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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine24.06.2016, 14:45

Oleksandr Turchynov: Resumption of the production of “Kolchugas” and other electronic intelligence systems of new generation is one of the priority tasks

Secretary of the National Security and Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov visited the "Radiovymirywatch" State Enterprise of the "Ukroboronprom" concern, where he conducted the intersectoral meeting on the issues of electronic intelligence and electronic warfare support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Heads of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the military-industrial complex also participated in the meeting.

According to Mr. Turchynov, the Russian Federation in the occupied territories is actively using powerful electronic intelligence and electronic warfare systems against Ukraine. "In combat conditions, they are trying out and testing their new developments", - he underlined.

 "Therefore, - Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine noted, - providing the Armed Forces, the Chief Directorate of Intelligence and other military formations with modern radio-electronic tools will allow to effectively counter the Russian military aggression".

At the same time, Oleksandr Turchynov acknowledged that nowadays "the tasks of electronic defense of the troops and facilities from destruction by the enemy's systems of precision weapons are solved inefficiently". "The same applies to the protection of electronic means of control of the Armed Forces from the enemy's new developments", - he pointed out, adding that the conduct of effective military operations in modern conditions is impossible without wide application of the electronic intelligence devices and intense electronic countermeasures.

"The presence in the Armed Forces of such modern electronic intelligence and electronic warfare means will allow to unmask the intentions of the enemy in due time, to suppress its electronic communication and control means, to block the use of UAVs, to make quick decisions in difficult conditions of conducting the modern battle and to achieve victory", - Mr. Turchynov said.

During the meeting, Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed that one of the priority tasks is to resume in a very short time the production on the PJSC "Topaz", evacuated from Donetsk to Zaporizhzhia region, of the modern long-range electronic intelligence complexes "Kolchuga KE" as well as the production on Kiev enterprises of the universal stations of electronic and target environment control of new generation developed by the "Quantum- radiolocation" Research Institute.

 "Our designers, scientists and manufacturers face the challenge to ensure the creation of a broad range of modern radio-electronic systems both at the enterprises of the "Ukroboronprom" concern and in the private sector", - Mr. Turchynov noticed, stating that this priority should be reflected in the new State defense order.

 "In Ukraine, there is a scientific and industrial potential, which should be used in the most efficient way to achieve the tasks set. Certainly, to speed up the adjustment of the production of modern electronic intelligence and electronic warfare means we must break the resistance to military-technical cooperation and cooperation with the leading world manufacturers of the respective products", - he summarized.