Description: The article deals with the influence on planning of measures for the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the procedure of assessment and analysis of capabilities. The existing approaches to the definition of measures for the development of the armed forces are analyzed and their identity is identified with the approaches used in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The ways of taking into account in Ukraine of the principles and rules in the course of defense domination, which are used by the NATO member countries, are based on consideration of the advantages concerning more concrete definition of goals and tasks of development of the armed forces. The need to create an effective system of defense planning in Ukraine aimed at the implementation of the functions of the governing bodies, the effective implementation of program activities and plans for the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, using the principles and rules of the NATO member states, modern methods based on the capabilities determines the urgency and scientific significance of the fate. Possible tasks of implementation of this method in Ukraine are presented, which becomes quite simple and allows to preserve the national system of planning and military education without radical adjustment, but only by introducing a new procedure for assessing operational (combat) capabilities and analyzing their basic components, as well as a correct comparison of conceptual the apparatus. The availability of in-depth analysis and evaluation of all components of operational (combat) capabilities and the basic components of organizational structures makes it possible to more carefully assess the necessary resources for the development of the armed forces, to more closely approach development of capacity development strategies, to make investment decisions, package management and development of troops (forces). Implementation of the military planning practice of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the procedures for assessing and analyzing the components of operational (combat) and special capabilities, basic components of capabilities can be considered as one of the areas of its adaptation to the principles and rules used by NATO member countries.
Keywords: combat capabilities, capacity carriers, basic components (components) of capabilities