LVIV ARMORED PLANT HAS FULFILLED THE STATE DEFENCE ORDER IN ADVANCE The State Enterprise “Lviv Armored Plant”, the enterprise-member of the SC “Ukroboronprom”, has fulfilled the terms of the contract for repair of the T-72 tanks in advance and cope the additional state defence order. This was announced by Deputy Director General for Armored, Radar and Special Vehicles of Ukroboronprom Ihor Fomenko. “Lviv Armored Plant managed to repair the T-72 tanks ahead of schedule and repaired another 3 units of such armored vehicles in the terms stipulated by the initial contract. This year’s state defence order was fulfilled by the enterprise”, - pointed Ihor Fomenko. Lviv Armored Plant can carry out the light maintenance and recuperation of T-72 tanks, armored recovery vehicles BRM-1, engineering disbarrage machine ІМР-2 and infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1. The plant specialists also conduct the repair of the tank engines, 1A-40 sights and T-72 tanks spare parts. It should be reminded that the SE “Lviv Armored Plant” is not only a repair plant, but also a production one. The plant can produce “Dozor-B” light armored personnel carrier, as well as GPM-54-01 fire fighting panzer.
UKROBORONPROM WILL MODERNIZE AN AIRCRAFT FOR THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OF PERU The State Concern “Ukroboronprom” and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru have signed a number of cooperation agreements in the field of life extension of the “Antonov” aircraft fleet. This was reported by Ruslan Korzh, Deputy Director General for Aircraft and Missiles at a panel discussion on the solution of urgent problems and further development of Ukrainian aviation industry “Current State and Prospects of Aviation Industry Enterprises”. Under these agreements, the Ukrainian party will develop the plan to overhaul, retrofit and service the “Antonov” aircraft previously operated by different agencies of the Ministry of Interior of Peru. After considering the solutions offered by Ukroboronprom enterprises, the customer will determine the terms and conditions of the work. The implementation of the agreement will allow to extend the life of aircraft that will be certified by the manufacturer – the SE “Antonov”, the enterprise-member of Ukroboronprom. In addition, the aircraft will be retrofitted to meet the current operating conditions and needs of Peru's special and security agencies. “In this way we will extend the life of the “Antonov” aircraft in Peru, which have proven its efficiency and necessity to the customer, and will also load our enterprises with work. We are implementing the action plan that the new team of Ukroboronprom has developed. Ukrainian aviation industry will receive more orders and expand the sales geography for their products and services”, - commented Ruslan Korzh, Deputy Director General for Aircraft and Missiles. It should be reminded, earlier this year SFTE “Spetstechnoexport”, the enterprise-member of Ukroboronprom, has signed a contract with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru for supply of An-178 medium transport aircraft. Terms of the contract provide the production and delivery of the Ukrainian aircraft for the needs of the National Police of Peru, provision of training, aftersales service and extended warranties.  
DENYS KRAVCHENKO APPOINTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR SHIPBUILDING AND MARINE EQUIPMENT OF UKROBORONPROM Director General of Ukroboronprom Aivaras Abromavicius appointed Denys Kravchenko as Deputy Director General for Shipbuilding and Marine Equipment. The main task in the Denys Kravchenko’s work is financial recovery of industry enterprises. The main directions of his work are the following: - Production optimization; - Debt restructuring and payment of wage arrears at the enterprises; - Foreign projects portfolio expansion for shipbuilding enterprises and introduction of a marketing function in the industry; - Increase of production efficiency. Denys Kravchenko worked at the State Enterprise “Gas Turbine Research and Production Complex “Zorya”-“Mashproekt”, later he headed the department of industry and energy of “Schneider Electric”. Studied at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School (the USA).
UKROBORONPROM PAID UAH 55 MILLION SALARY ARREARS Ukroboronprom has started to pay salary arrears for employees of the enterprises-members of the Concern. As for today UAH 55 million of debt have already been repaid to the employees of the marine and armored divisions enterprises. This is 10% of the total debt. By the end of 2019, it is planned to repay a total UAH 101 million for 15 enterprises. This is the first effect of systemic solutions on financial recovery of Ukroboronprom. Debt repayment has become possible due to the closure of internal debt. In addition, thanks to effective communication between the enterprises, Ukroboronprom has reduced the internal debt for UAH 160 million, and today the total amount of debt is UAH 344 million. The Concern has stabilized 4 enterprises: Kharkiv Machine Building Design Bureau named after A.A. Morozov, Zhytomyr and Mykolaiv Armored Plants and Kherson State Plant “Pallada” among them. Ukroboronprom continues the enterprises’ analysis and updates the information regarding the debts and the process of its repayment.
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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.