-participants have access to NATO Master Catalogue of References for Logistics. This tool allowed domestic defence enterprises to enter the international market of armaments and to keep implementing import substitution program. Working with NATO Master Catalogue helped UKROBORONPROM to quickly find European suppliers, replacing the Russian ones.  
PRESICION MECHANICS PLANT FULFILLS THE STATE DEFENSE ORDER AHEAD OF SCHEDULE FOR THE THIRD TIME UKROBORONPROM SE “Scientific and Technical Complex “Presicion Mechanics Plant” transferred a new batch of guns to the military units of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ahead of the schedule: November 17, therefore the enterprise fulfilled the State Defense Order 2017 significantly ahead of the schedule approved. In the past 10 months of 2017, the enterprise manufactured 250 guns ZTM1 and ZTM2, as well as about half a million of units of various modifications. Thus, the plant met the requirements of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and enterprises of MIC of Ukraine comprehensively. It should be noted that the number of products, manufactured by the SE “Scientific and Technical Complex “Presicion Mechanics Plant”under the State Defense Order 2017 is the largest in the history of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine orders. The enterprise fulfills the state defense order for the third time ahead of schedule.
UOP LAUNCHED 152MM CALIBER AMMUNITION PRODUCTION UKROBORONPROM State Joint Stock Holding Company “Artem” began implementation of the 152mm caliber ammunition production project. The results of this work were represented to the representatives of the National Security and Defense Council, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, visiting SJSHC “Artem” on November 24. "The ammunition production is a priority issue for the defense industry of Ukraine. We do not copy technology - we improve its quality," said the NSDCU Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov. UOP representatives informed that 152mm caliber ammunition manufacture is performed using net working capital. The SC "UkrOboronProm" continues to enhance combat effectiveness of artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Over the past three years, UKROBORONPROM transferred 4,000+ WO pieces to the Ukrainian Army, including self-propelled artillery units, MLRS, mortars, anti-tank missile systems, helping our soldiers to defend Ukraine. And now UOP enterprises focus on advanced developments, which will allow bringing Ukrainian artillery to a fundamentally new level.
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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.