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FINAL TESTING OF “VILKHA” MISSILE COMPLEX

FINAL TESTING OF “VILKHA” MISSILE COMPLEX FINAL TESTING OF “VILKHA” MISSILE COMPLEX The final testing of the “Vilkha” missile complex was conducted. Over a dozen of UKROBORONPROM enterprises, as well as other Ukrainian defense enterprises, were engaged in the manufacture of this missile complex. Fire tests were held in the Kherson region with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The President instructed to launch mass production of the missile in 2018. “Why is it so important? Not only because the Ukrainian Army will finally get a high-precision weaponry that will substantially increase the efficiency of the AFU units, but also because the “Vilkha” missile is fully made of Ukrainian details. Nobody can hinder us in producing this high-precision weaponry,” the Head of State emphasized.   Petro Poroshenko noted that the production of new high-precision weapons had been organized in such a short term for the first time. “Only two years ago, the NSDC made a decision to begin the missile program and today, we have finished testing. The missile will be added to the armory,” the President said. He reminded that before 2014, the capabilities of the AFU and the missile complex had been destroyed, production had been eliminated. “We have paid a very high price for that. Now, the enemy knows the potential of the Ukrainian defense-industrial complex, the Ukrainian Army. I can tell one specific figure: this missile is 10 times more precise and, accordingly, 10 times more efficient than the old multiple-launch rocket systems that have been in service since the Soviet Union times,” the Head of State emphasized. He congratulated the representatives of the Ukrainian defense-industrial complex, all the manufacturers who made every effort for this day to come true. The President also emphasized that new tasks had been set, including the development of cruise missiles. The Head of State stressed that Ukraine, in accordance with the independent international assessment, had entered the top 10 effective armies in Europe. “We are convinced that such steps increase our efficiency significantly and our partners, including those from NATO, can firmly count on the AFU’s strength. Just as we count on our partners,” the President said.

INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW “EURASIA-2018” STARTS IN TURKEY

INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW “EURASIA-2018” STARTS IN TURKEY INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW “EURASIA-2018” STARTS IN TURKEY Today, April 25, the international airshow “Eurasia-2018”, held in Antalya, Turkey, will start. UKROBORONPROM SE “Antonov” represents medium transport aircraft An-178 and An-77 in the framework of this expo. During the air show, these aircraft will perform demonstration flights. During Eurasia-2018, a number of meetings and negotiations with representatives of government agencies, industrial enterprises and air carriers of Turkey and other countries will be held to discuss the areas of cooperation under the programs: a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft An-178, An-148 / An-158 regional passenger aircraft, a promising STOL military transport aircraft An-188, UAVs. All these programs are planned to be developed and implemented in a wide-ranging international cooperation.

COMBAT MODULE "DUPLET" BY "ZHYTOMYR ARMORED PLANT": HEAVY FIRE AND DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM- VIDEO

COMBAT MODULE "DUPLET" BY "ZHYTOMYR ARMORED PLANT": HEAVY FIRE AND DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM- VIDEO COMBAT MODULE "DUPLET" BY "ZHYTOMYR ARMORED PLANT": HEAVY FIRE AND DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM- VIDEO UKROBORONPROM State Enterprise "Zhytomyr Armored Plant" continues work on increasing effectiveness of the combat module "Duplet", designed for modernization of armored vehicles. Demonstrated for the first time at the exhibition "Arms and Security-2016”, the combat module is optimized for use on BMP-2. If necessary, with minimal changes, this combat module can be mounted on other armored vehicles; For example, on the main battle tank T-64, turning it into a tank support fighting vehicle"Strazh" . During this time, "Zhytomyr Armored Plant" – using its own working capital – has been working to improve characteristics of the combat module. Specialists equipped the module with advanced fire system, allowing to track target in automatic mode, independently calculate ballistics and conduct accurate fire in all weather conditions, day and night. For this purpose, "Duplet" was re-equipped with a new thermal imager, allowing to recognize targets throughout the range of fire with all "Duplet" armament, including ATGM "Barrier". And during "Duplet" testing - recently held at one of Zhytomyr region firing grounds - high efficiency of these solutions has been demonstrated in practice. The main "Duplet" armament: two automatic 30-mm guns with maximum firing rate of about 1000 rounds per minute. It takes "Duplet" one second only to fire 16 rounds at the enemy. Heavy fire allows to put fortified weapon emplacements, light armored vehicles, manpower and low-flying helicopter type air targets out of action. "Duplet" has a significantly expanded ammunition, allowing effective long-duration combat. And two automatic guns can work in turn, doubling continuous fire duration without overheating the guns. Duplet is also armed with an automatic grenade launcher, two machine guns caliber 7.62 mm and four ATGM "Barrier" missile launchers. “The "Duplet" combat module is an effective solution to improve the effectiveness of infantry combat vehicles. Combining heavy firepower with an advanced fire control system ensures high precision of target destruction from the first round. At the same time, Duplet meets modern requirements for defense development. The solutions used allow to adapt it to many platforms - we are talking about the possibility of mounting it not only on IFVs and T-64, but also on other armored vehicles," – stressed Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the SC" UkrOboronProm".

