Today Ukraine is gaining market weapons of domestic production. President Petro Poroshenko said that the need to support the growing demand for Ukrainian weapons. He said this at a meeting of the national security Council, the press service of the head of state.
Poroshenko stressed the need to increase exports of Ukrainian weapons and the development of the program of renovation of production Fund of defense companies.
“We must support the growing demand for Ukrainian weapons of its own production. Emphasize that we do not sell, unlike some (previous – ed.) the 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 the head of state.
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,” noted the head of state.
Poroshenko stressed that only through export contracts advanced Ukrainian developments do not end up “in boxes”, and they’re about 2% of the total exports of Ukraine. “The task we set the rate to increase as a source of foreign exchange earnings,” – said the President.
The head of state 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.
Also at today’s meeting of the NSDC Poroshenko stressed that the urgent need to overhaul of tanks T-64 and T-80 and to provide a tank unit in full renovated and modernized machines.