Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov presented the concept of formulating and implementing military-industrial policy in the framework of the implementation of the NSDC decision
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov held a meeting on topical issues of development of the defense-industrial complex.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Svitlana Panaiotidi, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Roman Mashovets, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence Oleksandr Zavitnevych.
The NSDC Secretary emphasized that changes in the organization of the defense-industrial complex (DIC) are provided by the NSDC decision of 18.02.2020 “On the key indicators of the state defense order for 2020 and 2021, 2022”, enacted by Presidential Decree of 27 February 2020 № 59.
In this context, Mr. Danilov presented to the participants a joint position of the NSDC of Ukraine and the Office of the President of Ukraine on the process of reforming the defense industry and developing relevant long-term and medium-term defense planning documents – “Ways to optimize management functions while formulating and implementing military-industrial policy”.
At the same time, Mr. Danilov pointed out that this reform should become the largest in the last ten years.
To the NSDC Secretary’s belief, a drastic change in approaches to managing the defense industry should address the problem of insufficient coordination of subjects of military-industrial policy, in particular, the lack of a relevant coordinating body, and introduce a systematic approach to this sphere’s development.
According to Mr. Danilov, at the first stage of reform, the relevant ministry will be established. It will be responsible for formulating and ensuring the implementation of state military-industrial policy, and the position of Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Strategic Technologies and Innovation Development will be introduced. He will be responsible for reforming the DIC and developing the space industry.
At the second stage, issues related to the organizational and legal form of work of enterprises that are part of the SC “Ukroboronprom” will be resolved.
The NSDC Secretary stressed that the defense industry enterprises should first of all focus on providing the army with modern high-tech weapons and equipment that will allow it to respond effectively to modern challenges.