In the current conditions of state development, when Ukraine's defense planning system adapts to NATO standards, the development of the Armed Forces (AF) of Ukraine should be based on indicators of the required level of defense capabilities of the country, taking into account its economic capabilities to meet defense resources. For Ukraine, the issues of defense management, defense planning based on the principles of program-targeted management and defense resources management are insufficiently studied. The leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the state as a whole wants to move to defense planning according to NATO standards as soon as possible, namely using the “capability-based planning” method. However, today in Ukraine there is no methodological basis for the management of defense resources, which has negative consequences. Analysis of modern research shows that today the term management of defense resources is actively used, however, in the literature there are many ambiguous interpretations. In addition, it is difficult to find a unified approach to defense resource management. Therefore, it is necessary and urgent to define the term “resource management” and to outline the methodological basis for the management of defense resources in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The formed methodological bases should give answers to the questions concerning the list, the maintenance and algorithm of realization of methods of management of defense resources, and also to open questions of practical significance of process of management of defense resources. The proposed methodological bases of defense resources management are essentially a set of refined (standard for all levels of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) conceptual and terminological apparatus, developed concept of further development of the defense resources management system and methodological apparatus of military-economic substantiation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is a set of methods. receptions, ways of research of questions of management of defense resources.
Further research may be related to the development of practical recommendations for the creation and development of a separate branch of government in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is directly responsible for the management of defense resources.