During the USA – Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference in Washington, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense on co-production and technical data exchange.
The document stipulates that Ukraine will receive the capabilities necessary for success on the battlefield in the short term, and in the long term will contribute to economic recovery and strengthening of defense capabilities.
The Memorandum sets localization of the defense industry in Ukraine as one of the main priorities.
In particular, the document will facilitate the building of production facilities in our country to provide the Armed Forces with the necessary weapons, in particular in the areas of air defense, production of critical munitions, and repair and sustainment.
The U.S. Department of Defense and industrial partners will provide Ukraine with technical data to start local implementation of individual projects aimed at sustaining legacy air defense systems by integrating Western munitions. The parallel production of these systems in Ukraine and the United States will speed up their fielding and help our country maintain its air defense system in a combat-ready state.
In addition, during the conference, the United States announced the establishment of the Ukraine Deal Team, an interagency group consisting of representatives of the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Commerce. The interagency team will support partners in developing recommendations on potential deals and export requirements for Ukraine’s defense industry.
The USA – Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference organized by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine with the support of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Commerce took place in Washington, D.C., on December 5-6.
The purpose of the conference was to bolster cooperation between the defense industries of Ukraine and the United States. The event was attended by about 350 American, Ukrainian and European industrialists and government officials. The conference participants focused on a significant increase in arms production to support our country’s fight against Russian aggression and to strengthen our country’s defense in the long term.