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MOSCOW, November 16 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, has pointed to a number of systemic problems in the national defense industry to have placed the responsibility for that on liberal economists and irresponsible reforms.
“Over the past twenty years the number of design bureaus has shrunk by a factor of 4.5, while the number of research institutes doubled,” said Rogozin, who also leads the defense and defense industry commission at the public committee of presidential supporters.
In an article published by the daily Izvestia on Rogozin said that the defense industry has been drained of practically all skilled workers and medium and low-level technical personnel.
“Very acute is the task of instructing young professional workers for the defense industries, of reviving vocational schools training personnel for defense industries, and for creating incentives for young people to join the production process. The average age of personnel working at design bureaus is considerably above 60 years,” Rogozin said.
He speculated that one of the possible measures of injecting young blood into the defense industry might be immunity from military service for those young people who would agree to take jobs at defense-industrial complex enterprises.
“Otherwise, we shall no arms to fight with,” he said.