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UKROBORONPROM WILL MODERNIZE AN AIRCRAFT FOR THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OF PERU

UKROBORONPROM WILL MODERNIZE AN AIRCRAFT FOR THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OF PERU 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

DENYS KRAVCHENKO APPOINTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR SHIPBUILDING AND MARINE EQUIPMENT OF UKROBORONPROM 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 PAID UAH 55 MILLION SALARY ARREARS 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.

UKROBORONPROM FIRST PRESENTED THE VR-MODEL OF ITS DEVELOPMENT

UKROBORONPROM FIRST PRESENTED THE VR-MODEL OF ITS DEVELOPMENT UKROBORONPROM FIRST PRESENTED THE VR-MODEL OF ITS DEVELOPMENT The designers and engineers of the SE "Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau", which is a part of Ukroboronprom, presented the project of modern BMP-U IFV in VR mode at the Trans4mation Innovation Forum, held on November 22 in Kyiv. “For the first time the Concern presents a digital design model in virtual reality. We will expand this experience to all our enterprises – creating a digital platform for delivering standardized, one-of-a-kind services that will enable our professionals to reduce the distance between the customer and the enterprise, simplify communications and enhance the quality of our services”, - says Deputy Director General for Digitalization and Innovation Nadiia Vasylieva. She also noted that using VR allows us to counteract real-world design work and remove the boundaries between teams in different regions. The BMP-U IFV project was developed by the specialists of the SE "Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau" on their own initiative in response to the need of the military to improve combat characteristics of existing BMP.

THE UKROBORONPROM MANAGEMENT DISCUSSED CHANGES WITH THE AMERICAN ADVISORY GROUP

THE UKROBORONPROM MANAGEMENT DISCUSSED CHANGES WITH THE AMERICAN ADVISORY GROUP THE UKROBORONPROM MANAGEMENT DISCUSSED CHANGES WITH THE AMERICAN ADVISORY GROUP The new team of Ukroboronprom has met with the representatives of the advisers group of the Institute for Defense Analyses of the USA. Previously, the group experts made a nearly 2-weeks visit to the enterprises-members of Ukroboronprom in Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Lviv and Kharkiv regions, where they could evaluate their productive capacities and efficiency. ПDuring the meeting, the parties paid special attention to discussing financial and economic issues, the results of the activity of the state-production component of the Ukrainian defence industry, as well as further plans of transformational development of the enterprises-members of Ukroboronprom. “Our goal is to transform Ukroboronprom into an effective administrative body of defence industry state enterprises – they must meet the needs of our army and be cost-effective. To achieve this we cooperate with the international partners, analyze and choose the world's best solutions”, - said Roman Bondar, Deputy Director General for Transformation of Ukroboronprom. He added that digitalization and intellectual property protection would be one of the drivers of changes at the enterprises. In addition, Ukroboronprom will improve working conditions and strengthen social security of its employees. The issues of concern of the Ukroboronprom initiatives were updated during the discussions, including increase of transparency of the state defense order due to the expected changes to the legal acts, transition of all enterprises-participants of SC "Ukroboronprom" to open procedures for selection of suppliers using the system of public procurement “Prozorro" from 1 December 2019, the course of the financial audit, as well as other transformation processes, including the ways to corporate governance. It should be recalled that the advisory group of the Institute for Defense Analyses, headed by the Strategic Level Advisor on the Reform of the Defense Industry of Ukraine, Dr. Donald Charles Winter, formerly Secretary of the US Navy, provides advisory assistance at the strategic level on the reforms and development of the Ukroboronprom enterprises-members protection. The group’s work, which began in February 2019, was initiated by the country's leadership request to the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis during the visit to the United States in September 2018.

