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UKROBORONPROM ANNOUNCED TENDER TO CONDUCT INTERNATIONAL AUDIT USING PROZORRO

UKROBORONPROM ANNOUNCED TENDER TO CONDUCT INTERNATIONAL AUDIT USING PROZORRO UKROBORONPROM ANNOUNCED TENDER TO CONDUCT INTERNATIONAL AUDIT USING PROZORRO UKROBORONPROM announced a tender for provision of strategic, operational, technological, financial, and diagnostic services for the Concern and its enterprises-participants. The corresponding position is already opened on Prozorro. In addition, the winner of the tender is to also concentrate on improving the developed strategy of corporate and industrial restructuring of UKROBORONPROM, its enterprises and companies, as well as to support practical implementation of recommendations, developed by specialists. These measures are expected to contribute to receiving restructured assets that will be formed in a number of joint-stock holding companies, each of which will specialize in a certain defense industry sector and have the opportunity to enter the stock market. For the first time in Ukraine’s history, such a large-scale transformation of the state industrial association will be carried out, and the leading consulting company – consortium of world-class companies with a strong and effective operational experience in the field of defense industry will be engaged. UKROBORONPROM established a Tendering committee to select the international consulting company using "competitive dialogue" procedure. It should be noted that today the defense industry complex of Ukraine needs to create organizational and legal conditions for corporatization of state enterprises in this sector of the state economy. UOP has already addressed the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security and Defense on this issue, having informed about the beginning of UOP international audit. Thus, the State Concern continues one of the main stages of the UOP reform - a complex transformation, including international audit and strategic consulting in accordance with the world’s best practices. The most effective means of Ukraine’s defense industry development will be worked out as a result of these measures. This is an important part of the strategy of Ukraine’s defense industry reforming. The SC "UkrOboronProm" invites international organizations to join this highly important process for Ukraine.  

TRAINING OF INDONESIAN MARINES USING BTR-4 – DETIK NEWS REPORTAGE

TRAINING OF INDONESIAN MARINES USING BTR-4 – DETIK NEWS REPORTAGE TRAINING OF INDONESIAN MARINES USING BTR-4 – DETIK NEWS REPORTAGE Five amphibian APC BTR-4M, supplied by Ukraine to Indonesia in 2016, continue to be successfully operated by the Marine Corps. That was confirmed during the regular military exercises on September. According to Marines, the main advantages of Ukrainian APCs are reliability, multi-purpose capability and ease of use. Indonesian media source "Detik News" prepared a special report on Indonesian marines using modern military equipment of Ukrainian production. During the sea trainings, Marines along with representatives of the BTR-4 developer Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau and supplier SFTE "Spetstechnoexport", have been conducting a special trainings to improve Marines practice of BTR-4 afloat maneuvering during high-waves. Right afterward, at firing ground the crew of each BTR-4M hit successfully all targets at specified distances from a 30mm automatic gun ZTM-1 and 7.76mm machine gun PKT, that was quite a good showcase of accuracy rate of Ukrainian weapons. The Marine Corps Deputy Commander, who observed the trainings, was frankly impressed by the efficiency of the modern digital sighting and firing control system. Visionary, there is very important for the Indonesian Marine Corps to operate a wheeled 8x8 formula APCs, which are fast, light, easy to maintain and operate at narrow asphalt routes. Moreover, after hundreds kilometers in mountainous terrains without any changes in the configuration they can not only overcome the water obstacles, but cross the sea on tens of kilometers as well. Some media has reported about BTR-4 hull roll in the sea, but the military emphasizes that nothing similar takes place with the BTR-4M. Even during maneuvering on up to 1 meter waves, the movement of combat vehicles remained smooth and stable, BTRs with two types of combat modules immersed evenly in water without any vehicle hull roll or misalignment. Upon completion of the training, the Marine Corps Deputy Commander entrusted gratitude to Ukrainian armourers for the production of a reliable equipment for Indonesia. Should be noted that since the beginning of 2017, five BTR-4M have successfully passed all trial tests, participated in a 100-kilometer march in mountainous terrains. Following the results of those tests, a Protocol on performing functional tests was signed. The special committee of the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia has confirmed, that BTR-4M comply with all evaluation specifications of the Protocol and APC’s were accepted into operation by the Marine Corps. The production and supply of five BTR-4M was managed within a framework of the contract, signed in early 2014 between the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Ukrainian state foreign trade company "SpetsTechnoExport" (trade company of the “Ukroboronprom”).  The BTR-4M has 8x8 wheel arrangement and is equipped with turbocharged 6-cylinder 11.9 liter Deutz diesel engine, that allows to develop 515 horsepower output at maximum 1800 rpm. Two Indonesian BTR-4M are equipped with uninhabited combat turret BM-7 “Parus” with a 30-mm automatic gun ZTM-1, 30 mm grenade launcher and 7,76 mm automatic gun, “Barrier” antitank guided missile system. Other three machines have a combat turret with a 7,76mm automatic gun. It’s a basic armored vehicle for equipping marine units and quick-reaction forces, fulfilling day-and–night missions under various climate conditions (operating temperature range from -40 up to +55 C), off-road, on hard-surface and in the sea.  

