NATO and Ukraine Sign Defence-Technical Co-operation Roadmap

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    NATO and Ukraine Sign Defence-Technical Co-operation Roadmap


    On Wednesday (16 December 2015) NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Mr. Patrick Auroy and the First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Mr. Oleg Gladkovskyi co-signed a Roadmap for NATO-Ukraine Defence-Technical Co-operation.

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    The roadmap sets out key activities to implement the priorities listed in a corresponding Declaration of Intent signed in September 2015. Those priorities include improvement of the capabilities of the Armed Forces; co-operation in standardization and codification; transformation of Ukraine’s defence industry; Ukraine’s participation in NATO’s Smart Defence initiative; deepening co-operation between NATO and Ukraine in defence science and technology; and professional development of the Ukrainian staff involved in defence-technical co-operation with the Alliance.

    Most of the activities included in the roadmap focus on Ukraine’s participation in a number of working groups under the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) - the senior NATO committee responsible for promoting co-operation in the armaments field. The NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Defence-Technical Co-operation will use the Roadmap to guide its programme of work.

    http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_125994.htm

    NATO terms of use:
    http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/68162.htm
     
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    Ukraine has a lot of good technology left over from the U.S.S.R including important ICBM and air Defense systems. They also have a significant amount of expertise in the area of land platforms.
     
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    Ukraine has the technology, and in the case of RT-23, the production facilities:

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    But they haven't constructed or owned an ICBM since 1991 and according to NTI, being a part of the NPT, they have renounced doing so. Even with Russia's annexation of Crimea and activities in Donbass, which Russia has formally acknowledged, Ukraine's still committed to being strategic weapons free - this also includes strategic bombers:

    Some countries (mainly the United States and other NATO members) argue that recent Russian aggression, including the annexation of Crimea, violates the Budapest Memorandum that led to Ukraine renouncing the nuclear weapons on its territory following the dissolution of the Soviet Union and joining the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state. Ukraine remains committed to the NPT regime.

    Given their lack of recent experience, I'm not sure Ukraine has much to offer that the US or NATO didn't already have from a tech perspective.
     
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    The tech they have is relatively old and we already have it as you mentioned but it would give us good insight into how they designed weaponry etc. A Lot of Russian equipment is still based on the older Soviet equipment.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/03/10/ukraine-nuclear/6250815/
     
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