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Deputy Prime Minister: 'Russia Proceeding With Plans for Grouped Military Satellites'

RIA Novosti

15:48 02/09/2014 UGLEGORSK, Amur Region, September 2 (RIA Novosti) -Russia is not intending to review its plans for creating grouped military satellites, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday.

“All of these plans have been confirmed and they won’t be reviewed,” Rogozin said.

He emphasized that all plans regarding military space vehicles would be completed by 2020.

“The military doctrine defines the goals and plans of military construction based on the prioritization of military threats to Russia’s security. The response of the military industrial complex and the rocket space industry of the Russian Federation is not to let anyone down. Nothing new needs to be dreamed up,” Rogozin said.

The deputy prime minister added that Russia is developing a rocket launch control system and creating grouped military satellites. He said that many dozens of satellites, some of which are dual-use, need to be launched.

“The most important for now is increasing the quality,” Rogozin said, adding that the rocket space industry’s reform needs to be done “without any moaning.”

Early in August, Rogozin said that Russia needed to boost its domestic production of military and communication spacecraft to achieve greater technological independence. According to the head of Russia’s United Rocket and Space Corporation Igor Komarov, the import substitution program for Russian space companies will be ready by the end of 2014.

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