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GOVERNMENT APPROVES UKRAINE’S DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

GOVERNMENT APPROVES UKRAINE’S DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY GOVERNMENT APPROVES UKRAINE’S DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY   Ukraine's government has approved and submitted to the National Security and Defense Council the Strategy for the Development of the Defense Industry. Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers adopted the document at the government meeting on April 14.   According to the Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the Development Strategy contains the main goals and priorities of the development of the defense industry, taking into account the current threats.   "An important focus of the Strategy is controlling product quality in accordance with NATO standards, corporatization of defense industry enterprises, the import substitution of critical materials, and the support of innovation through stimulating economic and financial mechanisms," the Prime Minister said.   Denys Shmygal added that Ukraine's international partners do support the document, as well as the  industry experts have held several rounds of discussions of the Strategy.  

UOP DEFENCE ENTERPRISES ARE READY TO PRODUCE TWICE AS MANY OF MILITARY HARDWARE FOR UKRAINE’S STATE ORDER 

UOP DEFENCE ENTERPRISES ARE READY TO PRODUCE TWICE AS MANY OF MILITARY HARDWARE FOR UKRAINE’S STATE ORDER  UOP DEFENCE ENTERPRISES ARE READY TO PRODUCE TWICE AS MANY OF MILITARY HARDWARE FOR UKRAINE’S STATE ORDER  State defense enterprises being a part of Ukraine's largest defence contractor Ukroboronprom, are ready to manufacture twice as many products in case of need. After all, the timely and qualitative provision of Ukraine's Armed Forces with military hardware and weapons is a top-priority task for the State Concern.  "Given the aggressor country's build up of troops near the state border of Ukraine, the Concern has developed and sent enterprises   an action plan for strengthening our defense capability," Yuriy Husyev, General Director, said.  In 2020, Ukroboronprom carried out a state defense order by 100%, with every 5th contract ahead of schedule.  In total, production volumes in 2020 amounted to 30.2 bln UAH. However, the potential of state defense enterprises is much stronger.  The State Concern "Ukroboronprom" and its enterprises are on guard for national interests of Ukraine, contributing to strengthening the defense capability of Ukraine on a daily basis. 

UKRAINE’S ARMY RECEIVES MODERNIZED MI-8MT

UKRAINE’S ARMY RECEIVES MODERNIZED MI-8MT UKRAINE’S ARMY RECEIVES MODERNIZED MI-8MT The State Enterprise SE “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant "Aviakon", which is a part of Ukroboronprom, Ukraine's largest state-run defense contractor, handed over a repaired and modernized Mi-8MT helicopter to the Ukrainian Air Force.  The specialists of the "Aviakon" plant  installed home-produced active and passive missile defense systems with infrared homing warheads and armored plates.  The propeller was also equipped with two sets of satellite navigation system, radar transponder, emergency beacon, solid-state emergency operational recorder of flight information with the ability to record the conversations of crew members. This allows exercising flights in accordance with the requirements of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).  In addition, the car now has a modern radio altimeter, a highly reliable shortwave radio, a two-stream landing system through the cargo sash and an aircraft searchlight.  It should be added that the helicopter may be promptly refitted with modern imported meteorological locator in order to perform flight operations in amid poor weather conditions.  SE "Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant" Aviakon "specializes in overhaul, re-equipment and modernization of Mi-2, Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-24, Mi-35 and Mi-26 helicopters of all modifications, is also eligible to performing serial repair and modernization works of Mi-14 helicopters.  "Aviakon" is the only enterprise in Ukraine that possess the technology of full cycle overhaul of helicopters designed by Mil Helicopter Plant (with exception of repairs of main gearboxes and aircraft engines) and works on re-equipment and modernization. 

UKROBORONPROM’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: GROWING EXPORTS & IMPORTS

