Adoption of the Provisional Instruction on the Organization and Implementation of Definitive Departmental Testing of Arms and Military Equipment
The Public Association “Association of Manufacturers of Armaments and Military Equipment of Ukraine” (hereinafter referred to as the Association) continues its activities in solving the problematic issues of material and technical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
At the initiative of the Association, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine finally developed a temporary instruction on the organization and implementation of defining departmental tests of weapons and military equipment. It is well known that in 2017 the union specialists worked out and submitted to the Ministry of Defense a draft Order on “Procedure for the development (modernization) and acceptance (supply) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of armaments, military and special equipment” (for the replacement of the Order No. 416) (Annex 1), in which it was specified who, in what sequence and in what terms should perform. That is, the Association formulated clear rules for the organization of research and development work on the development (modernization) of weapons and its further adoption in arms.
According to the results of the study of the approved Temporary Instruction on the organization and implementation of defining departmental tests of armaments and military equipment, it becomes clear that, when formulating the Association’s proposals, it is taken into account in part and most importantly – it does not reflect the question of the sequence of implementation of the requirements of the State Customs Committee No.345 dated February 25, 2015, important for arms manufacturers and military equipment of Ukraine. It is felt that the specialists of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, due to the accelerated preparation of the Instruction, made it for a report, but not for the creation of clear and understandable for all the sequence of actions, as for the Customer for the Executor.
Taking into account the above, and taking into account the fact that the Association represents the interests of 85 private defense enterprises of Ukraine, we propose to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to pay attention to the previously submitted proposals and to take measures to revise the above-mentioned Instruction and it is desirable to coordinate its content with the Public Institutions. Coordinated actions will create an atmosphere of trust and unite the views of both sides on the issue of creating the latest weapons models.