Contents tagged with Ukroboronprom

  • 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 …

  • Audit reveals significant financial violations at Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom

    During the inspections of the State Enterprise Ukroboronprom, the State Audit Service revealed financial violations and inefficient resource management amounting to hundreds of millions of hryvnias, as indicated in the State Audit Service letter to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, as reported by Ekonomichna Pravda.

    It is noted in the letter that during 2014-2016, state financial audits and check-ups of twelve of Ukroboronprom’s enterprises were held. Based on the …

  • Ukrainian aircraft factory will service Boeing, Airbus and Robinson helicopters

    SC "Plant 410 Civil Aviation (GA)" plans to start repairing and servicing Boeing and Airbus aircrafts in the next 2 years, as reported by factory’s press service.

    The plant is currently in negotiations with Airbus for maintenance and repair of the company's aircraft. In the framework of cooperation with Boeing, it is planned to carry out, with the involvement of investors, maintenance and painting of Boeing-737 aircraft. It is planned to start with 5 aircraft per year, and by 2024 to increase …

  • Prosecutor’s General Office finds unjustified spending in Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

    The General Prosecutor's Office found out that at the end of 2016 the receivables of the supply companies to the Defense Ministry tripled by 2.4 billion hryvnia ($90 million USD) and thus reached a record total amount of more than 6.1 billion hryvnia ($240 million USD), reported Zerkalo Nedeli (Ukrainian Weekly Newspaper).

    According to the publication, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko sent a letter containing the data on these findings to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and the …