Ukraine announced "the first step to restore the country's aircraft industry"
In Ukraine, a presidential decree is being discussed, which is called "On the development of the aircraft industry." Volodymyr Zelenskyy entrusted the control over the implementation of the decree to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexei Danilov. The government has been instructed to "update the action plan" for the period until 2030.
In particular, the decree provides for the approval of a special scientific and technical program for the development aviation industry, working out a mechanism to stimulate those who operate aircraft manufactured by the company "Antonov".
Also, the President of Ukraine instructed to prepare draft acts that would provide support to aircraft manufacturers and related industries. Perhaps the most important thing worth paying attention to is the actual vector for the privatization of the entire aircraft manufacturing industry in Ukraine. In the decree, this is defined by the term "corporatization of state-owned enterprises."
An additional instruction was sent to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Zelensky ordered the military department to include the purchase and modernization of aircraft, drones and helicopters in state defense orders for the period up to 2030. In particular, it was instructed to decide on the purchase of upgraded versions of the An-74 military transport aircraft (these aircraft have been in operation since 1983) and An-178 (the first flight took place in May 2015).
In Ukraine, Zelensky's decree is called "the first step to restore the country's aircraft industry."
At the same time, there is no data yet on how much Kiev is going to spend on the implementation of the decree. This suggests that the "first step" in the restoration of aircraft manufacturing in Ukraine may (like many other steps of this kind) be the last.
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