August 25 (Itar-Tass) -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered the
Federal Space Agency and the Federal Property Agency to speed up
reorganization of the aerospace sector at the Novo-Ogaryovo conference
Space Agency is drastically reforming the aerospace sector, but the
reform is too slow. I would like to know why that is so,” Putin said.
“I order the
Federal Property Agency and the Federal Space Agency to ensure the
absolute implementation of earlier decisions. The Military Industrial
Commission will strictly control the formation of integrated aerospace
entities,” he said.
“I repeat that
we will carry on the aerospace industry reform,” Putin said.
integrated entities have been formed and started to function – the
Khrunichev Aerospace Center, the Energia Aerospace Corporation, the
CSKB-Progress Rocket Center and the Pilyugin Automatics and Instrument
Making Center. The formation of other entities is slow,” the premier
entities will later unite into several holdings with a considerable
degree of economic freedom, Putin said. “The holdings will creditably
represent Russia on the world market,” he noted.
aerospace sector is made up of 100 research and production entities.
Over half of them are federal unitary and state-owned organizations.
Twenty-two percent are joint stock companies. There are 18 research
centers in the industry.
It is planned
to have seven large integrated entities in the aerospace sector by
2013, a source at the government press office said earlier.
The Center for
Operation of Land-Based Infrastructure will provide maintenance of
spaceports and develop their infrastructure.
entities will be enlarged by 2016. There will be a large research
center, a corporation producing automatic satellites of various
purposes and so on.
the aerospace industry will be made up of six large self-sufficient
corporations competitive on the world market,” the source said.