UKRAINIAN RESEARCH DESIGN-ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF ELASTOMER MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS & "AVIAKON" MASTERED MANUFACTURE OF FLEXIBLE FUEL TANKS FOR MI-24

UKRAINIAN RESEARCH DESIGN-ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF ELASTOMER MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS & "AVIAKON" MASTERED MANUFACTURE OF FLEXIBLE FUEL TANKS FOR MI-24 UKRAINIAN RESEARCH DESIGN-ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF ELASTOMER MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS & "AVIAKON" MASTERED MANUFACTURE OF FLEXIBLE FUEL TANKS FOR MI-24 The enterprises of the SC "UkrOboronProm", the SE"Ukrainian Research Design-Engineering Institute of Elastomer Materials and Products" and the SE"Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon”, launched production of flexible fuel tanks for aviation equipment. The cooperation between Dnipro and Konotop enterprises was held in the framework of import substitution program. The SE "Ukrainian Research Design-Engineering Institute of Elastomer Materials and Products" developed technology, special technological equipment and mastered production of flexible fuel tanks’ kits for the Mi-24 helicopter. Mi-24 fuel system has five flexible fuel tanks, in the production of which rubber – produced by SE "Ukrainian Research Design-Engineering Institute of Elastomer Materials and Products", using materials of the leading world manufacturers - and other materials of domestic production are used. The results of tests of flexible fuel tanks, using the materials mentioned, demonstrated their compliance with the normative and operational documentation. Flexible fuel tanks are currently undergoing all necessary tests and the issue concerning using those for aviation equipment is being discussed. This development will allow replacing regular fuel tanks that are more heavyweight, less durable and more prone to damages. Using new fuel tanks will contribute to an increase in the operational characteristics of Ukrainian military equipment. Samples of flexible fuel tanks were exhibited at international expos, including at the DefExpo-2018 (India). The experience and achievements acquired are being used by specialists of enterprises to create flexible fuel tanks for other types of aviation equipment.          

SKDB "LUCH" TESTED IMPROVED ANTITANK GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM "SKIF"

SKDB "LUCH" TESTED IMPROVED ANTITANK GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM "SKIF" SKDB "LUCH" TESTED IMPROVED ANTITANK GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM "SKIF" Successful testing of the new AT guided missile system "Skif" modification (an export variant of the Ukrainian "Stugna-P"), developed by the UOP SE “State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch”, was successfully tested at one of the military testing grounds. The design of the advanced AT guided missile system "Skif" has undergone a number of changes in accordance with the requirements of the potential customer. All modifications aimed at adapting the launcher for use in soft soil and sand. First of all, we are talking about installing a powerful thermal imager, allowing to destroy the targets with the first shot, despite the difficult weather conditions, day and night. The missile itself has not changed, as originally was designed for use in all climatic and weather conditions, without exception. During the tests of the advanced AT guided missile system "Skif", developers and representatives of the customer's country were present. Representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were also present during the tests of the new SKDB "Luch"development. Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Colonel General Serhiy Popko, highly praised the modernization of the modern Ukrainian AT guided missile system, produced by SKDB "Luch". "Equipping a regular AT guided missile launcher with a powerful thermal imagery guarantees hitting the enemy's armored equipment in conditions of poor visibility at night, which once again confirms that our country has an extremely high scientific potential that allows to produce armament and military equipment samples at par with the leading countries," - added Serhiy Popko. The unique development of SKDB "Luch" specialists has a number of technical advantages that guarantee engagement of movable and immovable modern armored targets with combined, spaced or monolithic armor, including active armor. In addition, the Ukrainian missile complex is also capable of affecting small-scale targets such as weapon emplacements, tanks in the trench, light-armored objects and helicopters, making it a universal deterrent device on the battlefield.      

