A total of 13 Crimean-based Ukrainian defense enterprises manufacturing a variety of hardware including the Odessa Aviation Plant and a Joint Stock Company (JSC) Motor Sich will be taken over by Russia.
Following the merger of Crimea with Russia the latter plans to infuse capital and technology to modernize the plants, Russian and Ukrainian sources told Defenseworld.net at the DSA 2014 show in Malaysia.
Among the crown jewels in the Ukrainian manufacturing industry is the Sevastopol Shipyard, a branch of the Sevastopol Marine Plant. The shipyard is primarily concerned with the repair, modernization and re-equipment of Russian and Ukrainian Naval ships and submarines.
Other major defense manufacturing plants located in Crimea are the Sevastopol Aircraft Plant, the Antonov Design Bureau, the Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant 'Aviakon', the Chuguev Aircraft Repair Plant, the Lugansk Aircraft Repair Plant, the Zaporizhia State Aircraft Repair Plant, the Evpatoria Aircraft Repair Plant, the Mykolaiv Aircraft Repair Plant, the Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant, and the Lutsk Repair Plant.
However, earlier last month, Ukroboronprom State Enterprise (SE) claimed on its website that it was “business as usual” following the Crimean merger with Russia.
"All [Ukroboronprom SE] enterprises located in Crimea are working in normal regime with the observance of all standard manufacturing processes," general director Sergiy Gromov said, adding that the unstable political situation in Ukraine will not affect the implementation of agreements with the country's foreign customers.
"I draw attention of our foreign colleagues that, in spite of the tension in the country, all signed contracts [Ukroboronprom SE] will fulfil in time and in a proper quality.
Ukroboronprom has been, is, and will continue to be a reliable representative of Ukraine in the area of military and technical co-operation," he added.
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Sevasapols Dnepr, a Crimean radar station used by the Ukrainian Army is all set to be refitted with modern equipment and will be ready for use in 2016, Itar-Tass reported today. “We have already started equipping this facility with new testing and measurement systems for spacecraft control and systems for controlling space,” Alexander Golovko, Commander of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces was quoted as saying
In the aftermath of the Crimean crisis, Ukraine will not refund Moscow for defense orders placed with Ukrainian arms makers. Russias Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Thursday said, the Ukrainian partners “are late with deliveries of [ready-made] products [and] are not returning the advance payments
The Odessa Aircraft Plant will continue to repair and upgrade MiG-21 aircraft for the Croatian Ministry of Defense in accordance with the schedule, Oleksandr Stecenko, Deputy Director General of Ukroboronprom State Concern said today. According to the executive, the plant together with its co-contractors managed to solve all technical problems and come to a working schedule, which allows meeting contract conditions timely
Rosoboronexport will present modern Russian weapons and military equipment, special equipment, equipage and body armor a the 10th International Exhibition of Special Forces (SOFEX-2014), to be held from 6 to 8 May 2014 in Amman (Jordan).“The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pays special attention to security problems, special units operations, their equipage and equipping with modern technical and combat means
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