UKROBORONPROM ATTRACTS $150 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM ORIOLE CAPITAL GROUP FOR KHARKIV STATE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY

UKROBORONPROM ATTRACTS $150 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM ORIOLE CAPITAL GROUP FOR KHARKIV STATE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY UKROBORONPROM ATTRACTS $150 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM ORIOLE CAPITAL GROUP FOR KHARKIV STATE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY  The SC "UkrOboronProm", Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company and U.S.-based Oriole Capital Group reached an agreement on powerful investment into the Kharkiv enterprise. Under the terms of the agreement, UKROBORONPROM (UOP) enterprise “Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company” will receive the order for aircraft mass production in the amount of 150 million USD. The agreement was reached during the international exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017, currently held in the United Arab Emirates. First of all, this involves mass production of Ukrainian An-74 aircraft of various modifications at the facilities of the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company. In turn, Oriole Capital Group will invest in the production, modernization, and sales of AN-74 aircraft. Key to the strategic partnership is a focus on modernizing existing production and processes, re-employment of the plant’s workforce of 3,000 people, and an aircraft and avionics modernization program that will further differentiate the unique performance capabilities of the AN-74. In addition, Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company will receive orders for the manufacture of spare parts for aircraft, maintenance and pilot training. We must note that the agreement provides for project planning and implementation within a significant period of time. This means that the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company received a stable multi-year development plan, ensuring its efficient work, expansion of production facilities, providing new jobs, increase of profits and payments to the budget of Ukraine. In addition, such cooperation positively advances U.S. economic, policy and trade goals with Ukraine. "This investment agreement with the United States is extremely important for Ukraine. For the first time, the aircraft manufacturing company of our country has a powerful international investor who plans to provide consistent investments over a number of years. This demonstrates that UOP enterprises are reliable world-class partners, which guarantee high-quality and timely fulfillment of orders. In fact, it is a clear signal, "green-light", for other investors, considering opportunities for investing into Ukrainian high-tech industry. Oriole’s investment and operational support will significantly boost the country’s commercial manufacturing capabilities in the region and beyond, and presents a highly strategic opportunity to demonstrate the combined capabilities of a Ukraine-U.S. partnership”, - UOP Director General Roman Romanov, commenting on the agreements reached. "This is a monumental step towards our common goals. The partnership between Oriole, UKRBORONPROM and Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company transcends geographical boundaries to bring back to life one of the world’s most iconic and unique aircraft AN-74. We are delighted with the spirit of partnership and transparent cooperation that we have witnessed when working with Ukrainian enterprises. We look forward to realizing the potential of this exciting opportunity”, said Oriole Capital Group CEO Hossein Mousavi. The achieved agreement is the next stage in Ukrainian aviation industry development in accordance with UOP transformation plan. According to the plan, the aviation cluster – consolidating UOP aircraft manufacturing enterprises – was created and corporatization of the state enterprise "Antonov" and the state enterprise "Plant 410 of Civil Aviation", is already launched. Oriole Capital Group was founded by executives from Wamar International, a diverse manufacturing and services company engaged in armored vehicle manufacturing, gas turbine manufacturing, and aviation optimization technologies, and Aero-Pioneer Group, an airborne logistics company that owns and operates aircraft in austere environments on behalf of large NGOs and international organizations. The team consists of senior executives from leading aviation industry and regulatory organizations including Boeing, Hawker-Beechcraft, Cessna, Thales, United Airlines, Textron Aviation, Raytheon, and FAA. Visit www.OrioleCapitalGroup.com for more information. The State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Today, SC "Ukroboronprom" unites more than 100 enterprise-participants in 5 major defence industry sectors, particularly in armament and military equipment development and manufacture, scientific research, aviation and export-import operations. "Ukroboronprom" has more than 10 design bureaus, engaged in development, design and research, enabling State Concern to implement new solutions and innovations. State Concern employs approximately 80,000 highly skilled people. Many employees have high academic degrees in engineering, applied mathematics, physics, etc. Realizing the fact, that innovation requires skilled, educated specialists, State Concern management has initiated long-term cooperation with leading educational institutions of the country, the list of which is constantly increasing. The State Concern deepens cooperation with Ukrainian enterprises, strengthening internal cooperation of domestic manufacturers, and expands the range of foreign partners. "Ukroboronprom" has exporters, authorized by the state to supply Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations with armament and military equipment. Leaders of the State Concern have developed a promising model of industrial clusters with a clear specialization and a closed cycle of production to the final product.

