About the Reform


On 21 March 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a resolution to transform the State Concern "UkrOboronProm" into the Joint Stock Company "Ukrainian Defense Industry". It was the starting point of Ukroboronprom's transformation into a modern high-tech defense company with 100% state-owned shares.

On 4 May 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a Resolution "On Establishment of the Ukrainian Defense Industry Joint Stock Company", which is one of the key steps towards reforming the public sector of our country's defense industry.

The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" was liquidated on 28 June 2023. Instead, the Ukrainian Defense Industry Joint Stock Company was established. By the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Herman Smetanin was appointed as the Director General of the Company.

"The newly appointed Director General has three main tasks: to increase production of ammunition and military equipment, to build an effective anti-corruption infrastructure in the company and to transform Ukroboronprom. These are important steps towards implementing "'ironclad changes' in the domestic defense industry. Together, we are going to strengthen the defense industry, significantly increase production volumes and rates and, as a result, make it the driver of the country's economic recovery," said Oleksandr Kamyshin, Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine.


The Law "On the peculiarities of reforming the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the state form of ownership" stipulates for transforming Ukroboronprom State Concern into a completely new modern defense-industry company: accountable to the state shareholder, open to investors, predictable for partners, efficient in management, reliable in creating weapons and military hardware and protected from corruption risks and direct political influence.


To provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the latest high-tech models of armaments and military equipment through the introduction of a modern management system of state-owned enterprises of Ukraine's defense industry.


The initiators and authors of the draft law - MPs, members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence are: Kopytin I., Vereshchuk I., Litvinov O., Zdebsky Y., Arahamiya D, Zavitnevych O., M. Bezugla M.

The draft law was prepared by the participants of the interdepartment work group established on the basis of the Committee for Reform of Ukroboronprom State Concern.

The group included representatives of the State Concern, the Office of the President and the Verkhovna Rada, the Ministry of Strategy and Defense, the National Security and Defense Council and the Ministry for Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the Tax Service, the State Space Agency of Ukraine, the G7 embassies and the NATO Liaison Office, scientists, professional and anti-corruption experts.

The draft law No. 3822 was developed pursuant to the Order of the President of Ukraine  No.59/2020 of 27.02.2020 "On the resolution of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine" of February 18, 2020 "On the main indicators of the state defense order for 2020, 2021, and 2022".













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