Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran said this following a visit to strategic enterprises of the domestic rocket and space industry - Pivdenmash (Yuzhmash) State Enterprise and Pivdenne Design Bureau, the Defense Ministry's press service reported.
"The Ministry of Defense has recently stepped up work on building up our missile shield. Therefore, among other things, here in Dnipro, we are interested in promising developments in the field of rocket and missile systems for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For this, the Ministry of Defense is ready to expand funding for the Ukrainian missile program," Taran said.
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The Ukrainian missile program is a set of actions aimed at restoring Ukraine's missile potential. It is being actively implemented and developed after the start of Russia's military aggression.
Pivdenne Design Bureau, in particular, is implementing about 10 projects to develop military missile and jet technology for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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