China is actively employing weltered Ukraine to gain military technologies.
According to the EADaily news website, in April 2017, China’s North General Electronics Group bought design documents of the generator-boost module RIVK from Ukraine’s state-run Scientific research Institute “RI “Orion”. The deal’s cost was about USD 400,000.
“RI “Orion” is widely known among military experts because its microwave apparatus has been used in various Soviet military equipment: S-300 air defense systems, Pantsir short to medium range air defense systems and others. In modern Ukraine, “RI” Orion” participated in the development of corvettes for the Navy and the missile system “Sapsan”. North General Electronics Group is a branch of the Chinese state company Norinco.
EADaily also learned [through Importgenius] that “RI “Orion” had sold its another development product to China. In January 2018, the Ukrainian company sold design documents of the microwave module 468 521.005 to Huandon Photoelectric Technology Institute, which is involved in the Chinese projects in the sphere of radar and missile technologies.
According to data found by EADaily via Importgenius, in January and March, 2018 Ukraine’s Ukrspetsexport [state-owned arms trading company] sold to China’s Norinco the following: 3,000 silicon photodiodes FD-141K and 150 silicon photodetectors UFUR-01. The deal’s cost was about USD 860,000. The both products are used in the control systems of guided munitions.
Norinco is involved in the production and selling of a range of guided missiles employed in various equipment. Some of these systems are copies of the US-made TOW anti-tank guided missile and the French-German-developed Milan anti-tank guided missile. Norinco is a de-facto competitor of Ukrspetsexport in the international weapons market, which also sells guided missiles and munitions. However, this does not stop the Ukrainian leadership from selling its military technologies to China.