The course of Russia on import substitution in the sphere of military-technical cooperation (MTC) long term and will not change plans on execution of the state program of armaments, the Russian Portfolio of applications in the sphere of military-technical cooperation is about $ 40 billion, said on Thursday the Prime Minister Medvedev D. a..
"The policy of import substitution will not change our plans for the execution of the state program of armaments, the development of our military-technical cooperation ", - has declared the head of the Cabinet of Ministers at the opening of the international exhibition Russia Arms Expo, reports RIA " Novosti ".
according to him, modernization and technical re-equipment of military factories included in the main activities of the government until 2018." This work is underway, it will continue even in the simplest budget " – Medvedev said. The Prime Minister said that the Russian Portfolio of applications in the sphere of military-technical cooperation is about $ 40 billion, and the authorities have expressed interest in the growth of this indicator." Revenues from exports (weapons) we have – significant, very significant figure in the formation of our budget. The portfolio of applications that exists, is 40 billion dollars, of course, we had expressed interest in increasing its volumes, " – noticed Medvedev. Medvedev added that this year the Exhibition has broken records for the number of participants: there are delegations from more than 60 countries, more than 160 Authorized Russian and international organizations, as well as among them from such States As Turkey, Korea, France, Jordan." Such a representative competition of foreign organizations we can not but rejoice, it is an indication of the interest shown in our exhibition and our weapons ", – Medvedev said. On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that the components of weapons and military equipment, first imported to the Russian Federation from Ukraine and Western countries, they will be replaced until 2020. Rogozin also said that the draft of the new state program of development of the defence industry is expected to approve at the beginning of winter this year. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the tenth Expo RAE-2015 opened on Wednesday in Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk region. Major Russian defence companies and Authorized military industry 50 countries showed their latest developments. The exposition is presented within the total area of 7 thousand Square meters. The exhibition is attended by 250 organizations from more than 50 countries.