Poroshenko called for an increase in exports of weapons Ukrainian production

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted the necessity of increasing exports of Ukrainian weapons and the development of the program of renovation of production Fund defence companies of Ukraine.

«We must support the growing demand for Ukrainian weapons of its own production. Emphasize that we do not sell, unlike some (previous) mountain of the Ministers of defence and those who took the relevant decisions. We today firmly and convincingly conquer the market with weapons that are produced in Ukraine», — said Poroshenko during the meeting of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine on Friday January 27, the press service of the President of Ukraine.

The President recalled that the domestic defense order is performed on production assets, the level of wear is 67%, and some companies – 80%.

«Please elaborate, as I instructed, the program of renovation of production funds. Without modern manufacturing facilities, we are not going to be able to compete effectively in the global market and to provide at the expense of foreign orders the modernization and development of new weapons systems. So, as we are doing now at leading companies of the defense industry in our renowned design Bureau rocket industry, aircraft, armored vehicles,» — said Poroshenko.

According to the President of Ukraine, only thanks to export contracts advanced Ukrainian development «does not end up in boxes, and they’re about 2% of the total exports of Ukraine.»

«And the objectives: this figure to increase, as a source of foreign exchange earnings,» — said the head of state.

He stressed that the export allows you to scale production, to invest in new technologies and machines to train people and to provide the army with necessary weapons.

As reported earlier, Ukraine up to 2011-2015 years was among the top 10 largest arms exporters.

Poroshenko called for an increase in exports of weapons Ukrainian production 27.01.2017

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