Dmitry Salamatin: The current state of weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian Armed Forces is rated as critical

Dmitry Salamatin: The current state of weapons and military equipment Armed Forces of Ukraine is estimated as criticalProviding tribute technical readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine asks for radical solutions, Defense Minister Dmitry Salamatin the extended meeting of the board of the military department, which took place on May 30 in Kiev.

At the meeting of the questions were taken measures to restore the technical efficiency of weapons and Military Equipment and ways to deal with issues, the state of implementation of the tasks defined by the President of Ukraine in the sphere of state personnel policies and measures to improve military personnel policy.

Opening the panel, D.Salamatin stressed that the problem of the technical readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is very topical, and requests from military control for radical solutions and urgent measures. The current state of weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian Armed Forces is rated as critical and is characterized by spirited pace of reduction of their technical suitability. More than half of the samples of military hardware in need of modernization and upgrading.

"The state of armaments and military equipment specifically influences the level of combat readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. So the question upgrade weapons and military equipment is very serious ", — the Minister of Defense of Ukraine has allocated.

On measures to restore the technical efficiency of weapons and Military Equipment Board members briefed the chief weapons Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Sergey Kotlyar, the commanders of the armed forces, the director of the Department of the Ministry of Defense money Ukraine Lieutenant General Ivan Marko.

Specifically, it was noted that this year's appropriations for cheap recovery and repair of weapons and military equipment increased by 2.4 times and amounted to 708 million hryvnia. In addition, through the effective use of budget funds could additionally bring these goals 111.2 million hryvnia.

This will allow the 2012 to spend significant amount of work on the restoration of arms and military equipment. Namely, it is planned to return and repair the 53 aircraft, 30 helicopters, 14 air defense missile systems, 14 warships, 274 units. weapons and military equipment-arms range.

During 5 months of this year, after the restoration and repair of the troops are now 11 combat aircraft, helicopters, 6, 8 anti-aircraft missile systems. 6 more aircraft being overhauled in municipal defense.

In order to increase the level of staffing Ukrainian Armed serviceable weapons and military equipment Defense put puzzle retrofitted military units at the technical level of military hardware ready standards due to their withdrawal from the units to be disbanded, to complete repairs samples with simultaneous modernization of military hardware, to perform the migration of the Armed Forces Ukraine a system service and repair facilities for the military-industrial complex, to ensure efficient and targeted implementation of the budget funds allocated for recovery weapons and military equipment.

The paper took the role of the governing board of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, heads of departments and the Ministry of Defense General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces, commanders of operational commands the Ukrainian Armed Forces, commanders of army corps and the Air Command, heads of scientific institutions of the Ministry of Defense Ukraine, General Director of the Municipal concern "Ukroboronprom" Dmitry Peregoudov.

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