The Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine has identified five priorities in its activities for the current year.
In the legislative sphere, the Ministry for Strategic Industries aims to approve five basic documents that will allow to reform and bring to a qualitatively new level the industries, which are supervised by the Ministry. Thus, it is planned to endorse the Strategy of development of the defense-industrial complex of Ukraine, the National target scientific and technical space program of Ukraine for 2021-2025, the State target scientific and technical program of development of the aviation industry of Ukraine for 2021-2030 and the National complex program of high science-intensive technologies as well as to approve and implement the State Defense Order for 2021.
During the year, the Ministry for Strategic Industries will also continue the process of corporatization of Ukroboronprom enterprises. State-owned enterprises of strategic industries will be divided by areas of activity and grouped into two state-owned holding companies the Defense Systems of Ukraine and the Aerospace Systems of Ukraine.
In addition, in 2021, in Ukraine it is planned to establish a Defense Technology Agency, similar to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense. The mission of the Agency will be to introduce scientific and technical solutions and new technologies to create modern types of competitive weapons and military equipment.
The Ministry for Strategic Industries also aims to ensure a significant increase in revenues to the state budget from the export activities of enterprises of the defense industry of Ukraine.