Named to blame for failure of the state defense order for 2010

The Russian government has responded quickly to the request issued by President Dmitry Medvedev to find and punish the guilty in the disruption of the state defense order for 2010. According to the results of punitive sanctions own big positions lost five officers, 11 more were severely reprimanded. But as they say in the government, in this search for those responsible is not finished — in the next few months, the list of those who are punished, can expand. Yet, the current batch dismissal of military officers and CEOs look for the most part not as a punishment, as yet another attempt to "hush up" scandal with the failed state defense order.

Named guilty of disrupting the defense procurement in 2010

Search guilty of disrupting the implementation of the state defense order for 2010 was launched in the middle of March 2011, it was then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has promised to closely look into the incident. As the president said, "part of the objectives of the Municipal Defense Contracts, unfortunately, has failed. As soon as possible I will hold debriefing with a clear definition of responsible persons, both from industry and from the structures of governance. " How was actually the president's investigation, public sources have been reported.

May 10, 2011 held a workshop on the future development of the military-industrial complex. At the meeting, the central theme has been the failure of last year's new defense procurement and the search for blame in this. "It is unacceptable when major decisions are taken, and it should be said at the highest level, the money is allocated, and the products are not available," — said the president and again quoted the same excerpt from his own address to the Federal Assembly, which was announced in 2009.

In the letter, Dmitry Medvedev in a festive atmosphere ensured that the troops in 2010 as a re-will be delivered "more than 30 ballistic missiles and land-based marine, 5 modern missile systems such as" Iskander ", about 300 armored vehicles, 30 helicopters, 28 planes, three nuclear submarines, 1 battleship class "corvette", as well as 11 gallakticheskih devices. " 2010 has passed, and as it turns out the state defense order was implemented by 70%. The military did not wait for the promised ship like "corvette" 20380, 3 submarines of 955 "Borey" and 885 "Ash", 6-training aircraft Yak-130, 76 BMP-3 and 5-gallakticheskih devices .

President finished his speech followed by the phrase: "As you are well aware, when I read, I'm not making this up myself — it was actually agreed with each of the seating here. Why not made? I look forward to substantial answer to the proposals. You should be aware that at the time these should have more than half of those present at the meeting would be engaged in an active languid, physical labor in the open air: you have to answer for obligations under its responsibility commitments, we simply look in this sense, quite unacceptable. " After a nearly a week Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, Medvedev gave a report "on measures of discipline for the failure of the state defense order."

Thanks to the active and operational activities of the government have lost their jobs CEO of "Izhmash" B. Grodetsky and his colleague from the "Research Institute of Electromechanics" A.Hohlovich. Apart from this, were sent down the head of the organization's development of aircraft orders and weapons I.Krylov Colonel, Deputy. Chief of the brain control the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for Research and Development, Major-General and Deputy N.Vaganov. Navy Commander for Armaments Vice Admiral N.Borisov. Severe reprimand were announced CEO "NPO Machine Building" Alexei Leonov and general designer and general director of "Information Satellite Systems" N.Testoedovu.

Sanctions and disciplinary and administrative disposition were used as well to have eight CEOs of the defense industry. In addition, such sanctions are waiting for the director general of shipyard "Sevmash" in Severodvinsk N.Kalistratova, Deputy. Roscosmos A. Shilov control and management of subsidiaries outside the United Aircraft Corporation. It is worth noting that earlier to Nikolai Kalistratov been accused only for the modernization and maintenance of aircraft carrier "Admiral Gorshkov" under the terms of the agreement with India.

Placed on the press-service of the Kremlin, dubbed measures "quite enough as to raise individual responsibility and performance discipline, and prevent repeated violations of terms, the transfer of products to the customer."

In a show trial of public flogging still not done without pads. Namely, placed in a press release the Kremlin states that with his own position was sacked deputy chief of head control the Armed Forces, Major General II Vaganov. Of course, there typographical errors crept in, as before this post was indeed Major General Vaganov, but his name and country — Nikolai Ivanovich (NI), but not mysterious I. Interestingly, Major-General Nikolai Vaganov was fired, according to, Medvedev ordered in October last year, in other words for a long time before it became clear that the fulfillment of the state defense order has failed.

For some strange logic, a number of laid-off was included and vice. Russian Navy Commander for Armaments Vice Admiral N.Borisov. For its position Borisov was dismissed April 19, 2011, at the same time as the official premises of his resignation specifies shown incompetence and lack of professionalism in negotiating the acquisition of French helicopter type "Mistral" — Vice Admiral put his signature is not profitable for RF protocol with the French side of the assembly and the prices of ships, to do it had no right.

As reported by "Vedomosti" newspaper, B. Grodetsky was dismissed from the post of director of "Izhmash" in March 2011. The reason for this was called the indictment in the collapse of a massive enterprise. In general, the official version Grodetsky was sent on a long vacation, and his deputy for the holiday period was appointed M.Kuzyuk. At the current time, the acting head of "Izhmash" together with a team of its own employees and the expert group "Russian Technologies" searches for the real ability of the company to withdraw from the economic crisis.

