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  • BTR-4E Delivery
    BTR-4E Delivery 3 July 2020
    Tactical wheeled armoured vehicles offer a wide range of capabilities to the user, thanks to their mobility in rough terrain and high-speed transport on highways. UkrOboronProm, the state defence agency of Ukraine, announced that the army has taken delivery of additional BTR-4E. With the delivery of platforms produced under by the main contractor Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, which one of the subsidiaries of the company, the number of vehicles in Ukrainia...
  • First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation
    First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation 19 June 2020
    The "Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence and Aviation" organized for the fifth time this year will be held through virtual and face-to-face meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICDDA event organized by the OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) every two years to meet the right people in the Defence, aviation and space sectors, will open its doors in Ankara on October 13-15. The event will have a hybrid structure, as both virtual and face-to-face bilateral busi...
  • Reform for Industry from Ukraine
    Reform for Industry from Ukraine 15 June 2020
    Ukraine is working on reforms in the defence sector. A new funding research and development system is planned to produce modern weapons, support exports and develop space technologies for the needs of the country's armed forces. The government's new action plan envisions the transformation of Ukroboronprom into a joint-stock company with a corporate governance model. Changes will be made to the export control system to reduce dependence on imported products and components in...
  • Ukraine may Buy JF-17 Block 3
    Ukraine may Buy JF-17 Block 3 3 May 2020
    Ukraine may be the new buyer of JF-17 Block 3, a modernized version of the JF-17 fighter jet jointly developed by China and Pakistan. In March, a delegation from the Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) visited the Pakistani Aviation Complex Kamra. The UAF met with Saab in 2014 to buy fighter jets, but no conclusions were reached. Kiev, which is considering the F-16, may have changed its direction due to budget constraints. Speaking to Defenseworld.net, a source stated that JF-17 Block 3 can be purchase...
  • Additional IFV to the Army
    Additional IFV to the Army 11 April 2020
    The arms procurement process continues throughout the world despite the virus disease. Ukraine recently announced that it has received additional infantry fighting vehicles from the Czech Republic. Within the scope of the process carried out under the responsibility of UkrSpetsExport, a subsidiary of the state-owned company UkrOboronProm, the acceptance of the first batch of 37 BVP-1s was completed by the Ukrainian Ground Forces on April 2. It was stated that the said...
  • Ukroboronprom Eliminates Special Arms Exporters
    Ukroboronprom Eliminates Special Arms Exporters 1 November 2019
    Ukraine based web site censor.net stated that State Concern Ukroboronprom decided to eliminate special arms exporters; Two companies will export. On October 30, the first meeting of the updated supervisory board of the Ukroboronprom took place. Ukroboronprom CEO Aivaras Abromavicius chaired the meeting. The conference aimed to reform the state defence industry to the newly formed supervisory board. A former head of the American Agency for Advanced Defence Research Projects (DARPA), ...
  • Ukraine Receives First Bars-8MMK
    Ukraine Receives First Bars-8MMK 30 September 2019
    Ukrainian forces have received their first Bars-8MMK (mobile mortar complex) vehicles from Ukroboronservice, Ukroboronprom announced on its website on 25 September. The mortars are built using NATO-compatible components within the framework of Ukraine's 2017 state defence order, which aims to modernise the Ukrainian armed forces. The platform has a 120 mm smoothbore mortar supplied by Ukraine, and the Alakran mount enables it to be deployed and ready to fire within 35 ...
  • China may Buy Ukrainian Motor Sich
    China may Buy Ukrainian Motor Sich 29 August 2019
    There are reports that China has gained a controlling stake in Ukrainian jet engine manufacturer Motor Sich. Ukrainian media reported on August 19 that two Chinese firms had reached an agreement with state-owned military concern Ukroboronprom to jointly purchase the engine maker. No price was disclosed. Ukroboronprom Chairman Aivaras Abromavicius declined to comment. It is one of the few plants in the former Soviet Union that can build an entire aviation engine from scratc...
