The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, as part of the implementation of presidential decree No.53 on the concept of combating terrorism in Ukraine dated March 5, 2019, approved a new action plan for the implementation of this concept, which refers to increased state control over the import, registration, production and use in the country of unmanned aircraft systems.
The relevant document was made public on the government website.
“To take measures to implement, within the competence, enhanced state control over the import, registration, production and use of unmanned aircraft systems in Ukraine in order to prevent the use of such systems for terrorist purposes,” the Cabinet of Ministers said in the plan. According to the text of the document, these measures were instructed to be carried out by the State Customs Service, the State Aviation Administration, the State Border Guard Service, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine (by agreement), the Foreign Intelligence Service (by agreement), the Economy Ministry, and other interested public agencies (by agreement).
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran signed agreements with Turkish companies on the transfer of technology and production of corvettes and unmanned attack aircraft systems for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on its website on Monday, the signing took place within the visit of the Turkish delegation to Ukraine, headed by President of Defence Industries of Turkey Ismail Demir.
According to Taran, first of all, this is about projects designed to radically enhance the combat capabilities of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to improve security in the area of the Black and Azov Seas.
The minister said these are the first in history foreign economic transactions for military goods concluded by the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
The Defense Ministry said that in October, Taran and Demir signed a memorandum with the intention to start and implement joint projects for the construction of warships, unmanned aerial vehicles and all types of turbine engines.
An airport for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may be built in Kyiv by 2025, said head of the All-Ukrainian Federation of UAV Owners, DJI distributor in Ukraine, Taras Troiak.
“We have a Quadroport project that we want to build in Kyiv. This will be the first drone airport where it will be possible to test any type of UAV (…) This is an ambitious project. We plan to build it by 2025. There is a small component there so far, but we look at development and realize that it is necessary,” he said during the Infrastructure Digital Day on Tuesday.
According to him, the UAV market in Ukraine will reach about UAH 500 million in 2020.
“This year it has grown 2.5 times compared to last. And next year we already hope that the market will be more than UAH 1 billion,” he said.