Ukrainian forum on Security and defense ’16: the reboot of the military and technical cooperation under the patronage of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine and SE “Ukroboronprom”

The very first Investment Forum in the field of the defense industry opened 18 February, 2016.

Among the participants of the event – Miroslav Khalik, the Director of State Enterprise “STC” Precision Mechanics Plant“; the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov; the chief of the State Security Service of Ukraine Vasil Hritzak, Defense Minester of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak,  lieutenant general of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Igor Pavlovski; The USA ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, the Canada ambassador Roman Vaschuk, Director General of the “Ukroboronprom” Roman Romanov; Deputy Assistant of the NATO Secretary General on the defense investments Ernest Herold.

Manufacturers of products in the defense industry, foreign investors, international financial corporations and foreign embassies. Participation in the Forum confirmed more than 250 senior executives of companies from 20 countries, including Boeing, Airbus, Thales International, Microsoft Corp., PCO SA, Sagem Défense Sécurité, Elbit Systems, Caterpillar Inc, Renault Trucks Defense, Honeywell Defense and Space Int., Orbital ATK, STC Delta and others.

Forum aims to draw attention of the international business to the potential of the security and defense market of Ukraine, as well as to attract foreign investments into this sector.

Representatives of the government, international organizations and Ukrainian enterprises took part in an open public discussion on the transition of the Ukrainian market of defense and security into a new level of development.

Director of SE “STC” PMP” Miroslav Khalik held talks with representatives of foreign companies (Germany, South Korea, Japan ) on the technological upgrading of production capacity and their output into a new level of equipment. “Our cooperation will help to improve the efficiency of enterprises, it will promote growth of the quantity and quality of products “, – summed M. Khalik.

“Ukroboronprom” took on an ambitious task to fully equip the Ukrainian army with modern weapons and military equipment. 80,000 Concern workers joined forces to protect and strengthen Ukraine. Today the whole world is watching the revival of our defense industry, which has become one of the main boards in the defense of peace”, – said General Director of SC “Ukroboronprom” Roman Romanov.


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