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Vladimir Putin Visited "NPO Saturn" And Gave Start To Tests Of Marine Engines

 April 25, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the city of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region, during which the head of the state visited PAO NPO Saturn (part of the Rostekh State Corporation) and launched the testing of marine engines.

Also, under the chairmanship of the President of the Russian Federation, a meeting of the Military Industrial Commission took place at the plant site, where issues of import substitution in the defense complex, development of the Navy and creation of new models of weapons and equipment were discussed. The working visit Vladimira Putina was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin , Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov , General Director of the State Corporation "Rostec" Sergey Chemezov and others.

As part of the visit to the Saturn plant, where Rostekh State Corporation has put into operation the first assembly and testing complex of gas turbine units (GTA) for Russian offshore programs in Russia , the Head of State took part in the ceremony of launching the production of ship gas turbine engines. In the presence of the President, the company began testing the M-35R-1 gas turbine unit with the M-70FRU engine.

Opening the meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission, which also took place with the participation of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev , Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov , Vladimir Putin emphasized the special enterprise role in strengthening the defense, the development of industrial and technological potential of Russia and thanked the employees of the plant for Conscientious work.

Speaking about the main tasks of the military-industrial sector, the President focused on fulfilling the state defense order and creating new models of weapons and equipment for general-purpose forces and reconnaissance and information assets. In addition, he stressed the importance of exporting Russian arms to the country's economy.

I ask you to further work out measures to fulfill the export supplies of general-purpose weapons. At the same time, the Government needs to more closely coordinate the work of the Defense Ministry, the FSMTC, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the defense industry organizations, so as to timely implement the tasks of the state defense order, "the President instructed.

The Head of State paid special attention to import substitution programs in the defense complex. He stressed the positive dynamics in the development of domestic production: it allows developing new competencies and obtaining new, more modern equipment. According to him, by 2025, thanks to the import substitution program, Russian armament will consist of knots, components, parts of Russian production by 85 percent.

As another priority, Vladimir Putin identified the development of the Russian Navy. He noted the need to create a balanced naval composition of the Navy, which will be able to solve the entire complex of tasks of peace and wartime in the near and far sea zones and ensure the naval presence of Russia in all strategically important regions of the World Ocean.

Until 2020, the share of modern weapons and equipment in the troops and the fleet should be brought up to 70 percent. We have all the prerequisites for this, all the conditions. The main priorities of the Navy's development are the strengthening of the naval strategic nuclear forces, equipping them with modern weapons, as well as synchronizing the development of the providing infrastructure , "Vladimir Putin said.

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PJSC "Scientific and Production Association" Saturn " is an engine-building company specializing in development, production and after-sales service of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, power generating and gas pumping units, ships and ships. PJSC "NPO Saturn" is a member of the United Engine-Building Corporation JSC and is the head enterprise of the "Engines for Civil Aviation" division - the business unit of the UDK.


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