UKROBORONPROM’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: GROWING EXPORTS & IMPORTS UKROBORONPROM’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: GROWING EXPORTS & IMPORTS Last week, Yuriy Husyev, Ukroboronprom's General Director, held several high-level meetings both in Ukraine and abroad. "We are currently stepping up our cooperation with other countries and proving that we are a reliable partner and supplier of quality products and services. The trust of international partners is growing," the head of Ukrоboronprom Yuriy Husyev said. In January - March 2021 Ukroboronprom's exporting companies made three times more trade contracts and increased the volume of export-import transactions by 55% comparing to the same period last year. " Ukraine & the State of Qatar Ukroboronprom signed a memorandum with the Barzan Holdings in the framework of the official visit of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyу to the State of Qatar on Monday, April 5. Ukraine & the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Apart from that Yuriy Husyev had a number of working meetings with ambassadors of partner countries. Namely, during a meeting with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Noel Israel Khokhar, the head of Ukroboronprom expressed confidence in the great potential of our countries' partnership in the field of military-technical cooperation. We are already have successful projects and the work on expanding cooperation is underway. Ukraine & Azerbaijan Ukroboronprom's General Director discussed the prospects of deepening a mutually beneficial partnership with Azerbaijani Ambassador Elmira Akhundova. The meeting was held in the frameworks of a working visit of a delegation headed by Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Alexei Reznikov to Baku. Donor Conference Besides, Ukroboronprom also held a donor conference of Ukraine's largest defence contractor with the participation of NATO Representative in Ukraine Oleksandr Vinnikov, ambassadors and extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of a number of partner countries to Ukraine. They talked about the need to reform Ukraine's defense industry in order to strengthen the defense capability of our state, the importance of adopting the draft law No. 3822 and a comprehensive reform of the Concern. Roman Bondar, First Deputy General Director of Ukroboronprom, presented his vision of specific areas of cooperation and joint projects. The concern highly appreciates the international support both of its team and the reform of Ukroboronprom. Ukraine & Turkey On Saturday, April 10, Yuriy Husyev took part in the meeting of the Strategic Group chaired by the Presidents of Ukraine and Turkey. An agreement on deepening military-technical cooperation was reached with the Turkish partners.   [gallery columns="5" size="medium" link="file" ids="12276,12277,12278,12280,12279"]

YURIY HUSYEV: "DRAFT LAW NO. 3822 — DECISIVE STEP FOR DEVELOPMENT OF STATE DEFENSE INDUSTRY"

YURIY HUSYEV: "DRAFT LAW NO. 3822 — DECISIVE STEP FOR DEVELOPMENT OF STATE DEFENSE INDUSTRY" YURIY HUSYEV: "DRAFT LAW NO. 3822 — DECISIVE STEP FOR DEVELOPMENT OF STATE DEFENSE INDUSTRY" Yuriy Husyev, General Director of Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s largest state-run defense contractor, took part in the round table "Reforming the Defense Industry: investment and innovation development to increase Ukraine's defense capacity." The meeting was held by the Concern and the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The head of Ukroboronprom stressed that it is dangerous to preserve the Concern in the form it was created under Yanukovych. This not only causes financial losses, but also hinders the strengthening of the state's defense capacity and prevents the defense sector from developing. The adoption of the draft law No. 3822 in the second reading in Ukraine's parliament should become a decisive step towards the transformation of the Concern into a modern transparent and efficient company and the recovery of the entire state defense. "This is necessary to timely provide high-quality weaponry and military hardware for Ukraine's Armed Forces, technology transfer, opportunities for creating joint ventures and attract investment, including direct foreign investment. It is important to pool the efforts together in order to finalize the draft law taking into account all proposals and bring the draft law to the 2nd reading in the parliament",  Yuriy Husyev said. The discussion was moderated by Anatoliy Kinakh, the President of Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The discussion was also attended by Oleksandr Zavitnevych, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, Leonid Kozachenko, Chairman of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Denys Krasnikov, Vice President of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In order to focus the efforts on the development of Ukraine's defense industry, the State Concern Ukroboronprom and Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs signed a memorandum.

UKROBORONPROM INCREASES PRODUCTION VOLUMES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2021 (INFOGRAPHICS) 

UKROBORONPROM INCREASES PRODUCTION VOLUMES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2021 (INFOGRAPHICS)  UKROBORONPROM INCREASES PRODUCTION VOLUMES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2021 (INFOGRAPHICS)  In the first quarter of the current year, the total production of the enterprises of the State Concern "Ukroboronprom" (goods, works, services) came close to 7 billion hryvnias (appr. 250.6 mln USD) in cash equivalent, which is 5.1% higher than in the same period of 2020.  The largest share to the overall result - over 3.2 billion UAH (appr. 114.5 mln USD) comes to aircraft engineering and repair.  Production of high-precision weapons and ammunition exceeded UAH 1.4 billion (appr.  50 mln dollars).  The enterprises of the tank and automotive command, produced works and provided services for over 1.3 billion UAH (appr. 46.5 mln dollars).  The share of radar-location, radio communications and special devices is over 0.6 billion UAH (appr. 24 mln dollars), and shipbuilding, ship and marine hardware repair is over 0.3 billion UAH (appr. 10.7 mln dollars).  The largest growth compared to the first quarter of last year was achieved in aircraft engineering and repair (28%), radar-positioning (28%) and high-precision weapons and ammunition (25%).  Apart from that, in the first quarter of 2021, special exporting enterprises increased the volume of export-import operations (shipment of products/receipt of funds) by 55% compared to the same period last year.  "We are working to carry out our main task - strengthening the state defense capabilities and providing Ukraine's army with weapons and military hardware. We are developing partnerships with foreign countries and powering up our status as a reliable supplier of quality products to world markets," Yuriy Husyev said. 

