April 5 at 2:05 a.m. in the production premises of UKROBORONPROM State Enterprise "Research and Production Complex “Photoprylad” (Cherkassy), a security alarm sounded and explosion was recorded.
Representatives of the police, the Security service of Ukraine and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine were called to scene of the accident. During the inspection of the premises – by crater and debris tracks – RGD-5 grenade explosion was detected and reported about another grenade of this type, which hadn’t go off as grenade pin was not pulled out completely.
There are no victims. The windows were shattered by the explosion. The extent of material damage is being assessed.
Director General of the SC "UkrOboronProm" Pavlo Bukin said that an order on increasing security measures at UOP enterprises is being prepared.
Law enforcers are currently analyzing evidence found and security camera footage that could capture offenders. The enterprise production processes were not interrupted.
SE "Research and Production Complex “Photoprylad” is a strategic enterprise for the defense industry of Ukraine, specializing in the development and manufacture of night vision devices, sighting systems, guidance and fire control systems for armored vehicles and military aircraft. The high-tech products of the enterprise are used in “Bulat” and “Oplot” tanks, as well as in anti-tank missile complexes for helicopters.