Contents tagged with Ukroboronprom

  • Ukraine begins industrial production of large caliber ammunition

    On Thursday, August 9, the industrial production of large caliber artillery shells was launched at the Artem plant in Kyiv.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv all took part in the opening ceremony of the new production line.

    "Before the war, in 2012 to 2013, munitions disposal was an issue and, unfortunately, the war disposed of …

  • Ukraine completes delivery of Oplot tanks to Thailand

    The Ukroboronprom State Concern recently announced completion of the contract for supplying Oplot-T tanks to Thailand.

    According to a statement on the website of the company, the last batch of tanks was tested in the presence of the customer and will soon be sent to Thailand. Work on the manufacture of tanks was carried out by the Malyshev Plant.

    The contract with Thailand was signed in 2011 and is worth over $240 million. In accordance with the export requirements, Ukraine was commissioned …

  • Ukrainian President dismisses the head of Ukroboronprom

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree on the dismissal of Roman Romanov from the post of General Director of Ukroboronprom State Enterprise. The relevant decree No.26 / 2018 from February 12th was posted on the website of the head of state.

    "To dismiss Romanov Roman Anatolyevich from the post of General Director of the State Enterprise Ukroboronprom," the document says.

    On the evening of February 12th, Romanov announced his decision to leave his post.

    In late January, the …

  • Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine calls on Poroshenko to dismiss Ukroboronprom director

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine requested that President Petro Poroshenko dismiss the head of the Ukroboronprom State Enterprise, Roman Romanov, and expects a new candidate to be nominated by the recently renewed supervisory board of the state enterprise.

    "I recently said that I will not work with the head of Ukroboronprom, Romanov. I waited so that perhaps he would decide for himself and resign, but this did not happen. Today I propose that we make the decision and file a petition …

  • Bulgaria suspends military deal with Russia due to complaint made by Ukraine

    Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said that Sofia suspended the deal with Russia to repair MiG-29 aircraft because of a complaint by Ukrainian Ukroboronprom company, as reported on the Bulgarian Defense Ministry’s website.

    The Russian company was to re-equip 15 old MiG fighters for the Bulgarian armed forces. However, due to the complaint by Ukraine to the Commission on Protection of Competition, the authorities of the country were forced to suspend the process.

    Karakachanov …

  • Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom takes 77th place in rating of arms exporters

    The Ukroboronprom state military industrial enterprise (Ukraine) has climbed from the 84th to the 77th position in the world ranking of top 100 arms sellers, according to a publications by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released on Monday.  

    According to the report, in 2016, Ukroboronprom sold weapons for USD 1,060 million (95% of the total sales of the state defense concern) or USD 213 million above the levels of the previous year. Appearing next to it in the …

  • Ukraine completes factory testing of new infantry fighting vehicle

    The Zhytomyr Armored Plant that is part of the Ukroboronprom state military industrial company has completed a full cycle of industrial testing for the new BMP-1UMD (infantry fighting vehicle - IFV).

    The new armored fighting vehicle is a thoroughly revamped earlier version BMP-1, and is equipped with a modern combat module, a digital fire-control system, and powered by a German Deutz engine, according to information provided on the Ukroboronprom website.    

    The military enterprise states …

  • Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom to help bring Poland’s T-72 tanks up to NATO standards

    The state-owned concern Ukroboronprom plans to be involved in the program to upgrade the T-72 tanks in the Polish Armed Forces so that they comply with NATO standards.

    As reported by Ukroboronprom’s press service on Thursday, one of the options for upgrading the Polish T-72s, a PT-17 tank, upgraded jointly by Ukroboronprom and Polish Zaklady Mechaniczne “Bumar-Labedy” S.A, was presented to a potential client during the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2017, held in Kielce (Poland) …

  • Ukrainian MP: Ukroboprom sold Ukraine’s only repair plant for engineering and demining equipment

    Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Tatyana Chornovol from the People's Front party stated that the Nizhinsky repair plant for engineering equipment suspended its work six months ago after it had been sold because of 11 million UAH ($432,000 USD) in debt.

    "Military engineers complained to me that not any other part of the Ukrainian army is experiencing the same difficulties as they were. Not a single unit in the technology line in Ukraine is being produced; everything at the front is legacy equipment …

  • Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboprom exported $345 million worth of weapons and equipment in first half of 2017

    The volume of export of special and dual-purpose arms and services by enterprise-members of the state-owned concern Ukroboronprom in the first half of 2017 was $345 million, the press service of Ukroboronprom stated on Friday.

    Comparative dynamics of arms exports for the same period of 2016 were not indicated in the data published on the website of the State Concern. At the same time, Ukroboronprom’s export orders portfolio as of July 1, 2017, according to the published data, is estimated at $2 …