UKROBRONPROM SAVES OVER 32 MLN USD (900 MLN UAH) ON PROCUREMENT (INFOGRAPHICS)

UKROBRONPROM SAVES OVER 32 MLN USD (900 MLN UAH) ON PROCUREMENT (INFOGRAPHICS) UKROBRONPROM SAVES OVER 32 MLN USD (900 MLN UAH) ON PROCUREMENT (INFOGRAPHICS) Since January 1, 2020, Ukroboronprom saved over 32 mln USD (900 mln UAH) due to the voluntary transition of Ukroboronprom's enterprises to procurement via Prozorro system. During this time, the Concern's companies launched and ran over 27,000 tenders for over 392 million dollars (11 bln UAH). The main object of purchase expenditures of Ukroboronprom falls for various alloys, spare parts for military equipment, fasteners and electrical equipment. Due to open and transparent procurement procedures, over 6,000 unique suppliers participated in tenders: an average of 2.2 suppliers competed in tenders. Before 2020, the Concern's purchases took place on a closed site – only registered suppliers could participate in tenders. However, taking into account that the vast majority of procurement does not make a military secret, and the Law of Ukraine On Public Procurement does not apply to Ukroboronprom, the State Concern compelled all its companies to voluntarily switch to the Prozorro system from January 1, 2020. “In spite of opposition of some enterprises, Prozorro system allows them to save up to 50% of their budgets for the desired products or services. Due to competition in the auction we get the best prices. For example, we saved 84% of the allocated budget for the purchase of sanitary and hygienic treatment services for the Concern's premises in connection with COVID-19: during the auction the price dropped from 11,800 USD (331,000 UAH) to 1,800 USD (51,000 UAH),” Roman Avramov, acting Procurement Director of Ukroboronprom said. "Ukraine's state defense industry is also waiting for a fully valid launch of the Law of Ukraine On Defense Procurement, which should radically change the system of procurement of military equipment, goods, services and weapons for the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. After all, transparent defense procurement is Ukraine's course to NATO, stated in the Constitution. We hope that all the necessary regulations will be adopted in the near future, and defense procurement will fall under democratic civilian control," Yuriy Husyev, General Director of Ukroboronprom, added.

LVIV ARMORED PLANT UPGRADES FIVE T-64 AND T-72 TANKS FOR UKRAINE’S ARMED FORCES

LVIV ARMORED PLANT UPGRADES FIVE T-64 AND T-72 TANKS FOR UKRAINE’S ARMED FORCES LVIV ARMORED PLANT UPGRADES FIVE T-64 AND T-72 TANKS FOR UKRAINE’S ARMED FORCES The state-owned enterprise Lviv Armored Plant, a part of Ukroboronprom, handed over five modernized T-64 and T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian military. The works were carried out ahead of schedule and with limited funding. The tanks are equipped with modern fire control systems, internal and external communication systems, day and night vision devices, rear view cameras, satellite navigation and dynamic protection. This is the second hand over of military equipment from Lviv Armored Plant to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine this year. The first batch consisted of anther 10 modernized combat vehicles. "In the first quarter of the year, the plant exceeded the production plan by more than 20 million UAH (over 0.7 mln USD) in cash equivalent," Viktor Androschuk, director of Lviv Armored Plant said. Lviv Armored Plant manufactures and repairs military equipment, including armored fire engines GPM-72 and GPM-54, armored repair and evacuation vehicles Lev and Zubr and  Dozor-B tactical armored wheeled vehicle. The company also provides heavy support and upgrades T-72, T-64 tanks and a number of special engineering machines. The state-owned enterprise Lviv Armored Plant, a part of Ukroboronprom, handed over five modernized T-64 and T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian military. The works were carried out ahead of schedule and with limited funding. The tanks are equipped with modern fire control systems, internal and external communication systems, day and night vision devices, rear view cameras, satellite navigation and dynamic protection. This is the second hand over of military equipment from Lviv Armored Plant to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine this year. The first batch consisted of anther 10 modernized combat vehicles. "In the first quarter of the year, the plant exceeded the production plan by more than 20 million UAH (over 0.7 mln USD) in cash equivalent," Viktor Androschuk, director of Lviv Armored Plant said. Lviv Armored Plant manufactures and repairs military equipment, including armored fire engines GPM-72 and GPM-54, armored repair and evacuation vehicles Lev and Zubr and  Dozor-B tactical armored wheeled vehicle. The company also provides heavy support and upgrades T-72, T-64 tanks and a number of special engineering machines.