Oleksandr Turchynov: The State Defense Order for 2016 should become another step towards our victory
On the last day of the expiring year, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with the executives of security and financial-economic bloc of Ukraine in matters of forming the State Defense Order for 2016.
According to Mr. Turchynov, after agreeing and consideration of all proposals, the State Defense Order for 2016 will be approved by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine early next year.
During the meeting main priority areas of the development and production of weapons and military equipment were defined, as well as the strategic targeted military-technical pluriennial programs were outlined. As NSDC Secretary stressed in his opening speech, the priority will be granted "preeminently to the domestic developments and to manufacturing of modern missile complexes, heavy howitzer artillery, means of air defense and communication, latest models of tanks and armored vehicles and so on".
"The main requirement that we impose to domestic developments - they should be in line with the most modern world samples and exceed by their characteristics similar weapons and military equipment of Russian production", - Oleksandr Turchynov summed up, adding that the State Defense Order for 2016 "should become another step towards our victory".