Contents tagged with Ukroboronprom

  • Poroshenko promises audit of Ukrainian defense industry

    During a session of the National Security and Defense Council on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to have the state-owned defense concern “Ukroboronprom” audited.

    “We are now initiating a complex international audit of the concern Ukroboronprom in accordance with the law on national security – a complex audit of all contracts,” the Ukrainian President said.

    “Secondly, I propose that we immediately deal with the matter of expanding the concern’s supervisory board with …

  • US ambassador calls for audit of Ukrainian defense industry conglomerate

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch believes that an audit of the Ukrainian state defense industry concern Ukroboronprom will assist the fight against corruption in the national security sector.

    According to her, the decision to perform the audit needs to be made by the Cabinet of Ministers, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    “The Ukrainian government should also audit Ukroboronprom and declassify the orders. This will help the fight against corruption in the national security and defense sector… It …

  • Ukroboronprom: more than fifty planes and helicopters were provided to Ukrainian Army in 2018

    Press service of the Ukrainian stated-owned arms manufacture and exporter, Ukroboronprom, reported that the Ukrainian army had received about 50 repaired and modernized aircraft and helicopters from its 16 subsidiaries.

    The army received Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter aicraft, Su-25 close support planes, Su-24 bombers, AN-26 and IL-76 transport planes, L-39 trainers and Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-8 helicopters.   The Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant carried out work on the upgrade of MiG-29 fighters to MiG- …

  • Russia expands sanctions against Ukraine 

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the list of Ukrainian citizens and companies under sanctions would be expanded. 

    “The list of persons and legal entities of Ukraine, that will be included in the list of special restrictive measures has been expanded. I signed the appropriate decree,” wrote Medvedev on Twitter. 

    TASS with reference to the Russian Cabinet press service report that the signed decree has been expanded to include more than 200 individuals and organizations.  …

  • Ukraine’s defense industry to move to NATO standards in 2019

    The Ukrainian state-owned concern Ukroboronprom, the leading arms manufactured and exporter in Ukraine, plans to switch to the standards of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) starting 2019, stated Ukroboronprom press service.

    Starting 2019, companies that are part of Ukraine's military-industrial sector will begin implementing NATO principles and standards. Besides, practical implementation of NATO technical standards in the production of weapons and military equipment in Ukraine …

  • Ukrainian military receives revamped Urahan multiple rocket launchers

    The state corporation Shepetivsky Repair Plant has finished overhauling a batch of 220mm Urahan multiple rocket launchers (MRL) and has handed them over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian state defense concern Ukroboronprom, which includes the Shepetivsky Plant. The size of the batch was not stated.

    The factory completely restored all the nodes and units of the Urahan MRLs, which passed quality control tests in the client’s presence.

    The …

  • Ukraine and Moldova agree on increasing military cooperation

    During the 2018 Arms and Security Expo on Thursday, October 11th, Ukrainian state-owned enterprise Promoboronexport and the Moldovan Ministry of Defense signed a memorandum of cooperation, reports the press service of the state defense company Ukroboronprom.

    It is indicated that the agreement includes the parties providing services to overhaul and modernize armored and aviation equipment. Also, the parties agreed on the possible supply of Ukrainian military equipment to the Armed Forces of …

  • Ukraine to start production of Turkish radio sets

    The Ukrainian state-owned company SpetsTechnoExport and Turkish company Aselsan signed an agreement to produce Turkish radio sets in Ukraine, stated the press-service of SpetsTechnoExport’s parent company, Ukroboronprom. Both parties did the signing at “Arms and Security,” the international arms exhibition at Kyiv.

    Ukraine’s armed forces plan to replace all of their existing radio sets with Aselsan units by 2020. Some military units and divisions will continue using American Harris radio sets. …

  • Poroshenko signs law releasing Ukraine's defense industry companies from Russian debts

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law “On introducing changes to Ukraine’s laws concerning the resolution of several issues of the indebtedness of defense industry complex companies – members of the state concern Ukroboronprom – to the aggressor-state and/or occupant state and ensuring their stable development”, announced Poroshenko’s press service.

    The law proposes mechanisms to protect the economic activity of companies in the defense industry complex, which are state …

  • 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 …