Description: In the article the authors propose an approach to the solution of the current issue on rational distribution of the defense budget of Ukraine between the components of the defense forces. The study and analysis of the existing state of this issue shows the existence of several particular ways of carrying out the distribution, which do not take into account the basic features of its conduct. These methods are one-way and do not have feedbacks. All this raises doubts about the result of the distribution. The authors propose to apply, when distributing the defense budget of Ukraine, the methodology developed by them for the distribution of the defense budget of Ukraine between the components of the defense forces, taking into account the needs and priorities of these components for the target year. The method proposed by the authors will also allow to take into account when distributing the interest rate fluctuations of the defense budget from GDP. The methodology developed in the article can be used by defense planning specialists of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with the aim of increasing the efficiency of distribution and spending of public funds, as well as the effectiveness of forming programs and development plans for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Keywords: components of the forces of defense; the defense budget, the necessary amount of financing, the priority ratio of tasks, the adjustment of distribution