SC "UkrOboronProm" encourages development of engineering industry enterprises in Ukraine. For the 1st half of 2016, the number of working plants in this sector has increased rapidly, as the State Concern attracted 296 domestic enterprises to import substitution program fulfillment. This is the result of the Memorandums of Cooperation signed by “UkrOboronProm” and Regional State Administrations.

"UkrOboronProm" has become a real economic powerhouse for national economy development, and we have official confirmation of this. We provide our machine-building enterprises with orders, and they employ Ukrainians and increase payments to the state budget,"- said UKROBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov.

According to him, enterprises of Kharkiv, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk and Chernihiv regions are the most active ones in working with "UkrOboronProm". For example, the industrial potential of Kharkiv region is used by 87%, and – according to the State Administration – Engineering index of the region reached 100%. In general, about 1,000 positions for MIC – previously supplied from Russia – are being replaced.

In February this year Kharkiv region enterprises concluded contracts for more than 100 defense industry products, previously supplied from abroad. According to the head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Igor Raynin, this is the result of import substitution program, developed together with UKROBORONPROM. In 4 months, the number of enterprises  that have joined the program has increased by 5 times, from 10 to 50. The machine-building sector is yielding profit.

"UkrOboronProm" signed 14 memorandums of cooperation with Regional State Administrations and Kyiv. Joined efforts prove their effectiveness. For example, Zhytomyr Armored Plant attracted 67 enterprises of various types of ownership to co-operation.