Description: In the article, the authors reveal the main methodological aspects of military-economic substantiation of promising directions of development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the standpoint of studying the problem issues of strengthening the state's defense capability. Studying the experience of predecessors and analyzing the current situation in Ukraine allowed us to form some views on the actual directions of conducting research in the field of military construction on military-economic subjects. Modern conditions of Ukraine's development clearly indicate that while justifying further directions of development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it is appropriate to take into account the need for comprehensive, including military and economic substantiation of possible strategic tasks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which will form the basis for planning the construction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with further determination the composition of forces and means for their implementation. Conducted research allowed the authors to identify the main methodological aspects of military-economic substantiation of perspective directions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and reveal the essence of issues of the adequacy of the state economy requirements necessary level of defense. The article focuses on theoretical issues of the interconnection of the state's economy with the further prospects of the development of its Armed Forces, as well as identifies the main factors that decisively influence the process of building the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and reveals the peculiarities of their influence. Meaning of Article major methodological aspects of military-economic substantiation of perspective directions of development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine may be useful for researchers and specialists defense planning system to form views on the manner and content of the process of military-economic substantiation of the main priorities of construction and development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in view economic capabilities of the state.
Keywords: military construction, construction of the Armed Forces, military-economic substantiation, military-economic potential, national economy, mobility of the economy, planning of the construction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine