The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" initiates creation of a working group to develop a new version of the Law of Ukraine "On State Defense Order." The objective of the group’s work is generating effective offers that will increase Ukraine’s defense capability, improve planning and placement of the state defense order, concluding state contracts and their implementation.

It is in the interests of UKROBORONPROM to ensure that the state defense order is an effective tool, enhancing the development of Ukrainian industry, to become the locomotive for the high-tech sector of economy. For this purpose, the state defense order is to become more open, having effective mechanisms for ensuring competition and equal conditions for all manufacturers, of both state and private property", – said Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the SC "UkrOboronProm".

Developing the framework for a more transparent, clear and commercially grounded defense order is among the main tasks of the working group.  In addition, new principles of the state order placement for law enforcement agencies are to reorient the domestic defense complex from export to the needs of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.

The first meeting of the working group is expected to take place on June 1, 2018. UOP management invited representatives of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense, the National Guard, the Security Service of Ukraine, other security forces and law enforcement agencies to join the process of developing proposals for the state defense order improvement. In addition, representatives of public organizations – including the international ones – are invited to join the working group.