A meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine took place
On January 27, a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine took place. During the meeting, the main indicators of the state defense order for 2017 and projected indicators for the next two years were considered.
By the decision of the NSDC of Ukraine, the Government was assigned to approve the agreed indicators of the state defense order, taking into account the expenditures budgeted for this year.
Among the priorities outlined in the state defense order are: development and production of new weapons and military equipment, development of the domestic defense industry, increased state guarantees for loans and simplification of their receipt for entities that are involved in the implementation of the state defense order.
In particular, the state defense order foresees the provision of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations with new advanced weapons and military equipment: modern missile and artillery systems, armored missile boats, unmanned aerial vehicles, armored vehicles, means of electronic warfare and radar ranging, modern means of communication and control, reconnaissance systems for artillery units, means of observation, targeting and night vision; modernization of aircraft, helicopters and other military equipment is also planned.
Moreover, by the desicion of the NSDC of Ukraine, the «State target program of development and production of ammunition and special chemical products for the period till 2021» is to be launched.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was assigned to make relevant adjustments to the «State target defense program on weapons and military equipment development for the period till 2020» taking into account the underfunding of the State defense order in 2016.