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Senators proposed a plan to diversify the Russian defense industry

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Government of the Russian Federation will annually approve a volume plan and a list of civilian products that enterprises of the military-industrial complex will release as part of a diversification program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing VoennoeRF.

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According to news agency RBC, such amendments to the law “On Industrial Policy” were prepared by a member of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Alexei Dmitrienko.

The bill will be submitted to the State Duma said a RBC source close to the government, and Alexey Dmitrienko himself confirmed.

The innovations also include assistance to defense industry enterprises in interacting with banks to obtain borrowed funds, as well as subsidies for financing the research, development and technological work necessary for the “release of high-tech products”. Funds for subsidies are proposed to be provided from the federal budget, follows from the explanatory note to the bill.

It is also planned that the government will create conditions to stimulate exports and domestic demand for such products.

In addition, the bill introduces into the law the concept of “diversification of production of defense industry organizations”, which has not yet been spelled out. The document defines this term as “the development and production by organizations of the military-industrial complex of high-tech products not related to ensuring the country’s defense and state security.”

Earlier, amendments to the law “On Industrial Policy” were also proposed by Senator Konstantin Dolgov and deputy Vladimir Gutenev. In their opinion, the growth rate of the diversification of the military-industrial complex depends on the motivating system for the management of defense industry enterprises.

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“The positive experience of both Russian vertically integrated structures and foreign ones should be used. Management incentives to a large extent should depend on the results achieved, and not on a fixed salary in the staff list,” said Vladimir Gutenev.

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