Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov made several important statements today, speaking on the Russian Service radio station News".
The official in charge of re-equipment of the army in the military department confirmed that the new Kiev authorities had banned the supply of defense products to our country.
"Since March, regulatory documents have been issued in Ukraine that prohibit the supply of weapons, military equipment and components for enterprises of the Russian defense industry. In fact, goods have accumulated at customs, in most cases paid and provided up to 80 percent, which we cannot receive," Borisov.
He believes that such a policy will hit primarily Ukrainian enterprises, which will find it difficult to find other markets for their products. At the same time, the Deputy Minister of Defense is sure: despite some difficulties, Russian enterprises will successfully cope with this challenge. “We have to practically reconsider all positions across the entire depth of cooperation. You can’t transfer an airplane without landing gear,” he explained and recalled that the annual volume of deliveries to Russia of products of Ukrainian defense enterprises is about 50 billion rubles.
Once again, Borisov returned to the topic of Ukraine in connection with the situation in Crimea. He said that it was decided to use the specialized enterprises of the peninsula in fulfilling the state defense order. The Ministry of Defense has already conducted an audit of all Crimean defense industries. Some of them had previously worked for the Russian defense industry. In particular, this refers to the 13th shipyard, which, according to an intergovernmental agreement, our country leased from Ukraine to fulfill orders for the repair of Black Sea ships fleet.
Borisov said that the military units deployed in the Crimea will supply the latest technology. It will require maintenance throughout the life cycle. Therefore, enterprises engaged in this process will be busy for a long time. As for the Ukrainian military equipment remaining on the peninsula, Russian generals and admirals are not going to appropriate it. Moreover, there is nothing to leave - the best weapons released in the 1989 year. Our military is gradually returning this entire arsenal to the Ukrainians.
And in the Russian defense industry, they have already returned the institution of military acceptance. Borisov said that the number of this structure today is 25 thousand people. The work of military representatives is already bringing results. For example, the volume of complaints at the end of last year decreased by almost one and a half times.
Borisov also spoke of a new heavy liquid intercontinental ballistic missile being developed for the Strategic Missile Forces. The deputy minister called her "unique weapons"there is no one like it in the USA.
"He is seriously afraid. In its payload, the new missile will be able to carry such means of overcoming missile defense and have such a reserve in power engineering that it can fly through the North Pole and through the South Pole," the Deputy Minister of Defense added. in parts. "
Speaking about weapons updates in general, Borisov emphasized that the developments that our defense industry enterprises are implementing today, according to their characteristics, are ready, at a minimum, to argue with their foreign counterparts.
"Today we do not put on the contracting of work, which are inferior to foreign models. There is no sense," the official explained.
This approach fully applies to promising marine technology for the Navy. In particular - to aircraft carriers cruisers. Borisov said that in the interests of our military fleet in the Central Research Institute of them. Krylov developed three projects of such ships with a nuclear power plant. However, the current state armaments program does not provide for their construction. Will they be in the future? The official answered evasively to this question: "They may be." The deputy minister explained that the construction of aircraft carriers relates to the implementation of military doctrine.
Borisov reminded that in May the country's leadership approved a long-term shipbuilding program. This document focuses on unification issues in the industry and eliminates interference with the implementation of the military-technical policy of the commanders or someone else. The objectives of the program are to reduce the type and on the principles of reasonable sufficiency to ensure the safety of our maritime boundaries of the near and far maritime zones. In addition, according to the official, the ships should have a longer period of active existence - at least 50 years instead of the current 30.
It is clear that all this and much more in our country is being done under existing and prospective threats to the Russian state. Including, from America. "A number of research and development work is being carried out in the context of possible threats related to the deployment of global impact using the hypersonic technology of the United States," Borisov did not hide.
Recall that the US military initiative "Lightning Global Strike" involves the creation of offensive weapons systems that are able to strike with non-nuclear weapons on any part of the planet within an hour after the decision is made. It is assumed that the main components of the initiative will be deeply modified intercontinental ballistic missiles, hypersonic cruise missiles, as well as weapons based on new physical principles.