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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.

UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT APPROVES ANTONOV’S FINANCIAL PLAN FOR 2021

UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT APPROVES ANTONOV’S FINANCIAL PLAN FOR 2021 UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT APPROVES ANTONOV’S FINANCIAL PLAN FOR 2021 Ukraine'e Cabinet of Ministers approved financial plan of the State Enterprise "Antonov", which is part of Ukroboronprom, for 2021. In particular, from now on Antonov will be able to use credit funds for the construction of three An-178 military transport aircraft for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal signed the order on Friday, April 2. "This is an important condition for the successful implementation of the state contract, signed at the end of 2020 with the support and in the presence of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy between the "Antonov" aviation plant and Ukraine's Defense Ministry. This historic agreement provides for the production of three An-178 military transport aircrafts for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," stated the General Director of the State Concern Ukroboronprom Yuriy Husyev. In order to meet the needs of the Armed Forces in time, the company began performing the contract at its own expense. Approval of the financial plan allows using loan funds provided for in the contract with JSC "Ukreximbank". "Antonov" plant plans to complete assembling  the fuselage of the first An-178 for the Ukrainian army by May 31.

UKROBORONPROM EXTENDS COOPERATION WITH ANTI-CORRUPTION NGOS FOR TRANSPARENT OPERATION OF CONCERN’S ENTERPRISES

UKROBORONPROM EXTENDS COOPERATION WITH ANTI-CORRUPTION NGOS FOR TRANSPARENT OPERATION OF CONCERN’S ENTERPRISES UKROBORONPROM EXTENDS COOPERATION WITH ANTI-CORRUPTION NGOS FOR TRANSPARENT OPERATION OF CONCERN’S ENTERPRISES State Concern “Ukroboronprom" together with NGO "Together Against Corruption” launch a pilot project promoting transparent operation of enterprises-members of the Concern. The parties made an agreement on implementation of the project and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on April 2. The Memorandum of Cooperation involves development of the pilot project on detecting existing corruption risks and addressing them in the activity of Ukroboronprom’s enterprises. Besides, Yuriy Husyev, General Director of Ukroboronprom, agreed with Oksana Velychko, the Head of "Together Against Corruption” NGO, to  confirm the next steps in development and implementation of complex anti-corruption programmes. “Vague procedures and noneffective practices resulting in corruption at Ukroboronprom enterprises should depart into oblivion. I’m sure that recommendations by the anti-corruption experts will help us introduce transparent, open, non-discrimination and competitive rules for all enterprises that work on strengthening Ukraine’s defensive capacity,” Yuriy Husyev said.

Yuriy Husyev discuss concern’s corporatization, reform of defense industry with G7 ambassadors

Yuriy Husyev discuss concern’s corporatization, reform of defense industry with G7 ambassadors Yuriy Husyev discuss concern’s corporatization, reform of defense industry with G7 ambassadors Yuriy Husyev, General Director of State Concern Ukroboronprom, had an online meeting with G7 ambassadors to discuss corporatization of the concern and building military technology partnership on April 1. Representatives of G7 expressed their support to the process of transformation of Ukraine’s largest state-run defense contractor. They also hope that the reform shall give an impulse for further development of Ukraine’s defence complex and have a positive impact on the state of Ukraine’s national security. “I’d like to thank the G7 ambassadors for their attention to Ukraine’s defensive industry and for their support of transformation of Ukroboronprom,” Yuriy Husyev said.