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YEKATERINBURG, April 20 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is departing for Urals in a working trip to hold a series of meetings with the participation of RF government members. Deputy Prime Minister in charge of modernisation issues Vladislav Surkov and representatives of defence enterprises and big business will take part in the meetings that will be held in Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil.
Rogozin instructed Sverdlovsk region governor Alexander Misharin to launch preparations for a series of activities for state-of-the-art designs in the defence industry sector at a meeting that was held in Moscow on April 2.
The development of the country's defence sector will be in the focus of discussion.
Rogozin is planned o visit the Urals Pipe Plant where will inspect the shop of high-speed machining of blades and familiarise with the turbine equipment manufacturing technology. In addition, the deputy prime minister will visit the Urals Locomotives Plant. Here he will see a demonstration of the 2ES6 and 2ES10 electric locomotive models. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sinara Group Dmitry Pumpyansky will deliver a report on prospects for the development of the whole enterprise.
At the Yalamov Urals Optical-Mechanical Plant, Rogozin will be shown a centre of innovative technology in the mechanical processing, as well as the production of fibre-optic systems (including for the fifth-generation T-50 fighter jet). The deputy prime minister will take part in the launch of a new robotic foundry engineering shop.
Ending his first day of the working trip, Rogozin will meet professors and students of the Urals department of the Russian Academy of Sciences and hold a meeting on the role and place of the defence industry sector in the innovation development of the economy and the formation of the private-state partnership in the interests of the design and manufacturing of new-generation armaments, military and special equipment.