The state concern Ukroboronprom demands more than $ 100 million of budget funds to support defense enterprises. This is stated in the draft plan for the 2019 budget, which the concern has proposed to the government. The document was made public by the ‘Marlin’ project.
Most of the funds should be directed to support the aviation industry, but some of the money is demanded for inactive enterprises.
As reported, most of the funds – 53,4 million dollars - is provided for Zaporizhia Machine-Building Design Bureau Progress, which specializes in gas turbine engines for aircraft. 30 million dollars is provisioned for the flagship aircraft builder State enterprise Antonov and 370 million uah - for Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company.
2,8 million dollars are reserved for Mykolaiv shipbuilding plant Black Sea Shipyard.
Among the enterprises that Ukroboronprom offered for sale as those which are not producing goods or providing services for the military-industrial complex:
Kyiv State Factory Burevisnyk – 270 thousand dollars;
Special Design Bureau Molniya – 225 thousand dollars;
Zmiyiv power equipment repair plant – 187 thousand dollars;
Research Institute Buran – 180 thousand dollars;
State enterprise Central Design Izumrud – 150 thousand dollars;
Ukrainian Rdaio Techincal Institute – 113 thousand dollars;
Special Design Bureau Spektr – 101 thousand dollars;
Lviv Radio Engineering Research Institute – 30 thousand dollars;
State enterprise Laser Engineering Design bureau – 1,8 thousand dollars;
State enterprise Design Bureau ‘Artillery Armament’ will receive 64 thousand dollars.
The list also contains enterprises whose management appears in big corruption scandals. This is Mayak Plant and a manufacturer of mortars Molot, on which it is demanded 676 thousand dollars.