In 2012, Russia reached a record level of exports of military products, exceeding the plan, said President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a meeting of the commission on military-technical cooperation.
"This year we go out to a record level for exports of military products. Their volume exceeded 14 billion dollars, that is the plan for the year exceeded ", — said the head of state, calling such positive results, reports
Putin also noted qualitative changes in the system of military-technical cooperation, above all, a co-production of military products, as well as work to restore Russia's position in the market to upgrade and repair of military equipment.
He also noted that in 2012, Russia signed a military technical cooperation contracts for more than $ 15 billion.
"Only for the current year have been concluded new export contracts worth over 15 billion dollars", — he said.
The President noted that the qualitative changes in the system of military-technical cooperation can expect a further increase in backlog in this area.
"Along with traditional supplies of modern weapons systems are developing new lines of business. I mean, first of all, the co-production of defense products and research development, — he said. — Such cooperation with partners helps to reduce production costs, increase the competitiveness of our products and create the conditions for access to the markets of third countries. "
Putin called very important and work to restore Russia's position in the market to upgrade and repair of military equipment. "First of all, it is important to confirm our competence to be able to gain a foothold in our traditional markets, to participate in the repair and modernization — is also a fairly large volume of orders", — said the head of state.
"All of this allows us not only to maintain the existing portfolio in the field of military-technical cooperation, but also rely on its increase", — Putin said.
The President noted that all of this allows Russian defense companies get a firm foundation for the future, the ability to create jobs and renew the material and technical base of production, to conduct extensive research work and introduce advanced technology.