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  • Major Farewell in Ukraine
    Major Farewell in Ukraine 13 February 2018
    The Head of Ukrainian state-owned defence company UkrOboronProm (UOP) Roman Romanov resigned from his post. Romanov made a statement regarding his resignation on UOP website. Romanov said, "We have won. By saying “we” I mean all 80 thousand UKROBORONPROM employees, who managed to transform the biggest defence union of Ukraine into an effective mechanism," summarizing the changes since 2014 when he first assigned this post. Romanov drew attention to ho...
  • Ukraine: Marching at Double Time
    Ukraine: Marching at Double Time 7 November 2017
    International Specialised Exhibition Arms and Security 2017 organised in Ukraine was a stage for many dilemmas. Ukraine’s major defence exhibition organised annually, was characterised by remarkable attendance at the national level. Speaking in terms of companies and institutions representing their countries, Ukraine hit the record of 379; this number corresponded to 11 for Poland, nine for the USA, seven for Turkey, five each for China and Germany, four for Pakistan, three fo...
  • Authorization Shock In Engines From Ukraine
    Authorization Shock In Engines From Ukraine 11 October 2017
    A shocking fact has been revealed regarding the"authorized company" to bring the engines that Turkey was considering supplying from Ukraine to be used on the Altay main battle tank. The Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) has acted on the company "Delta Defense Defense Ltd.", who claimed they were the only company authorized to represent Ukraine's tank engines in Turkey. As a result of the negotiations held by the Turkish and Ukrainian leaders in Ank...
  • UOP: Looking Forward to Develop Relations with Turkey in all Areas
    UOP: Looking Forward to Develop Relations with Turkey in all Areas 8 May 2017
    In our previous issue, we published the first part of an interview with the CEO of Ukrainian state enterprise UkrOboronProm (UOP), Mr. Roman Romanov. UOP and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) have signed many agreements and MoUs to develop bilateral relations. Prior to International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), we discussed with Mr. Romanov about Ukraine’s vision and cooperation with Turkey. C4Defence: Turkey wants to maintain close relations with Ukraine....
  • UOP: Profit Time for Defence
    UOP: Profit Time for Defence 18 April 2017
    Ukraine have gone through hard times in the last two years in terms of homeland defence. Simultaneously, UkrOboronProm (UOP), association of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defence industry of Ukraine, has commenced producing for export markets. We spoke with UkrOboronProm General Director Roman Romanov about the evolution of UOP and its strategy for cooperation with third countries.  C4Defence: You came to this position in July 2014. Reports related with th...
  • R&D Promise for Altay Engine by Delta
    R&D Promise for Altay Engine by Delta 2 April 2017
    The Altay Main Battle Tank's engine program has successfully overcome a major problem with the release of information that the engine to be used on Altay will be supplied from Ukraine. UkrOboronProm General Manager Romanov said in a special interview with our magazine that Turkish and Ukrainian prime ministers have reached an agreement and that a long-lasting work has been carried out for cooperation. C4Defence contacted at Delta Defence LTD, the representative of UkrO...
  • Ukranian engine for Turkish MBT Altay
    Ukranian engine for Turkish MBT Altay 27 March 2017
    The long needed support has been found for the Altay Main Battle Tank, which Turkey designed and produced with national capabilities. After one year of TÜMOSAN's efforts, the relevant contract was canceled mutually. The company said it was the political obstacles to technology support from Austria. With this explanation, the uncertainty process for the tank engine re-started. Roman Romanov, general manager of UkrOboronProm, the state agency responsible for Ukraine's defence compa...
  • Ukraine's AN-132D To Carry Out Maiden Flight
    Ukraine's AN-132D To Carry Out Maiden Flight 27 March 2017
    Antonov, a subsidiary of Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom, revealed to C4Defence that its multipurpose AN-132D military transport aircraft is to carry out its first flight on 31 March. The flight ceremony will be attended by Ukrainian and Saudi Arabian high-ranking officials.  The AN-132D is designed for transporting cargo over short- and medium-range routes, and is capable of carrying a maximum payload of 9.2 tons. The work on this project was implemented...
  • Ukraine and Pakistan Agrees on MBT Engine
    Ukraine and Pakistan Agrees on MBT Engine 26 February 2017
    Pakistan and Ukraine signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) to co-produce diesel engine and engine components for Pakistan’s main battle tank al-Khalid (MBT) programs. Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain and the General Director of the Ukrainian Defence Industry branch in Ukroboronprom Roman Romanov signed the MoU. Upon signing the MoU, Mr. Hussain reportedly stated that Pakistan “will import technology to produce eng...
  • Romanov: There are More than 40 Joint Projects 24 July 2016
    The stage for defence cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey is in making for a long time. Before the ice melts in Turkish-Russian relations, we came together with a representative from an important institution in Ukraine, with which Russia has strained relations. Roman Romanov, the head of UkrOboronPromleading the Ukrainian defence industry, explained the defence dimension of bilateral relations. Established five years ago with the participation of many firms serving in the defence sector, U...
  • UkrOboronProm : First An-132 May Hit the Skies In Autumn This Year
    UkrOboronProm : First An-132 May Hit the Skies In Autumn This Year 16 July 2016
    Ukranian Defence Company UkrOboronProm’s Director General Roman Romanov stated that country’s new aircraft AN-132 may conduct its maiden flight this autumn.  UkrOboronProm presented full-scale model of the multi-purpose transport aircraft An-132 programme at the Farnborugh  Air Show in UK and Director General Romanov stated there that airplane might be ready in record time to fly. Roman Romanov said, “AN-132D is the first global project of “Antonov” wit...