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Belarusian manufacturers of military equipment supplied in single file with Russian
The Russian government has decided that the current regime is now placing the state defense order for Russian companies should extend to the Belarusian producers.
The news was announced in a blog post on the internet Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, prefacing it with the words: "Attention to our Belarusian friends." He addressed to all the RF Government Decree of December 24, 2012 N 1389 "On Amendments to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation from March 30, 2012 N 269". The document states that in Russia when placing an order for state needs, including defense procurement, goods, materials and components, originating in Belarus is a mode can be applied, for the same set of goods, materials and components produced in Russia.
Foreigners are not allowed to speak main contractors defense procurement, this prerogative is only left to Russians and Belarusians …
Decree N 1389 was preparing for a long time. Last autumn was signed in Minsk concomitant action plan until 2015. Then, Dmitry Rogozin, said that "our main task — to create a framework of interaction between the defense of the two countries, as a result of the implementation of the approved program of cooperation in Minsk defense systems to Belarus and Russia in 2015 will allow us to take its rightful place among the high-tech powers." He promised by the end of February, all consultations to ensure the legal basis for expanding the forms of cooperation. He kept his word.
— Artificial barriers and the wave of unrest, as in the early 90s, I hope to have subsided, the fore pragmatic interests that elevate to a new level, not only traders but, in the main level, designers, engineers, and workers — said Deputy Prime Minister.
His colleague, First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko also spoke about the upcoming changes:
— Their essence is legislative consolidation of bilateral access to government contracts.
A few days ago, Dmitry Rogozin, said that in late January, discussed in detail with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko the development of the Union State and the interaction of the two economies. According to him, increase cooperation does not mean automatic absorption of Belarusian enterprises by Russian. "The practice of co-operation is not necessarily associated with the purchase of assets," — said Dmitry Rogozin.
Event actively commented by experts. According to the chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense, Director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO) Igor Korotchenko, the two countries are "strategic, rather than declarative partners and allies."
Commentator rights. We shared with the Belarusians regional grouping, unified air defense … And equal access to the Russian state defense orders Belarusians brings our relations in the military-technical sphere at the highest level.
The long-awaited event, said Igor Korotchenko, especially Belarusian defense industry, "which are able to produce high quality and reliable products for military use. Belarusian industry since the collapse of the Soviet Union is the assembly plant for the Russian defense industry."
What is interested in Russia at Belarusian refineries? First of all, the chassis of the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant used by the Russians for their strategic missile systems.
The first production machinery from Minsk already entered service missilemen Russian and supply a few dozen vehicles to transport "Yarsov" expected in Russian strategic forces in exact accordance with the previously signed contract.
Igor Korotchenko sure to develop a new chassis for the "Topol-M" or "PC24S" in Russia today, no one can, because there is no appropriate technology, and Belarusians are engaged in a long time. Consequently, a reasonable alternative development Minsk does not exist yet, and it is unlikely it will appear in the next decade …
It should also be noted that the Russian defense industry is a major buyer and other Belarusian products. This list is far from alone units for the missiles. For example, the Minsk "Integral", producing microelectronics in Russia supplies almost 70 percent of all its products.