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Some 1,300 defense technologies to be developed by 2020 — Russian deputy PM

More than 900 defense facilities will be put into operation

VLADIVOSTOK, June 24. /TASS/. By 2020, Russia is expected to develop 1,300 technology solutions for the defense industry needs, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday at a meeting on fulfilling the state defense order for the Far Eastern Federal District.

"By 2020, we should make the defense industry 100% ready for ensuring the manufacture or weapons and military equipment in accordance with the state armaments program, put into operation 929 facilities and bring the share of the innovative industry in the total volume of shipped products up to 40%," he said. "Also by 2020, we expect to work out at least 1,300 technology solutions for ensuring the manufacture of military products."

The deputy prime minister said that scientific research projects, which will ensure the creation of new models of weapons, were included in the state program for the defense industry development. According to him, the newly established Institute of Chief Designers has taken part in the development of this program.