The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has considered and approved the "Main Indicators of the State Defense Order for 2018-2020".
The draft of the main indicators of the State Defense Order for 2018-2020, presented to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine for consideration, is based on the financial resources allocated in the State Budget of Ukraine for this year and on the indicators for the next two years, stipulated by the Main Directions of the Budget Policy for 2018-2020.
The three-year system of the State Defense Order has been started since 2017, which allowed public procurement authorities and contractors to plan their work and resources more accurately.
According to the results of the execution of the State Defense Order in 2017, almost 2.5 thousand units of weapons, military equipment and special-purpose products and more than 27 thousand missiles and ammunition were delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The provision of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with modern missiles, armored vehicles, electronic warfare and air defense systems, remotely-piloted aerial vehicle complexes, countersniper systems should be the priority of the state defense order in 2018.
"Our defense-industrial complex is already able to ensure the implementation of complex and large-scale programs," said Oleksandr Turchinov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He informed that financing of the State defense order is to be increased to 21.3 billion hryvnas this year, which is 37% more than in 2017.
Staff of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine