View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Comment
March 2, 2022

Conflict in Ukraine likely signals end of the country as a net defence exporter

By GlobalData

The conflict in Ukraine is extremely likely to signal the end of Ukraine as a net exporter of defence equipment. According to GlobalData intelligence, the country exported $1.2bn worth of equipment in the last five years, compared to $123m worth of imports. Given that much of the domestic defence infrastructure has likely been destroyed in the conflict, and with Ukraine increasingly reliant on defence imports in its efforts to repel Russian invasion, it is highly unlikely that high levels of export will return.

Free Report
img

Latest Updates on the Ukraine/Russia Crisis

Whilst at its core a humanitarian crisis, the Russian invasion of Ukraine risks adding materially to existing global economic and supply challenges. We are likely heading into a period in which geopolitics will become a regular part of boardroom discussions. Recent developments have seen Russian companies make significant progress around the world to supply countries with equipment in various Aerospace, Defense & Security sectors. This means that countries dependent on Russian arms for their security calculations should review all purchases and clauses regarding their programs and payments. Download GlobalData’s 5th Ukraine Conflict Executive Briefing to learn more. This report is part of a continued series that is renewed monthly with the latest data and analysis, as the conflict develops and has wider implications across sectors. Access the latest macro-economic forecasts, charts with the latest data, and our updated sanctions tracker, as well as our updated sector scorecards to reflect the current views on the impact of the crisis at a company level.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

Ukraine has long found a market in selling Soviet-era weapons and aircraft to countries at cheaper rates than Russia had offered, and prior to the annexation of Crimea, it has sold aircraft parts to Russia. Ukraine was left with about 30% of the Soviet Union’s defence industry on its territory following its dissolution, it has significant companies, including Antonov, which produced a number of heavy-lift aircraft, including the AN-225. This left them with such large production relative to Ukraine’s relatively small military, leading them to develop a significant export market – with China making up a 35% market share over the last five years according to GlobalData.

China is likely to be affected significantly by this because they have historically relied on Ukraine to provide radars and air-to-air weaponry for their versions of soviet-era aircraft, including the J-11B, which is based on the SU-27. China also imports tank engines from Ukraine, which are used in the T-8OUD, which China exports to Pakistan, and the VT-1A tank utilised by China and Pakistan. They also provide the QC-280 gas turbines that are utilised by China’s type 055 destroyers.

The conflict in Ukraine has caused significant destruction to infrastructure across the country, with Russia bombing or taking over numerous airfields and aircraft, including the previously mentioned AN-225 being destroyed. The main defence industry association of the country ‘Ukroboronprom’ indicated that the Ukrainian military is making efforts to defend functioning defence infrastructure in the country, however, it is unknown how long this defence will last, and China is likely to be the most significantly affected country following this conflict.

Related Companies

Free Report
img

Latest Updates on the Ukraine/Russia Crisis

Whilst at its core a humanitarian crisis, the Russian invasion of Ukraine risks adding materially to existing global economic and supply challenges. We are likely heading into a period in which geopolitics will become a regular part of boardroom discussions. Recent developments have seen Russian companies make significant progress around the world to supply countries with equipment in various Aerospace, Defense & Security sectors. This means that countries dependent on Russian arms for their security calculations should review all purchases and clauses regarding their programs and payments. Download GlobalData’s 5th Ukraine Conflict Executive Briefing to learn more. This report is part of a continued series that is renewed monthly with the latest data and analysis, as the conflict develops and has wider implications across sectors. Access the latest macro-economic forecasts, charts with the latest data, and our updated sanctions tracker, as well as our updated sector scorecards to reflect the current views on the impact of the crisis at a company level.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Army Technology