PLANT “MAYAK” PROPERTY COMPLEX PROTECTED FROM ILLIGAL SALE

PLANT “MAYAK” PROPERTY COMPLEX PROTECTED FROM ILLIGAL SALE PLANT “MAYAK” PROPERTY COMPLEX PROTECTED FROM ILLIGAL SALE The Court of Holosiiv District has protected the PJSC "Plant "Mayak" from the forced sale of real estate at a reduced appraised value by the state executor.  The transport workshop of the PJSC "Plant "Mayak" was put up for sale at the SETAM e-tendering system with the auction date set for 28 November 2019 at a starting price UAH 100 million lower than its market value.   As a result, Ukroboronprom appealed to the law enforcement agencies with a report on a criminal offense. Today the Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv has prevented the illegal alienation of the Plant “Mayak” state property complex. “At the request of the Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv, the Holosiiv District Court of Kyiv seized the Ukroboronprom PJSC "Plant "Mayak" state property complex with a total area of about 20.000 square metres to prevent its sale at the auction of the SE “SETAM” at the reduced initial costs”, - the prosecutor's office said. According to the information provided by the Ukroboronprom, in the course of criminal investigation into the organization of fraudulent scheme for sale of the PJSC "Mayak Plant” property, it was found that the former official of the enterprise promised the commercial structure representative to assist in the purchase of the specified complex through the SETAM e-tendering system. The fraudulent scheme was exposed and its organizer was detained. It should be noted that earlier at the appeal of Ukroboronprom to the Supreme Court, the decision of the Kyiv Court of Appeal for which the property was tried for sale was appealed in cassation. The Concern thanks the law enforcement agencies and the State Executive Service of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for their prompt action and protection of the state enterprise property from unlawful alienation.

PURCHASERS OF UKROBORONPROM LEARNED TO WORK PROZORRO

PURCHASERS OF UKROBORONPROM LEARNED TO WORK PROZORRO PURCHASERS OF UKROBORONPROM LEARNED TO WORK PROZORRO The procurement specialists of the Ukroboronprom enterprises-members have completed their trainings for transition to work with Prozorro. The event was led by Procurement Director Nadiia Bihun in order to teach people to work with this system and to fully transit the acquisitions of the Concern enterprises to Prozorro from 1 December 2019.  “As Prozorro works on “an all-seeing-all” principle, for us the transition to the open platform is a very important step to clear procurement process against corruption risks. The purpose of this training is to implement new procurement policy through Prozorro. In my opinion, the lively discussion format has the greatest effect as each participant may ask questions and comment some important issues”, - says Nadiia Bihun.   She noted that the purchasers of Ukroboronprom and most of its enterprises-members are already successful in making procurements through e-tendering platforms and know how to use the particular instruments. With the transition to Prozorro we will involve to the procurement process bigger number of suppliers and will get the best prices at the open, competitive market. The training was attended by 87 specialists from 71 enterprises-members of Ukroboronprom. On the whole the Ukroboronprom enterprises purchase over UAH 4 billion annually. These purchases will become open and clear to everyone – this is the position of the new Ukroboronprom team. It should be reminded that Ukroboronprom has already adopted a new provision on threshold procurement – from now on, the purchases of the Concern over UAH 25 thousand will be obligatory carried out through Prozorro – and has initiated the procedures of transfer property for rent transition to Prozorro.Sales for its 118 state enterprises-members.

NADIIA VASYLIEVA WAS APPOINTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DIGITALIZATION AND INNOVATION OF UKROBORONPROM

NADIIA VASYLIEVA WAS APPOINTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DIGITALIZATION AND INNOVATION OF UKROBORONPROM NADIIA VASYLIEVA WAS APPOINTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DIGITALIZATION AND INNOVATION OF UKROBORONPROM Director General of Ukroboronrpom Aivaras Abromavicius appointed Nadiia Vasylieva as Deputy Director General for Digitalization and Innovation of the Concern. The main task is to create an innovative ecosystem for the military industry based on Ukroboronprom. The main directions of its implementation should be noted: 1. Digital transformation of the enterprises-members of the Concern, which means creation of customer-oriented innovations in products and processes, as well as creation of new flexible business models of development and production in partnership and cooperation; 2. Construction of a virtualized Joint Competence Center with the Scientific and Technical Council with sectoral directions inside, which should strengthen the work of design bureaus and enable commercialization of innovations; 3. Preparation of technology transfer for joint ventures and the possibility of rapid implementation of innovations with the involvement of research institutes, startups, scientists, innovators, inventors; 4. Creation of a cyber-subdivision that will build new products based on data or using it; 5. Implementation of project activity on the basis of flexibility and efficiency, as well as development of a modern communication system. Nadiia Vasylieva is PhD in Economics as well as a Master in International Law, holds a postgraduate degree in marketing of British CIM and held an EMBA, is a graduate of American MIT in Digital Transformation. She was the CEO of “Microsoft Ukraine”.