  • Ukraine and Turkey Co-Produce Akıncı UAV
    Ukraine and Turkey Co-Produce Akıncı UAV 20 August 2019
    Ukrainian State Concern UkrOboronProm made a written statement from its internet page. The declaration was only available in Ukrainian. Unofficial translation of declaration states that the new-generation Akıncı (unmanned aerial cavalry) unmanned aerial vehicle will become one of the first projects of a joint venture created by Ukrspetseksport, a member of UkrOboronProm, and the Turkish company Baykar Defence. "The next generation Akıncı Impact UAV is designed to meet the requi...
  • Russia Warns Indonesia Against Ukraine
    Russia Warns Indonesia Against Ukraine 15 March 2019
    Russia has warned Indonesia against placing repair orders of Russian-made military equipment from Ukraine. Russia has sent a letter to Indonesia about the placement in Ukraine of aircraft repair orders, including the engines of the AL-31F for the Su-27. The letter emphasized that the Russian side "will not be able to bear responsibility for the operation of such aircraft” according to Censor.Net. The General Director of Ukrainian state-run Ukroboronprom , Pavlo ...
  • Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX
    Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX 21 February 2019
    Ukranian Spetstechnoexport Company, part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, presented for the first time the new models of the cruise anti-ship missile system "Neptun" and high-precision multiple rocket launching system "Vilkha" at the international Defence exhibition IDEX-2019 in the UAE. Neptun was first tested in 2018. The combat units for both systems were developed and produced by the State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch.” Local media reports say the ...
  • Ukraine Modernizes its Tanks
    Ukraine Modernizes its Tanks 13 February 2019
      A new statement came from Ukraine, which is working for modernization and compliance with Western standards. An announcement came from the official social media account of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Since 2018, over 100 modernized T-64 tanks have been received from Kharkiv Facilities in Ukraine. In the statement, it is announced that the so-called T-64 2017 systems have new combat capabilities. Tanks were equipped with digital crypted communication s...
  • New Radar 1L221E Radar from Ukraine
    New Radar 1L221E Radar from Ukraine 13 February 2019
      The Ukrainian defence industry claims a share of the international market with new products such as the 1L221E artillery detection radar of state-owned SpetsTechnoExport, which is part of UkrOboronProm. The new system was presented at Aero India 2019 in Bangalore, India, consisting of two vehicles, the folding antenna vehicle and the control vehicle, and was designed to detect munitions, artillery rockets, and artillery shells. The new radar features an ac...
  • Ukraine Procures Bayraktar TB2
    Ukraine Procures Bayraktar TB2 15 January 2019
    Ukrspetsexport, a subsidiary of the Ukraine-based Ukroboronprom, announced a new procurement agreement. Ukraine renewing its army with modernization, external procurement and new production. In this way, Ukraine procured UAV from Turkey. Ukraine announced the purchase of the country's Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle. No information was provided about the number of vehicles procured. Models to be delivered have the ability to carry weapons. Ukraine will procured ammunition ...
  • Ukrainian Air Force Renewing
    Ukrainian Air Force Renewing 8 January 2019
    During high military tension in 2018, Ukraine has continued to renew its army. Ukroboronprom announced the country's activities in 2018. Within the scope of the modernization works carried out in 2018, 50 aircraft were renewed and delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force. In addition to the Su-27, MiG-29, Su-25, Su-25 combat jets, the An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft, L-39 jet trainer, Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-8 helicopters were modernized. Ukroboronprom is not only modernize...
  • Ukraine Tests New or Modernized Missiles
    Ukraine Tests New or Modernized Missiles 9 December 2018
    Ukraine has successfully tested a new anti-ship cruise missile, ‘Neptune’ and a modernized S-125 surface-to-air missile system, at a firing range in the Odesa Oblast Wednesday. Olexandr Turchynov, the chairman of Ukraine’s Defence and Security Council was quoted as saying during a press briefing after the tests by Kyivpost Thursday. “The task put today before cruise missiles was to check the range and accuracy of hitting surface targets”, adding that th...
  • Ukraine and Turkey Expand Cooperation On Maritime Platforms
    Ukraine and Turkey Expand Cooperation On Maritime Platforms 24 November 2018
    Ukraine and Turkey have extended bilateral cooperation in the defence industry complex and are considering the prospects for cooperation in setting up joint ventures in the field of construction of land-based, aviation and Maritime platforms. This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defence Council  (NSDC) of Ukraine. Ukrainian First Deputy Secretary of the NSDC Oleg Hladkovskiy met with President of the Defence Industry of Turkey Professor ...
