Russian General Staff: Nearly all low-orbit satellites within reach of US missile defenseMilitary & Defense March 28, 15:09
New Russian spacecraft designed for lunar missions to be run by fail-safe computerScience & Space March 28, 14:56
Putin hails Iran as Russia’s reliable and stable partnerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 14:17
Military expert warns US ABMs can detect any missile shield, even Russian onesMilitary & Defense March 28, 14:02
Scientists create modified fullerene capable of fighting HIVScience & Space March 28, 13:47
Kremlin notes Russian bank's contacts with Trump's son-in-law 'usual business practice'Business & Economy March 28, 13:28
Kremlin spokesman slams reports of his ‘secret visit’ to Lugansk as ‘fake news’Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:19
Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin: Attacks on Russian business in Ukraine show country’s 'zero investor confidence'Business & Economy March 28, 13:05
NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the status of the general designer of armaments. Speaking at a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission on Tuesday Putin said that the list of general designers of military hardware will be very short - no more than 20 names - and the status and responsibility of such officials will grow.
“A decree has been signed on the general designer for the development of armaments, military and special technologies,” Putin said. He recalled that the need for such a position was first mentioned last September.
“The general designers will spearhead the efforts to create strategically important weapon systems and, respectively, they will be granted wide powers in terms of tapping the resources required,” Putin said.
“There will be no more than 20 such designers. Each candidature will be considered by the Military Industrial Commission’s board and then authorized at the Commission’s full-scale meeting.”
“The status and personal responsibility of each general designer will grow noticeably,” Putin said.
He said he hopes that the introduction of such a position will contribute to more effective implementation of key projects in the sphere of national defense and security.