Poroshenko orders production of anti-aircraft missile launchers

2018/4/27 1:38:40

Analyst: Given that we expect Russian military aggression to continue for at least another two years, we expect the president will be giving more such tasks to Ukraine’s arms producers.

 


KYIV, Apr 26, 2018 - Ukrainian President Poroshenko has ordered Ukraine’s defense industry to launch production of the Vilkha high-precision anti-aircraft missile launcher series this year, Concorde Capital informed clients today in an online. Poroshenko made the announcement on his Facebook page on Apr. 25 after visiting a weapons test site. Vilkhas are assembled entirely of Ukrainian parts, he noted, and they are 10 times more precise than the anti-aircraft systems that Ukraine inherited from the Soviet military. Poroshenko said he also ordered Ukraine’s defense industry to boost cruise missile production.

 

Concorde analyst Zenon Zawada added: “It has puzzled even top U.S. defense officials (such as retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges) why Ukraine hasn’t shifted at least some of its massive efforts in arms exporting towards satisfying its own defense needs by producing weapons that are tailored for resisting the current Russian military aggression. It has also puzzled them why Ukraine claims it needs U.S. armaments because they are more modern, rather than updating their own extensive weapons-making capacities to produce the high-tech arms that it needs.

 

After four years of Russian military aggression however, President Poroshenko has finally begun to address these concerns with these instructions, which should boost not only Ukrainian defenses but also economic activity. Given that we expect Russian military aggression to continue for at least another two years, we expect the president will be giving more such tasks to Ukraine’s arms producers.

 

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For more information, link here: www.concorde.ua 

 

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