  • Bukin: Joint Production is the Key 6 November 2018
    We had the opportunity to meet UkrOboronProm Director General Pavlo Bukin during the Arms and Defence Expo in Kiev. Bukin explained his vision on Turkish–Ukrainian relations on defence issues. Having lived for three years in Turkey since 2004, Bukin believes that his experience provided him a great opportunity to cultivate relations. He understands Turkish philosophy as he is familiar with the culture and language. Bukin employs Turkish speaking personnel and believes that speaking Engl...
  • Mongoose offer to Poland
    Mongoose offer to Poland 12 September 2018
    Ukraine has proposed a new vehicle to Poland. The Mongoose vehicle offered to Poland, which wanted to replace the BRDM-2 vehicles in their inventory and at the end of their useful life. According to the statement made by UkrOboronProm, Promoboroneksport signed a understanding agreement with WZM company. Mongoose, is a modernized version of BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicles, was developed at the Mykolayiv Armored Plant. The body is made of armor steel with a thickness...
  • Ukraine Continues Modernisation, UkrOboronProm
    Ukraine Continues Modernisation, UkrOboronProm 3 August 2018
    Ukraine-based UkrOboronProm has announced that it has modernized two MiG-29s and delivered them to the Ukrainian Air Force. Airplanes upgraded to the MiG-29MU1 configuration. Aircrafts underwent modernization works at the Lviv Aircraft Repair Plant. Within the scope of the work, the aircraft were equipped with more powerful radar, system and engine tehnical condition monitoring and recording systems. The MiG-29MU1 has 3,000 kilogram ammunition capacity. Besides, it can sto...
  • 1L220UK to Detect Artillery
    1L220UK to Detect Artillery 26 June 2018
    Ukraine has introduced a new artillery detection system. Ukroboronprom's subsidiary SE Iskra developed the the 1L220UK mobile artillery detection radar. The system developed for the protection of civilians and military units against artillery fire and destroying threat battery can detect threats (rocket or artillery shells, mortar rounds, missiles). The platform, which is resistant to counter-fire and electronic warfare, has low visibility. Platform can detect threats 10 kilomet...
  • Ukraine's Eye Refurbished
    Ukraine's Eye Refurbished 6 June 2018
    Ukraine has received a modernized Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft. The Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant, operating under the Ukrainian state-owned Ukroboronprom company, refurbished one Su-24MR and delivered it to the Ukrainian Air Force ahead of the schedule. Under the refurbishment work, all the components and sub-systems of the aircraft were checked one by one and the necessary components were renewed. The Su-24MR is a supersonic reconnaissance aircraft, was de...
  • New BMP on the Way
    New BMP on the Way 27 May 2018
    Ukraine-based Ukroboronprom introduced a new generation armored vehicle. Infantry fighting vehicle developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau was introduced under the name BMP-u. The design documentation and prototype production of the BMP-U, which is developed to replace aging BMP-1 and BMP-2 armored vehicles, is scheduled for completion in 2019. The BMP-U was developed for the transport of land troops and for providing fire support to the troops. The...
  • Vilkha Missile Tests Completed Successfully
    Vilkha Missile Tests Completed Successfully 30 April 2018
    Ukraine's Vilkha missile system successfully passed all stages of the government testing that took place in the Kherson region. Ukroboronprom announced on 25 April that the final testing of the Vilkha missile complex was successfully carried out. The tests were held in the Kherson region with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko instructed to launch mass production of the missile within this year.  The missile is capable of ca...
  • Turkey, Ukraine To Cooperate On STOL Transport Aircraft
    Turkey, Ukraine To Cooperate On STOL Transport Aircraft 30 April 2018
    Turkey and Ukraine will cooperate on manufacturing a Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) military transport aircraft. Due to high tactical and operational characteristics, this aircraft has low requirements for runway length, and can also be operated from airfields. The presentation of the program was held in Eurasia Airshow by Sergii Omelchenko, First Deputy Director General of the SC “Ukroboronprom”, and Dr. Oleksandr Los, Acting President of ANTONOV Company. 
