The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak examined the production facilities of the Odessa aviation plant of the State concern “Ukroboronprom” and predicts an increase in the funding and orders to the enterprise for the current year.

“This year in the framework of the state defense order the Ministry of defence provided financial resource for the Odessa factory of about 300 million UAH. After what I saw, I think that the funding and orders will be increased, because I see real work and real results,” wrote S. Poltorak on his page on the social network Facebook on Friday evening.

He noted that currently work in this company is focused on three main priorities: modernization and repair of aircraft L-39; the modernization of reconnaissance aircraft su-24MR; the creation of a platform for the use of naval cruise missiles, “Neptune”, “which will allow us to significantly strengthen the capabilities of the army”.