UKROBORONPROM THANKS Military Prosecutor’s Office FOR RETURNING MYKOLAYIV SHIPBUILDING PLANT FUNDS

UKROBORONPROM THANKS Military Prosecutor’s Office FOR RETURNING MYKOLAYIV SHIPBUILDING PLANT FUNDS UKROBORONPROM THANKS Military Prosecutor’s Office FOR RETURNING MYKOLAYIV SHIPBUILDING PLANT FUNDS The Military Prosecutor's Office of the Southern Region of Ukraine - having processed the information request from the SC "UkrOboronProm" - defended the interests of the State Enterprise "Mykolayiv Shipbuilding Plant" in case of 800 thousand hryvnias private firms’ debts. According to decision of the Kyiv Economic Court and the Economic Court of Zaporizhzhya Region, claims for the repayment of funds to the company are satisfied. Violations of the entrepreneurs, who cooperated with the State Enterprise " Mykolayiv Shipbuilding Plant " (former State Enterprise "Shipyard named after 61 communards") were identified by the commission of the State Enterprise "UkrOboronProm" in February 2017 and the information was transferred to the prosecutor's office. "It was found that the debt arose as a result of late payments for services, provided under contracts to commercial structures. The entrepreneurs «forgot» to pay for services received at the time when there are significant arrears of wages at the state-owned enterprise " Mykolayiv Shipbuilding Plant ", which has strategic significance for the economy and security of the state. As of today, the military prosecutor's office is taking measures for execution of court decisions,"- informed the military prosecutor's office of the Southern region of Ukraine.

UNIQUE UKRAINIAN UAV “HORLYTSYA" PERFORMED ITS FIRST FLIGHT

UNIQUE UKRAINIAN UAV “HORLYTSYA" PERFORMED ITS FIRST FLIGHT UNIQUE UKRAINIAN UAV “HORLYTSYA" PERFORMED ITS FIRST FLIGHT The prototype of the new tactical UAV "Horlytsya", developed by UOP State Enterprise "Antonov", performed its first flight. "Today, the first flight tests of the operational-tactical UAV "Horlytsya", produced by the "Antonov" state enterprise, have already taken place. This UAV is capable of staying in flight for 7 hours, operating at a 5 thousand meters altitude, its range of flight is 1000+ kilometers", - mentioned Oleksandr Turchynov.  "Horlytsya" technical characteristics allow performing various functions, in particular reconnaissance, fire coordination, as well as engaging enemy target by using air-to-ground missiles. According to Oleksandr Turchynov, such UAVs are the future: "As soon as we optimize semistrategic level, the next step is strategic level UAV development ". "Horlytsya" uniqueness is that it is the first domestic platform, capable to perform combat tasks. Currently, such devices are produced by a number of countries in the world, primarily the United States, Israel, Italy, France, China, Turkey. Development of similar complexes, as a rule, required about five years and multimillion investments, while "Horlytsya" was developed at the expense of SE "Antonov". The UAV was designed to reinforce Ukrainian Ground Forces in conducting day and night reconnaissance under all weather conditions and transmitting the received data to the command post. Compared with other vehicles, "Horlytsya" can conduct air reconnaissance longer - not less than 7 hours; its tactical range is 120 km, the practical range is 1,050 km. "Horlytsya" is capable of conducting optoelectronic reconnaissance in the visible and infrared ranges. It automatically recognizes, captures and follows moving targets, aiming ammunition. The given UAV allows establish operational communications and support combat units that perform tasks in the tactical depth of the enemy. The UAV is part of a promising tactical unmanned aviation complex. It will consist of four drones of this type, a ground control station and facilities for launching and landing aircraft, transportation and repair.

