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Ukraine Ready to Move to Modern NATO Weapon Inventory

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Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture Svitlana Panaiotidi took part in the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), chaired by NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Investment Camille Grand.

The meeting discussed the implementation of innovations in the field of defence and the relevant Allies experience, the state, and prospects of global projects development which are implemented under CNAD. The participants stressed the importance of the cooperation of the Allies countries in the armaments compatibility and military equipment field.

“Our task today is to do our best to ensure the security and defence sector’s reforms. And it is innovations that will contribute to technological modernisation and the transition to modern weapons systems and military doctrines’ development. Ensuring the implementation of the mechanisms, structures, and approaches adopted in NATO member states should provide interoperability with Alliance forces and further progress towards NATO entering,” Panaiotidi said.

Background

The Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) was established in 1966 and is the senior advisory committee to the Alliance’s North Atlantic Armaments Council.

CNAD’s mission is to promote multinational co-operation in providing compatible military capabilities in the field of armaments to improve the NATO force’s efficiency across the Alliance’s current and future operations. The Conference of National Armaments Directors coordinates the implementation of NATO’s armament and military equipment development policy.

The meetings takes place twice a year, one of which happens with the partner countries’ participation. Senior officials (national armaments directors), responsible for formulating and implementing policy in the field of armaments and military equipment, are involved in the work.

Natalia Tolub

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