Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of the Aerospace Industry Workers and the World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day
I sincerely congratulate the aerospace industry workers of Ukraine with the professional holiday!
The aerospace industry is a huge catalyst for modern science and technology, becoming one of the main drivers of world scientific and technological progress. It stimulates the development of a number of related industries - electronics, materials sciences, engineering, computer technology, energy, etc.
Thanks to the daily work of our scientists, designers and manufacturers, Ukraine occupies a worthy place next to the leading countries of the world, with a powerful missile and aircraft complex.
Last year, with the participation of Ukraine, "Antares" (a joint project with the United States) and "Vega" launch vehicles (under the European Space Agency (ESA) program) were successfully launched.
In the field of cosmonautics, our state actively cooperates with 30 countries of the world. An agreement was recently signed with the European Space Agency under the "Copernicus" Earth observation program to further apply the data and space technology to combat the crisis and solve problems in the economic, security, scientific and other spheres of life. Space technologies and information systems are being implemented in the sphere of national security and defense.
Leading defense enterprises are actively involved in the implementation of the domestic missile program, in particular, the creation of modern missile systems, missiles and their components to enhance the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the creation of a powerful missile shield of our state. Ukrainian military transport aircraft are among the best in the world.
Dear friends, I sincerely congratulate you on the holiday, wish you good health, well-being, creative success and new achievements in the interests of national security and defense of Ukraine!
May God save you, your families and our Ukraine!