UKRAINE AND THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND IDENTIFIED PROSPECTIVE WAYS OF MTC DEVELOPMENT

UKRAINE AND THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND IDENTIFIED PROSPECTIVE WAYS OF MTC DEVELOPMENT UKRAINE AND THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND IDENTIFIED PROSPECTIVE WAYS OF MTC DEVELOPMENT Strengthening military-technical cooperation (MTC) became the subject of the conversation between the Minister of Defense of Thailand Prawit Wongsuwon with the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak at the Tri-Service (ground, naval and air forces) and internal security International Defense Exhibition “Defense & Security 2017, ” held in Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand. The First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleg Gladkovsky and UKROBORONPROM specialists joined the negotiations. "We are ready to cooperate in the defense-industrial sphere and other bilateral issues. I invited my Thai counterpart to visit Ukraine and see for himself the changes, taking place in the Armed Forces of Ukraine," said Stepan Poltorak. The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" represents Ukraine at "Defense & Security-2017". Hi-tech product samples of the dozen leading Ukrainian MIC enterprises are represented at UOP booth.    

Minister of National Defense of Cambodia familiarized himself with UOP armored vehicles

Minister of National Defense of Cambodia familiarized himself with UOP armored vehicles Minister of National Defense of Cambodia familiarized himself with UOP armored vehicles Minister of National Defense of Cambodia Tea Banh familiarized himself with Ukrainian armored vehicles and capabilities of UKROBORONPROM enterprises at the Tri-Service (ground, naval and air forces) and internal security International Defense Exhibition “Defense & Security 2017,” held in Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand. Specialists of the State Company "Ukrspecexport" briefed Mr. Banh on operation and manufacturing capabilities of the Main Battle Tank "Oplot", armored personnel carriers BTR-3 and BTR-4 of various modifications, manufacture of engines and other components for armored vehicles by Ukrainian enterprises. The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" represents Ukraine at "Defense & Security-2017". Hi-tech product samples of the dozen leading Ukrainian MIC enterprises are represented at UOP booth.  

UKROBORONPROM REPRESENTS UKRAINE AT “DEFENSE & SECURITY-2017”

UKROBORONPROM REPRESENTS UKRAINE AT “DEFENSE & SECURITY-2017” UKROBORONPROM REPRESENTS UKRAINE AT “DEFENSE & SECURITY-2017” The State Concern “UKROBORONPROM” (UOP) represents Ukraine at Tri-Service (ground, naval and air forces) and internal security International Defense Exhibition “Defense & Security 2017” (Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand). Ukrainian MIC joint exposition will be represented at the booth B-17. In the framework of the given expo, UKROBORONPROM aims to expand cooperation with the Kingdom of Thailand, the country that operates military equipment, manufactured in Ukraine. In addition, a great number of negotiations with representatives from different countries is planned. Hi-tech product samples of the leading Ukrainian MIC enterprises will be represented at UOP booth. This year the following UOP enterprises will represent their products at “Defense & Security 2017”: SC “Ukrspetsexport,” SE "Ukroboronservis,”STIF “Ukrinmash,” State foreign trade and investment company “Promoboroneksport”- export and import of military and dual-use products and services; SJSHC “Artem” - production and export of more than 70 titles of special and aircraft equipment; medical equipment manufacturing; SE “Zhytomyr Armored Plant”: manufacture, overhaul and modernization of lightly-armored vehicles of various modifications: combat reconnaissance patrol vehicle “BRDM,” armored carrier, armored infantry carrier, airborne fighting vehicle, and their modifications; SE “Kyiv Armored Plant”: production of light armament of armored force vehicles; overhaul and modernization of armored, engineering and combat vehicles, weapon ordnance; production of spares for armored vehicles and armament; State Enterprise “Izyum Instrument-Making Plant”: optical devices manufacturing for military purposes; State Enterprise “State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch”: research, production, repair and modernization of guided missiles; SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau”: development and manufacture of armored vehicles; SE “Krasyliv Aggregate Plant”: products manufacture for both civil and military purposes; SE “Kharkiv Special Machine Plant”: development, production, sales, repair, modernization and recycling of armament, military special purpose equipment and ammunition; State Enterprise “Malyshev Plant”: heavy and lightly armored vehicles manufacture and modernization for the needs of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and foreign customers: “Oplot” tank, T-64 Tank modernization to the level BM “Bulat”, armored personnel carriers BTR-3 and BTR-4; Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-50 modernization. Civil purpose products manufacture: diesel locomotive engine and spares; PJSC “Kyiv Plant “Radar”: production of modern radio electronic and radar-tracking equipment for aircraft; UKROBORONPROM is a union of 100+ diversified defense industry enterprises, operating in the fields of development, production, sale, repair, modernization and disposition of weapons, military and special equipment, ammunition, engaging in military-technical cooperation with other countries.