Ukroboronprom to shift to NATO arms production standards by 2019

State Concern Ukroboronprom will begin the transition to NATO standards in the production of armaments and military hardware in 2015. The process will be complete in late 2018, the concern press service said.

State Concern Ukroboronprom will begin the transition to NATO standards in the production of armaments and military hardware in 2015. The process will be complete in late 2018, the concern press service said.

The reform will be based on a roadmap of the defense industry standardization in 2015-2018 elaborated by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and NATO.

The roadmap includes training of standardization specialists of Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff with support from the Ukraine-NATO Trust Fund.

"In addition, the document presents a tool of assistance to the introduction of modern mechanisms controlling the life cycle of defense products and the NATO system of product compliance verification," the concern said.

The roadmap of the defense industry standardization in 2015-2018 was drawn up after a seminar dedicated to Ukraine-NATO cooperation in standardization policy held in Kiev in late March and early April. The seminar was attended by representatives of Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic.

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