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State Defense Order to be financed in amount of over 6 trln rubles in 2013/2015

April 17, 2013, 13:16 UTC+3

In 2012, Russia kept up world leadership as regards the number of missile launches

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MOSCOW, April 17 (Itar-Tass) – Russian government drafted and endorsed the State Defense Procurements Order for 2013 and for the years 2014 and 2015 last year and its financing will total more than 6.5 trillion rubles, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday as he address the deputies of the State Duma with a report on the government’s operations.

He recalled that a federal Law on the State Defense Order took effect on January 1, 2013, and a number of regulatory acts are being drafted at present to make all of its provisions produce the maximum effect.

“I’d like to tell you right away we’ll put an end to the ‘pricing wars’ between the state customers and the operators of defense orders,” Medvedev said. “We do have money and all this squabbling must stop now.”

“As for the responsibility /for fulfilling the defense order/, the officials and executives of all levels will have personal responsibility for it - not only in terms of criminal or administrative law. They should learn how to account for their actions with their earnings,” he said.

“In 2012, Russia kept up world leadership as regards the number of missile launches,” Medvedev said. “Also, we fulfilled all of our obligations in the field of manned space flights.”

“We had to draw up nuts right, as it were, to make up for a chain of flops of the most recent past,” he said. “Beginning from 2013, transition to lifecycle contracts for the weaponry and technologies supplied en masse is in progress.”

“Manufacturers are introducing a departmental system of quality control and the setting up of integrated entities continues,” Medvedev said. “The system of management is undergoing reorganization, too.”


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