In order to transform the Armed Forces of Ukraine into a real institute of deterrence of Russian aggression, it is necessary to increase the rate of rearmament 7 times in the next 4 - 5 years.
This was the conclusion of the Army, Conversion and Disarmament Research Center (CDAC) after studying the approaches, pace, and features of the Armed Forces' rearmament over the past three years.
In addition, the implementation of such rearmament will create a realistic program of transformation of the Armed Forces into a professional army and complete the development of the territorial defense system. And also to significantly develop a modern technological base of defense and dual purpose, which can significantly affect the development of the entire domestic economy and to increase Ukraine's profits in the world arms market by 2 - 4 times.
First of all, we should focus on the areas of development of weapons and military equipment (OVT) offered by the Ukrainian Institute for Security Studies in mid-2019 (the Center for Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament is one of the co-founders and participants of the WIPD research). Namely, the military-industrial complex, the state of development of which is nearing completion (or already adopted in the Armed Forces), and which could strengthen the strategic component of Ukraine's defense potential.
This is the creation of a unified automated control system (EASU) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (hereinafter - EASU of the Ukrainian Defense Forces) with the most important related elements of this system: effective, secure communications, modern electronic warfare and electronic intelligence, cyber defense of networks and development of telecommunications. Development and procurement of high-precision weapons such as the Neptune PKR, the Alder RSWS, the development and procurement of air defense and short-range missiles, including air-to-ground missiles. In general, the development of a state air defense system should be one of the priorities of defense construction. In addition, a modern advanced concept for the development of combat unmanned systems and robotics for aviation, ground and maritime deployment should be created.
As regards imports of OAUs, it may not exceed 18-20% of total OAO purchases, and should relate exclusively to OAU nomenclature not produced by the domestic OAU. Zarkem, air defense systems, attack unmanned aerial vehicles, naval equipment, secure communications. If current rates and approaches to rearmament are maintained, Ukraine will need 35-40 years, and during this period it will remain an easily vulnerable target for Russia, which is itself actively modernizing the army and preparing for a new generation of war.