On April 29 leaders of Ukraine’s largest defence contractor Ukroboronprom had a meeting with Oleksandr Vinnikov, the head of the NATO Liaison Office, and representatives of the NATO headquarters. Support and assistance to Ukroboronprom in the realization of the defence industry reform was the subject for the discussion among other topics.
Yuriy Husyev, the Head of the state concern spoke of the pace of the reform of Ukraine’s defense industry complex based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – transparence, openness, accountability proper administration.
“Ukroboronprom intends to introduce new world developments, to modernise scientific and manufacturing base of member enterprises, as well as to create extremely favourable environment for technology transfer. This all shall become possible after Ukraine’s parliament adopt the draft law 3822 , which is currently under consideration by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence before it is discussed in the parliament in the second reading. And before that in the framework of preparation for corporatisation we put on table having a scientific and practical conference in innovations in Ukraine’s defence," Yuriy Husyev, General Director of Ukroboronprom said.
Roman Bodnar, the first Deputy General Director told about the progress in implementing anticorruption policy and compliance by the state concern, he also offered the NATO Liaison Office to hold a hackathon with weapon and military hardware developers in order to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning for manufacturing.
As it was reported earlier, Ukroboronprom pays great attention to the educational programs. Thus, the Concern together with the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” opened the School of Professional Development for Design Engineers. The partnership stipulates for creating a training program for design engineers named after Oleh Antonov. Ukroboronprom is also cooperating with the Kyiv School of Economics, National Aerospace University named after M. Zhukovsky, Odesa National Polytechnic University and other leading educational and scientific institutions.