Contents tagged with Ukroboronprom

  • Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom increased military exports by 25%

    Ukroboronprom State Concern was able to increase Ukrainian arms exports by 25% in 2016, said the Deputy General Director for Development of Ukroboronprom State Concern in Kherson Regional State Administration, Artur Cheruvimov at the press conference on the evening of July 17, Ukrinform reports.

    “We [Ukroboronprom SC] have increased our exports by 25%, from $570 million to $770 million over the past year,” Cheruvimov said. According to him, this result was achieved “due to systematic …

  • NATO intends to allow Ukrainian military companies to participate in bidding

    The NATO Support and Procurement Agency has proposed to include Ukrainian defense-industrial companies in the list of defense products manufacturers. Thus, the state-run enterprise Ukroboronprom can obtain permission to participate in bidding for the supply of goods and services to NATO member nations and partners within the framework of the random brokerage services program. This was reported on Ukroboronprom’s website.

    “Ukraine is the first among the Eastern European partners of NATO which …

  • Ukrainian portable rocket launcher was presented at an international exhibition in Turkey

    Ukroboronprom presented a portable rocket launcher produced domestically at the international exhibition in Turkey, IDEF-2017, as reported on the agency's website.

    The new weapon is designed to defeat lightly armored and unarmored equipment. The range of the portable rocket launcher is from 70 m to almost 2 km, and the range of a direct shot can reach 600 m.

    It is reported that the use of a new optoelectronic aiming system significantly simplifies the work of the shooter and also provides …

  • Ukroboronprom to modernize 60 aircraft for the Ukrainian Air Force

    The Ukrainian military will receive approximately 60 upgraded and modernized aircraft this year from Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defense enterprise, Life.ru reported.

    According to Lieutenant-General Sergei Drozdov, the Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, the military will receive, “about 60 renovated and modernized aircraft. It includes MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-24 bombers, and L-39 combat trainers.”

    Drozdov also noted that the Ukrainian military …

  • Media: Ukraine purchased Russian BTR engines through a Moldovan firm

    A Russian engine for Ukrainian military equipment is being bought at an inflated price through a firm from Moldova.

    The story is outlined on Slidstvo.Info (independent journalist investigative project) on Hromadske TV (Ukrainian TV Channel).

    “(…) the Moldovan company bought 20 engines at the KAMAZ factory, and this company brought these engines into Moldova with two trucks. The company which imported these engines is a Moldovan-Ukrainian company. A few days later it resold these engines to …

  • Due to shortage of funds, Ukraine's state-owned defense company will lay off workers

    The state concern Ukroboronprom does not have sufficient funds, and its leadership is forced to resort to such an unpopular measure as unpaid leave for the employees of defense enterprises.

    Thus, due to the lack of funding, the employees of Lviv Armor Vehicle Factory will be put on unpaid leave, and the Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine will not receive modern tanks Oplot, Dozor-B, armored vehicles and other advanced military equipment, the press service of the concern said.

    "Today, the …

  • Poroshenko: US-Ukrainian radar system was installed in Mariupol

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that in Mariupol, a new system of early detection was established to control the border.

    "A good example of how we are moving forward is an updated technical observation post in Mariupol. It is equipped with the newest system of early detection, prevention and identification of targets. We can detect any air or water target. We can even detect a swimmer. This AEROS system, a joint Ukrainian and the United States project, has been manufactured by …

  • Ukraine and Poland to cooperate on development of missile technologies

    Ukraine's Ukroboronprom State Concern agreed to cooperate with Poland's WB Electronics S.A. on the developmet of  anti-aircraft and anti-missile technology, according to a Ukroboronprom press release.

    "The leadership of the Ukroboronprom State Concern and Polish company WB Electronics S.A. signed a cooperation agreement on December 22nd, 2016. Ukroboronprom subsidiaries, SFTE Spetstehnoexport and SJSHC Artem, are the direct participants of the cooperation agreement,” the statement read.

    "The …

  • Ukraine and Turkey sign agreement on production of radar stations

    Ukrinmash, which is part of the Ukrainian State Company of Ukroboronprom, and the Turkish company of Havelsan Hava Elektronik Sanayi have signed a cooperation agreement on the production of passive radar stations.

    This information was posted on Ukroboronprom’s website.

    The agreement was signed within the framework of the Arms and Security-2016 international exhibition, which is being held in Kyiv. It is reported that the radars will be produced in Ukraine.

    “Ukraine and Turkey have today …

  • Ukrainian defense industry presented a modernized attack helicopter

    The Mi-24PU1’s performance was enhanced considerably thanks to modern sighting and navigation systems.

    State Enterprise, Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant (AVIAKON), which is part of the UkrOboronProm State Enterprise, presented a modernized Mi-24PU1 attack helicopter. According to the press service of the company, AVIAKON is ready to transfer three Mi-24PU1 helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    During the design stage of  the Mi-24PU1, special attention was given to improving the defenses …