UKROBORONPROM Director General received French National Defenсe Gold Medal. Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Activity Denis Gurak received French National Defenсe Silver Medal. Awarding ceremony was held at the French Embassy in Ukraine, and the medals were given by the military attaché of the French Republic Colonel Jerome Mallarme.

"National Defenсe Medal may be awarded to French citizens, as well as to foreigners, who have made significant contribution in the development of military cooperation", – said Jerome Mallarme during the awarding ceremony.

According to UKROBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov, this event is the evidence of recognition of the systemic changes, occurring in Ukrainian defenсe industry.

"We appreciate the support, rendered to us by such an important country as France. In these difficult times value of such support can hardly be overemphasized. This means that UKROBORONPROM and the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine are on the right track of development and reform, and all our efforts receive proper assessment of our western partners. We hope that cooperation between our countries will strengthen", – said Roman Romanov.

Two representatives of the Ministry of Defenсe of Ukraine also received French National Defenсe Medal.

In 2016 UKROBORONPROM holds a course for transition to high-tech manufacturing, international standards (NATO) and supplying the army with modern types of armaments. The State Concern expands cooperation with NATO and the EU countries, as defined by the strategic course of the state.