Urusky said that “Ukroboronprom” must be converted to a holding company

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State concern “Ukroboronprom” uniting the enterprises of defense-industrial complex, in its current form can not exist. About it in interview “Interfax-Ukraine”, said Vice Prime Minister – Minister of strategic industries of Ukraine Oleg Urusky.

“With regard to “Ukroboronprom”, it is subject to complete transformation. In its current form it cannot exist”, he said.

According to the Vice Premier, the state concern must be converted into a holding company.

“I worked there in 2014, and I have experience how to reformat your concern. We see it as a management company. The state holding company – management company, and holdings in the directions – armored vehicles, precision weapons, radar systems, boepripasy industry and shipbuilding. Rocket-space [industry] is, incidentally, also can enter. Possible”, – said Urusky.

Enterprises of “Ukroboronprom” is engaged in the development and production of weapons and equipment, scientific research and export-import operations. Part of the concern includes 10 design Bureau. At the enterprises of “Ukroboronprom” has about 80 thousand people, said on its website.

In April, Deputy Director General of concern Mustafa Nayem said that “Ukroboronprom” will be eliminated, but instead will be created by six corporations, specializing in rocket, aircraft, armoured vehicles, radar and naval systems, and aircraft repair.

The General Director of “Ukroboronprom” aivaras Abromavicius said in may that the company will be reformed in three stages.