Ukrainian defense industry
Ukraine’s Ministry of Strategic Industries and a German defense company, Helsing GmbH, signed a memorandum of understanding on security and defense cooperation on 24 February.
The massive production of aerial and sea drones has already been organized. Kamyshin said the next goal is to make the same with the autonomous ground systems.
Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom has signed a memorandum with leading missile development and manufacturing company MBDA Deutschland.
The Shoolika mk6, Ukraine's latest strategic strike drone, promises to redefine night warfare with advanced vision systems and precision targeting.
Defense cooperation: Ukraine’s Defense minister outlines new agreements with the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Baltic states
In particular, Ukraine and Belgium "signed six documents on cooperation in the defense industry" to establish joint production in Ukraine
Ukrainian military intelligence notes a shift in Russian targeting, moving from Ukraine's energy sector last winter to its defense industry facilities, with the threat to the energy sector looming.
Business overrides politics in Slovakia and Hungary as both nations' defense firms expand production and cooperation with Ukraine despite claims of not supplying weapons
Defense industry and cooperation can’t be built in one day. But the good news for Ukraine is that it can’t be canceled in one day either due to huge investments and multi-year contracts. Even if governmental military aid from the US or EU declines, new factories and joint production will continue deliveries regardless of politics.
Zelenskyy assures that Ukrainian military brigades will receive domestically produced drones, highlighting a significant push in UAV manufacturing.
Ukrainian engineers have developed and launched the Cobra fixed-wing "kamikaze" drone manufacturing, with a 300 km operational range and 15 kg payload capacity, using riveted steel construction for rapid and affordable production.
UK defense trade mission to Ukraine leads to major agreements: Contracts for vessel maintenance, specialized artillery support, and a collaborative engineering initiative to strengthen Ukraine's military capabilities.
Scouts of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine received the first two upgraded Dozor-B armored vehicles developed by Kharkiv engineers and made in Ukraine.
Ukraine's military receives its first AQ 400 Scythe drones with a remarkable 750 km range; the manufacturer says it produces 100 Scythes monthly and targets 500 units a month, emphasizing local production.
President Zelensky met with US defense industry leaders during his US visit, focusing on a European defense hub in Ukraine, military production, and investment from American partners.
Estonia's Milrem Robotics joins forces with Ukraine's defense sector to create next-generation, multi-domain robotic systems, aiming to bolster Ukraine's military capabilities
Quantum Systems, a prominent German drone company, is set to establish a Research and Development (R&D) center in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Minister of Strategic Industries noted that setting up 155mm shell production will take “at least two, maximum three years” given the technologies required.
Ukraine is set to enhance its defense industry by producing armored vehicles in partnership with German defense concern Rheinmetall on Ukrainian territory
With Ukraine's current production at about 50,000 FPV drones per month, the significant gap to the army's requirement of 200,000 drones calls for an extra 5,000 engineers.
Ukraine's Strategic Industries Minister aims to turn Ukraine into a major arms producer and exporter, making defense the core industry post-war.