Ukraine: Ukroboronprom and MKEK to cooperate in creation of ammunition

The Ukroboronprom State Concern and Turkey’s MKEK (Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu) operating in machine and chemical industry will establish cooperation under the ammunition development program, the press service of the concern reported on May 10. According to the report, the cooperation agreement between MKEK and Ukroboronprom’s Artem state-owned joint-stock company and state-run foreign trade…

Latvia to increase defense budget in 2018

“Security is not cheap. Otherwise the price is the entire country,” Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis said. On February 15, as part of a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Bergmanis took part in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council. The meeting discussed the realization of decision made at the NATO Summit in…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom boosts arms exports in 2016

Exports of arms and dual- and special-purpose products by state-run Ukroboronprom Concern in 2016 grew by 25% YoY, to $756 million. These figures were announced by Ukroboronprom Deputy Director Denys Hurak at a forum on cooperation between the defense industry and small and medium-sized businesses. The concern’s state-run enterprises concluded contracts on arms exports last…

Kazakhstan: Russia to supply attack helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding will supply four Mi-35M attack helicopters to Kazakh Defense Ministry in 2018, the holding reported. The supply contract was signed within the implementation of the Treaty on military-technical cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan and envisages payments in Russian rubles. The multirole Mi-35M helicopter is a comprehensive modernization of the Mi-24V and has…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom to expand cooperation with Defense Ministry under UKRARPA project

The Ukroboronprom State Concern seeks to have tighter cooperation with Ukrainian Defense Ministry under the UKRARPA defense innovation development platform project initiated by the concern. Ukroboronprom Head Roman Romanov said that recently the UKRARPA project was presented to the Defense Ministry and the General Staff. The project was approved by the military. It was decided…

Ukraine: terms for sending advance payments to buy equipment for Vilkha defense project extended

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has permitted government customers to extend the terms for sending advance payments to buy specialized equipment required for the implementation of the Vilkha defense project to 24 months. The requirement is outlined in the government resolution No. 891 dated November 30, amending government resolution No. 117 dated April 23, 2014. The…