Ukraine: AR-15 assault rifle variant constructed

Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom has recently showcased its locally built variant of the AR-15 assault rifle – M4-WAC-47. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense (MoD) intends to induct the M4-WAC-47 as part of its technical and operational alignment with NATO. The M4-WAC-47 was developed in collaboration with U.S.-based Aeroscraft. Besides 5.56×45 mm NATO rounds, the M4-WAC-47 can…

Ukraine: wheat flour exports up

According to preliminary statistics figures, during the first 3 months of 2017-2018 MY (July-September) Ukraine exported 117.5 thousand tons of wheat flour, up by 24% YoY.

In particular, in September the exports totaled 44.9 thousand tons, which broke a monthly record for the product shipments from the country in 10 recent years. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: gas reserves replenished

Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) on September 23-30 rose by 2.2%, or by 347 million cubic meters, from 16.048 billion cubic meters to 16.395 billion cubic meters, according to the state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. The daily volume of gas injection into the USFs as of September 30 was estimated…

Ukraine: oats exports down in July-August 2017

According to the official statistics figures, during the first 2 months of 2017-2018 MY (July-August) Ukraine exported 2.9 thousand of oats, down 2.4-fold YoY (nearly 7 thousand tons). In the reporting period, Pakistan became the largest importer of the Ukrainian grain, and purchased 78% of the general shipments, followed by Qatar (10%), and the United…