Ukrainian Ukroboronprom creates defenсe innovation development platform

Ukrainian Ukroboronprom creates defenсe innovation development platformUkroboronprom State Concern initiates the creation of the UKRARPA defence innovation development platform.

The initiative to create the platform meeting modern trends of global defence industry was announced by Ukroboronprom Head Roman Romanov at the 13th Arms and Security 2016 in Kyiv on Tuesday.

"The form of UKRAPRA has been selected. It would unite designers, start-ups, investment funds and military servicemen. The platform would help to concentrate progressive scientific ideas, investment and a mechanism for exchanging and protecting technologies," he said.

At present Ukroboronprom is holding talks to start cooperation with U.S. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

According to Ukraine, the establishment of mutually beneficial cooperation of Ukrainian defence and industrial complex with DARPA is an important factor for having access to advanced defence technologies for Ukraine with the purpose of increasing efficiency of resisting to Russia's aggression.

In August 2016 Anthony Tether who headed DARPA in 2001-2009 became an advisor of Ukroboronprom. Tether will consult the concern on the development of the Ukrainian defence and industrial complex and promotion of the Ukrainian defence products on foreign markets.
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