UKROBORONPROM SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” successfully mastered manufacture of products for R-330UM "Mandat" and transferred the first two stations to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As noted by the head of the customer’s representative, Lieutenant Colonel Anatoliy Sanevych, Р-330УВ1М and Р-330УВ2М products are indispensable at the front. They successfully passed qualification tests and have a number of characteristics, having no analogues in the world.
The chief of the department for providing EW (electronic warfare) means for EW Central Department of the Economic Directorate of the Main Department of Operational Support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant Colonel Yuriy Motolyha, who took part in testing and acceptance of the stations, said: "Today there is no enterprise in Ukraine – except for the SE "Iskra" – capable of developing and manufacturing modern EW means". He also personally thanked the company’s team for the work done and promised SE “Iskra” management to do everything possible for the enterprise to have the possibility for the manufacture of EW means and their further modernization.
The first sample of the mobile complex EW "Mandat" – having seven stations – was developed and manufactured by PJSC "Topaz". In 2014, it passed the State tests and was accepted for service, by force of circumstances, manufacturing "Mandat" complex at PJSC "Topaz" in Donetsk for Ukraine became impossible.
In 2015, SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” management – together with the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – adopted a decision "On arrangement procedure for R-330UM production setup at SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” capacities”. This decision gave a start to revive production. At the same time, “Iskra” specialists carried out a wide range of works related to import substitution and replacement of suppliers.
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