Alexei Leonov, head of the "NPO Machine Building", a few had already been reprimanded for the technical delay in developmental and research work. Among fallen under the penalty for not explicable reason, did not have a former head of the KLA A.Fedorova, first fired in 2011 for the failure to fulfill the contract for the supply to Jordan, transport Il-76MF. According to the logic of things trivial, the last head of the KLA in the list of Deputy Prime Minister Ivanov just has to be.

Given all of this across-the-scale and punishment for the guilty, looks more like a desperate attempt to "hush up" bad story with the failure of the defense procurement, so favor with the President and a clear reference to the "active hard, physical labor in the open air," passed the other possible culprits. After all, in fact, for the failure of the state defense order their own great places lost people, previously punished for completely different faults earlier, in other words, in fact
punishment under test conditions has not suffered one. Lessons severe reprimand can hardly be taken as threatening punishment and dismissal have been dismissed — and even more so.

But what is surprising in the report, sir Ivanov apparently somehow forgot to mention that since March 20, 2006 it was he who is the chairman of the Military-Industrial Commission made to the Government of the Russian Federation and in particular its responsibilities comes overseeing the military-industrial complex. The very same commission, not counting everything else, is responsible for the formation and control of the implementation of the state defense order. In fact, in the above list of culprits, who voiced Ivanov, first Fri must go his own name, as a result of the implementation of the state defense order has failed specifically for his insightful and accurate control.

Another mind-boggling weirdness that a failed state defense order in 2010 became the occasion for the manifestation of such violent negative reaction of the president and the government, is that if you remember, the implementation of defense procurement 2009, according to data provided by the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, was only 50%, but no punitive sanctions did not work out. Earlier, some representatives of the Russian military-industrial complex voiced complaints that the funds for contracts entered into under the defense procurement interpreted with considerable delays. In addition, the workers themselves contracts are also very late. This also explains the constant disruption of the schedule of delivery of weapons and military equipment. With all of this as an excuse for a number of Russian officials, including himself and Ivanov explained that the later stages of contracts and the transfer of funds related to the fact that defense companies overcharge for their products.

It is worth noting that in itself for themselves procedure for defense procurement is not publicly available and open and always has been, and remains, associated with very highest level of corruption. Together with the fact if you omit the giant corruption component, the growth rates of defense products is completely understandable. It is clear that this growth is just supported by the government and the military department RF. The issue is that in past years, in the defense industry in the first half of insignificance received part payment for the order, and most of the funds are transferred at the end of the year. With all this the tools that were listed first, very often not enough to fulfill the responsibilities under the contracts, and the company just had to apply for the loans to the banks.

More recently, the country will start to operate brand new federal motivated example program for the upgrade of dilapidated Soviet military-industrial complex. Prior to 2020 it is planned to izderzhat 3 trillion rubles. 60% of the planned amount to be allocated from the municipal budget and the other 40% — of the means of defense of the companies themselves. The main goal, according to Putin, is a major rejuvenation of cadres, the modernization and renewal of production and investment in the experimental design and research work.

During a press conference February 24, 2011 while another first deputy. Defense Minister V.Popovkin said on state funding for weapons programs from the period 2011-2020, which is planned to allocate 20 trillion rubles. This well-established pattern reflects the stages of the yearly financing the state defense order. Prior to 2015, defense companies RF should receive 700 billion rubles for the implementation of the ability to enter into contracts for the supply of military equipment and weapons after 2015. Thanks to the insignificance of funding, explained to the deputy minister, the company will be able to obtain loans from banks for the implementation of future agreements. The maximum clear that if enterprise get a bank loan, after some time it has to repay the loan, with interest at the same time. Naturally little interest, taking into account the fact that the strategic enterprises can take advantage of loans at reduced rates, but simply because funds in debt for a long time and no one will. The need then to return debts to banks with accrued interest affects the ultimate profits of the companies, which in its own turn, are trying to make up for the loss of money due to the small rise in prices for finished products. In other words, the price of weapons and military equipment to a certain extent is dependent on how things are going in the credit market and exchange rates. It should also be kept in mind and that all contractors in the main head offices defense often require prepayment for services in the amount of one hundred percent.

To correct the situation May 12, 2011 solemnly promised Prime Minister Putin. He said that the Defense Ministry will receive a real opportunity to bring a 100 percent advance for the state defense order. The respective bill now being developed by the government. However, the document became the law in force, will allow to produce 100% deposit only with the cooperation with large enterprises supporting its viability.

In general, in the Ministry of Defense said that the substantial tightening of terms when signing the contracts associated with long-term agreement price and technical completion equipment — military usually try to "beat" the lower prices. Here in this moment full circle — businesses can not reduce prices as a means to take credit, the military did not sign a contract, as seek to achieve the greatest reduction in prices, and to introduce 100% advance payment under the contracts Russian government can not, due to the fact that significant equipment costs fear without apparent impact.

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