13:45 12.01.2018

Cabinet cancels creation of state-owned concerns in space industry

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Cabinet cancels creation of state-owned concerns in space industry

The Ukrainian government has cancelled the decisions it made in 2017 on the establishment of state-owned concerns Arsenal-Modern Space Systems and Zirka-Technologies on the basis of several enterprises operating in the space industry.

A source in the government told Interfax-Ukraine that a respective decision was made at a Cabinet of Ministers meeting on Thursday, January 11.

According to the source, in total, during the meeting, the government cancelled 17 regulatory acts that were approved in 2017, including decisions on the creation of new sectoral associations in the space industry.

As reported, at a meeting on July 19, 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the proposal of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry on the creation of state-owned concerns Arsenal-Modern Space Systems and Zirka-Technologies in the space industry.

The Arsenal-Modern Space Systems concern had to include nine enterprises, in particular, Arsenal Special Device Production State Enterprise, Arsenal Plant, Hartron, Kyivprylad, Ukrkosmos, State Scientific Production Enterprise Kommunar Corporation, Instrumental Building Technology Scientific and Research Institute, and National Center of Space Facilities Control and Test.

The Zirka-Technologies concern had to be created on the basis of six enterprises - Kharkiv Electric Equipment Plant, Soyuz Research and Design Institute, Dniprokosmos, Ukrainian Technology Center for Optical-Instrument Making, Sokil Instrument-Making Plant, and Kyiv Radiozavod.

The key tasks of the new concerns, among other things, had to be more active involvement of aerospace enterprises in the targeted government-sustained defense programs and projects and the implementation of defense order, as well as the introduction of principles of commercialization of aerospace projects.

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