Ukraine does not have the technological and financial resources to build its military aircraft, said the Head of the Verkhovna Rada on issues of state security and defence Sergiy Pashinsky.
"the development of military aircraft of the type "Elki" (a family of Czech training aircraft) ? 3-4 billion dollars. We have the state defense order for this year ? a little more than 100 million dollars. On any military aircraft in Ukraine, we can say, " ? news Agency the message Pashinsky.
Conversations on such information Pashinsky called fantasies, because " Ukraine is neither technologically nor financially able to make its own military aircraft, even the lightest class." The head of Department acknowledged that all enterprises of the military-industrial complex (MIC) of Ukraine now in fact there are no bids. According to his statement, the full potential of the Ukrainian defense industry is only in the total sale of the property which were inherited from the Soviet Union." we do not have any potential. All our capacity was coming: take the Ministry of defence, the T-72 or T-64 at the price of scrap metal, making his armored company, repair and sell for 400 thousand Dollars ", ? he explained. In this regard, the Head of Rada tried to convince to call things by their right names." This is not the capacity of the defense industry And the potential of the Soviet army ahead of us ", where he said. Pashinsky added that at present the potential of Ukraine is limited to the production of armored cars "Patrol" mortar and Hammer." This two kinds of weapons, what we have created, Greg noticed it.? And when we talk About planes and aircraft carriers, then we must not forget that industry is destroyed, the potential is zero, there is no money ". Remember, in July, Kiev said About the intention to prepare the air force to NATO standards.