  • Improved 'Skif' Passed Tests
    Improved 'Skif' Passed Tests 24 April 2018
    Ukraine's new antitank guided missile system "Skif" modification (an export variant of the Ukrainian "Stugna-P") has been successfully tested at one of the military testing grounds, Ukroboronprom announced on 19 April. The design of the advanced "Skif" has undergone a number of changes in accordance with the requirements of the potential customer. All modifications aimed at adapting the launcher for use in soft soil and sand. One of the mo...
  • 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...
  • Deliveries to Ukraine Completed
    Deliveries to Ukraine Completed 4 January 2018
    Kyiv Armored Plant, a part of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm", delivered more than 50 new BTR-3As as well as repaired T-72 and other armoured vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies. Having passed all factory and acceptance tests, BTR-3DA is equipped with a combat module "Sturm-M" with a 30-mm automatic gun ZTM-1 with firing rate 330 rounds per minute, a 7.62-mm machine gu...
  • Bulgaria: Ukrainian firm trying to sabotage MiG-29 repair
    Bulgaria: Ukrainian firm trying to sabotage MiG-29 repair 21 December 2017
    Bulgarian Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said that Ukrainian UkroBoronProm's arms company Ukrinmash filed complaint about MiG-29 repairing. What Ukroboronprom is doing is trying to sabotage the Defence Ministry’s decision to repair its planes through direct negotiation with RAC "MiG”. The complaint disputes the ministry’s decision for 4-year maintenance of the 15 MiG-29 planes for BGN 82 million, the minister said. "We wanted to sign a contract wit...
  • 80K6T Tests Set to Begin
    80K6T Tests Set to Begin 13 December 2017
    Ukraine’s state-owned defence export company UkrOboronProm announced that its Iskra Scientific Production Complex will begin testing the land-based active-phased array air surveillance and air defence radar 80K6T. designed to detect targets and operate in-concert with the surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 80K6T is an S-band 3D radar  With a maximum detection range of 500 km and maximum altitude coverage of 40 km.  the 80K6T can track up t...
  • US Investment In Ukrainian Aviation
    US Investment In Ukrainian Aviation 13 November 2017
    The US and Ukraine collaborate in the aviation industry. "UkrOboronProm" enterprise Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company and U.S.-based Oriole Capital Group reached an agreement on investment into the Kharkiv enterprise at Dubai Airshow 2017 under which Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company will receive the order for aircraft mass production in the amount of 150 million USD. The agreement involves mass production of Ukrainian An-74 aircra...
  • 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...
  • T-72A Upgrade Unveiled
    T-72A Upgrade Unveiled 16 August 2017
    UkroBoronProm has developed a new upgrade of theT-72A main battle tank designated as T-72AMT. According to the company's release on 14 August, T-72AMT features 'Knife' explosive reactive armour (ERA) which is already used on the Bulat and Oplot tanks. The upgraded version is armed with 125 mm Kombat (Combat) gun-fired laser-guided missile capable of penetrating 550 mm of armour at a distance of 5 km. The tanks will use Turkish ASELSAN's radio comm...
  • Ukraine's New Aircraft In France
    Ukraine's New Aircraft In France 13 June 2017
    Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company Antonov will bring its newest aircraft An-132D to the International Paris Air Show “Le Bourget 2017”. During the exhibition demonstration flights of An-132D are planned, according to the state concern "UkrOboronProm"s (UOP's) press release. Antonov developed the aircraft in cooperation with various countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France. Turkey had also been invited t...
  • 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....
  • What is the Target for Altay’s Engine?
    What is the Target for Altay’s Engine? 18 April 2017
    Official remarks by UkrOboronProm (UOP), Ukraine’s highest state institution in defence industry, as regards the engine of the Turkish Main Battle Tank Altay, have drawn much attention. In its aftermath, we interviewed with Delta Defence Savunma Ltd., representing the engine family in Turkey mentioned by UOP, to learn more about them and their targets.  Serdar Özyurt, General Manager of Delta Defence Savunma Ltd., is not a publicly known figure: “We started wor...
  • 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...