Russian Shipbuilding Agency
The Russian Shipbuilding Agency comprised 180 enterprises of which more than 80 were state-owned. The remaining enterprises consisted of joint stock companies with different shares of government capital or with "golden" shares.
On 09 December 1999 the Russian Government passed the provision on the Russian Shipbuilding Agency. Under that provision, Russian Shipbuilding Agency (Rossudostroyenie) became a federal body of the executive power branch that implemented control, permissive, and regulation. In addition, it held responsibilities in other fields within the shipbuilding industry such as research, development, manufacturing, and updating and utilization of products of military and civic shipbuilding. The Agency's main task was formation and fulfillment, together with Russian Ministry of Science and Technology and Defense Ministry, of research and industrial policy directed to the manufacture of competitive products and the introduction of advanced technologies in the field of the shipbuilding. Some of the enterprises that earlier been subordinated to the former Ministry of Shipbuilding, which include the agencies on conventional arms of the former Defense Industry Ministry, agencies on control systems, enterprises of the former Ministries of Electronics, Radio Industry, and Industry of Communication Facilities, were transferred to the authority of the Agency of Shipbuilding.
The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kasyanov held the first meeting of the maritime collegium, where a comprehensive approach was defined toward the accomplishment of the tasks outlined in the strategy documents. The formation of holding companies had been pre-determined by market demands and by the actual state of Russia's defense-industrial sector by the start of the 21st century. There was to be combined in them the scientific, technological and staff potential of the industry. These structures would have to ensure the implementation of the arms programs, the output of competitive products, and the development of newest technologies. For example, the Ocean Systems structure would encompass scientific organizations and enterprises of the industry that historically used to produce sea radar complexes and shipboard artillery control systems.
Following the termination of the Mikhail Kasyanov government on 24 February 2004, President Putin restructured the country's defense agencies. The Conventional Weapons Agency, Shipbuilding Agency (Rossudostroyenie), and Control Systems Agency were all disbanded. Their functions and responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Energy under the authority of the Federal Industry Agency (FAP).
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|