Contents tagged with Ukroboronprom

  • Pentagon to purchase anti-aircraft radars from Ukraine

    The Ukrainian state-owned company Scientific and Production Complex Iskra will once again supply radar equipment to the United States, reported the news outlet "Defense-Industrial Courier" with reference to the statement of Iskra’s chief designer Dmytro Semenov.

    "We have successful experience in supplying radars to the United States. As far as we know, these radars are actively used. The customers are happy with the quality of these products. Just a few days ago, another contract was signed to …

  • Ukrainian Security Service thwarts purchase of Russian-made parts for armored vehicles at inflated prices

    Officials of the state-owned company "Zhytomyr Armor Plant" (part of the Ukrainian defense concern Ukroboronprom) mishandled public funds during the purchase of spare parts of dubious quality, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). In the spring of 2019, the company announced a tender for the purchase of components for more than 1.5 million hryvnias ($60,000 USD). The winner of the tender of the State Defense Order was a company from the Kyiv region. The terms of …

  • Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom could be hit by US sanctions for selling Motor Sich to China

    The US could impose sanctions on Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm if the China-controlled company Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Ltd. gains joint control over the company Motor Sich, said Yuriy Terentyev, head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, in a broadcast of Radio NV.

    “We could find ourselves in a completely absurd situation, if the Chinese party acquired control over this enterprise together with UkrOboronProm. The US could find confirmation that the Chinese …

  • Abromavicius: Companies linked to Ukraine’s previous government had colossal access to state defense order

    Aivaras Abromavicius, Director General of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm, said that the state defense order (SDO) from recent years should be investigated by law enforcement.

    “Unfortunately, most of the state defense order went to companies linked to former politicians. We know their names, I think the law enforcement organs should investigate it… I think we should declassify the SDO,” Abromavicius said during a session about UkrOboronProm in Kharkiv.

    Ukrainian …

  • Director General of Ukraine’s Defense Concern: some company’s advisers are appointed by Trump

    Aivaras Abromavicius, director of the Ukrainian defense industry conglomerate UkrOboronProm, told Ukrinform in an interview that some of his advisers are foreigners, and one of them was delegated by US President Donald Trump.

    Abromavicius said that he has three advisers on a pro bono basis. “I hope to see them on the staff as soon as possible,” he added. “We also have foreign advisers, even one delegated by Donald Trump himself. For example, [Donald] Winter, former US Navy Secretary. He is the …

  • Ukraine aims to increase arms exports fivefold by 2025

    Ukraine plans to grow its arms exports to $2 billion by 2025, Aivaras Abromavicius, chairperson of the advisory board of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm, told Censor.net in an interview.

    “In exports we have set ourselves an ambitious goal – to grow by a factor of five by 2025. The world arms market is nearly $2 trillion per year. We want to export $2 billion per year,” he said.

    According to him, the most promising areas for military exports are the aircraft and …

  • Ukrainian parliament considers unbundling defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom

    A bill calling for the unbundling of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament.

    Submitted on 24 April, Bill No. 10248 is endorsed by a number of MPs, including Serhiy Pashynskyi, Ivan Vinnyk, Tetiana Chornovol, Vadym Kryvenko, Andriy Levus, Andriy Teterev and Yuriy Bereza.

    The bill proposes several amendments to the law “On the nature of governance of state-owned facilities in the defense industry sector”, …

  • Ukraine is developing new weapons for military helicopters

    The director general of the Ukrainian defense concern Ukroboronprom, Pavel Bukin, during his visit to the Motor Sich enterprise in Zaporizhia, announced the Ukroboronprom subsidiaries have developed gyro-stabilizing platforms, which are integrated in the Barrier missile control system used in Mi-type combat helicopters, reports  Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    “Zaporizhia enterprises have now developed a program to create Ukrainian combat helicopters.

     I am convinced that in close cooperation …

  • Ukrainian court orders Ukroboronprom to pay 5 million rubles to Russian MiG corporation

    The Economic Court of the Khmelnytskyi region supported the Russia in a dispute between the Krasilovsky Aggregate Plant (part of the Ukrainian state concern Ukroboronprom) and the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, reports Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    The court fully satisfied the Russian company’s claims and ordered payment of more than 5 million rubles from the Ukrainian state concern to the MiG corporation, which is one of the main companies of the Russian military industry.

    “On April 18, …

  • Poroshenko denies complicity in Ukraine's defense industry corruption

    In an interview with Radio NV, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he was not part of the recently uncovered corrupt schemes in Ukraine’s state-owned defense industry company Ukroboronprom.

    “I emphasize that President Petro Poroshenko has not been involved in any corrupt schemes. I assert and emphasize this. I was not aware of any corrupt schemes. And I tell you this today with a completely clean conscience, and I can honestly look even the law enforcement organs in the eye,” …