UOP IMPLEMENTS POLICY FOR IMPROVING QUALITY AND STANDARDIZATION IN THE FIELD OF WEAPONS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE

Increasing efficiency of the quality management system, introducing new production standards – including NATO standards – addressing systemic issues of the life cycle of weapons and military equipment, as well as improving qualifications of specialists in the field of quality, standardization and metrology, are the main components of UKROBORONPROM (UOP) policy in the field of weapons and military equipment manufacture.

These and other questions were discussed during the scientific and practical seminar, held at the State Enterprise "Malyshev Plant".

The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff of the Armed Forces, National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine, research institutions, the Institute of Metrology, public organizations and forty UOP enterprises.

Thus, the participants consider it necessary together with the relevant structural units of the Ministry of Defense to identify and resolve the priority issues of standardization in the field of production and repair of military equipment. First of all, it is about improving the procedure for submission and satisfaction of possible customer claims about weapons and military equipment, repaired by UOP enterprises. Also, the mechanism for determining warranty obligations after weapons and military equipment repair – according to relevant contracts – requires further work.

According to the seminar participants, it is worth creating an electronic information database on issues of quality, standardization and metrology in the field of production of weapons and military equipment, in accordance with the existing opportunities of UOP enterprises. It should contain a list of standards, testing equipment, laboratories, etc. at the enterprises. Creation of such an information base will allow internal co-operation deepening and saving resources.

The seminar also addressed the question of compliance assessment of the products, manufactured in the framework of import substitution and standardization of import substitution procedures.

According to the results of the seminar, it is proposed to continue training for specialists of UOP enterprises-participants on issues of quality, standardization and other areas, related to production of weapons and military equipment and the implementation of the state defense order.