PAVLO BUKIN: UKRAINE AND THE PHILIPPINES WILL DEVELOP BILATERAL MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION

PAVLO BUKIN: UKRAINE AND THE PHILIPPINES WILL DEVELOP BILATERAL MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION PAVLO BUKIN: UKRAINE AND THE PHILIPPINES WILL DEVELOP BILATERAL MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION In the framework of Defense Services Asia (DSA) a meeting between the head of Ukrainian delegation, Director General of the SC “UkrOboronProm” Pavlo Bukin and Philippine Defense Undersecretary Ricardo A. David Jr was held. Pavlo Bukin emphasized the importance of deploying bilateral military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the Philippines. The parties discussed the prospects for deepening these relations, development of the relevant legal and contractual framework in particular. The parties identified further steps for development of practical cooperation in the defense sector. Advanced Ukrainian developments in armored vehicles, high-precision weapons and small arms were represented to the Department of National Defense (Philippines) representatives at UOP booth. Additional information: The International Exhibition Defense Services Asia (DSA) is one of Asia’s largest armaments and military forums. DSA is held under the auspices of the Malaysian Ministry of Defense. This year, Defense Services Asia 2018 takes place in Kuala Lumpur from April 16 to April 19. Ground force weapons, air defense, electronic warfare and communications, aviation technology, coastal weapons, armored vehicles and artillery systems, naval equipment and armaments, satellite and space technology, dual-use products are represented at DSA.  

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES PERSONALLY CHECKED THE QUALITY OF BMP-1AK IFVs DELIVERED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF MTC BETWEEN UKRAINE AND POLAND

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES PERSONALLY CHECKED THE QUALITY OF BMP-1AK IFVs DELIVERED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF MTC BETWEEN UKRAINE AND POLAND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES PERSONALLY CHECKED THE QUALITY OF BMP-1AK IFVs DELIVERED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF MTC BETWEEN UKRAINE AND POLAND The journalists had a chance to acquaint themselves with the BMP-1AK IFVs, delivered within the framework of military-technical cooperation (MTC) between Ukraine and Poland. During the 2nd press tour to one of the brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - attended by several dozen media representatives - journalists watched IFV crews’ firing exercises and had a chance to take a ride in IFVs. According to the military, the BMP-1AK has minimal mileage and gun barrel wear. In the last month, the vehicles traveled more than a hundred thousand kilometers and had about two dozen firing exercises. Despite such active operation, there were no complaints or technical malfunctions during this time. This is the second press tour already, held by UKROBORONPROM, together with the Ministry of Defense, during which Ukrainian journalists could independently check the quality of the vehicles. At the same time, the journalists of "Novoye Vremya" ignored these offers and published no material to refute their own manipulative publication.  

PAVLO BUKIN: ANTONOV AIRCRAFT WILL ALLOW MALAYSIA TO CONTROL THE COASTLINE

PAVLO BUKIN: ANTONOV AIRCRAFT WILL ALLOW MALAYSIA TO CONTROL THE COASTLINE PAVLO BUKIN: ANTONOV AIRCRAFT WILL ALLOW MALAYSIA TO CONTROL THE COASTLINE Ukraine and Malaysia discussed the practical aspects of organizing the constituent meeting of the joint committee on defense cooperation. The agreement was reached in August 2016 during the visit of the President of Ukraine to Malaysia. This was stated by Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the SC "UkrOboronProm" after the meeting with the Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia Dato Sri Abdul Rahim Bin Mohamad Radzi within the framework of the International Exhibition Defense Services Asia (DSA). He noted that the parties confirmed their readiness to further promote projects, successfully implemented in previous years. According to Pavlo Bukin, Ukraine and Malaysia have prospects of cooperation in supply and joint production of aviation equipment. According to him, during the negotiations the Ukrainian side represented Antonov aircraft, which may be of interest to Malaysian Armed Forces. "Antonov aircraft can provide control over the Malaysian seacoast. This issue is relevant to Malaysia. Ukraine is ready to engage in solving this issue," - said UKROBORONPROM Director General. Additional information: The International Exhibition Defense Services Asia (DSA) is one of Asia’s largest armaments and military forums. DSA is held under the auspices of the Malaysian Ministry of Defense. This year, Defense Services Asia 2018 takes place in Kuala Lumpur from April 16 to April 19. Ground force weapons, air defense, electronic warfare and communications, aviation technology, coastal weapons, armored vehicles and artillery systems, naval equipment and armaments, satellite and space technology, dual-use products are represented at DSA.