Ukrainian Defense Industry works for 5-10% of its capacity
15:46, 11 August 2015

Ukrainian Defense Industry works for 5-10% of its capacity

Ukraine is able to produce 30% of needed weapons

15:46, 11 August 2015

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Serhiy Pashynskyi, head of the parliamentary committee on National Security and Defense, during the round table "The rearmament of the Ukrainian army: the objective needs, ambitions and realities", noted the low level of the weapons modernization and providing them the Ukrainian army. 

Ukrainian Defense Industry “Ukroboronprom”, which counts more than 100 companies, is using its production capacity only for 5-10%. Ukraine could produce 30% of needed arms, as stated Pashynskyi.

He also highlighted that the strategic component of the defense industry is not created, and no serious steps in the modernization of air defense systems. Weapons refit process in Ukraine would last for 3-5 years.

Pashynskyi also emphasized that Ukraine must remember about the possible threat of Russian aircraft and be ready for an answer.

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