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Rostec Leads Media Ratings of State Corporations

The Medialogia information monitoring system for the first time presented the ratings of Russian state-owned corporations based on the visibility of the brands and their CEOs in the media. The state company Rostec and its CEO Sergei Chemezov led the media ratings for 2013.

The first media rating of Russian state corporations was based on data from more than 16,000 sources, including TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, online media, and news agencies. In 2013, the most referenced state corporations in the media were Rostec, VEB, and Rosatom.

Rostec, which in December 2012 adopted a policy of information transparency as a part of its rebranding campaign, was ranked highest in terms of its presence in the Russian media. The state corporation also came in first place for increasing information transparency, improving its performance by two points compared to the last year.

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Representatives from Germany Visiting KAMAZ

Representatives of the German Mahr GmbH company, a global manufacturer of the metrology equipment, have arrived at KAMAZ enterprises on a working visit.

Ulrich Kaspar, CEO of Mahr GmbH and Nadeem Suwanee, chief sales officer of Mahr GmbH, have come to Naberezhnye Chelny along with their Russian service partner Alexander Loktev, CEO of the Technopolis Group.

The guests are scheduled to visit the engine and automobile plants of KAMAZ, where the Mahr equipment and measuring instruments are installed.

 After this, negotiations will be held in the KAMAZ general directorate on further cooperation between the two companies.

Ruselectronics Invested in its Enterprises Developement

The holding company Ruselectronics, a division of the state corporation Rostec, continues to modernize its enterprises. During the period from 2011 to 2013 the holding company has invested more than RUB 13 billion in developing its production capacities. The main objective of these ongoing changes is improving the quality of electronic products and reducing their manufacturing costs.

The holding company has embarked on 73 projects for renovating the technical equipment of its enterprises. The main production sites have been reconstructed, which has created a modern technological base for the electronic products manufacturing.

The plants of the Research and Development enterprise Istok n.a. Shokin, Pulsar, Salut, Almaz, Thorium, Vostok, Telemechanics and others have all undergone a substantial technical modernization.

KRET to Double Its Income

KRET has embraced a program of action for 2014-2016. The concern plans to increase sales proceeds up to 146 billion in two years and to move on from the production of separate components to the supply of integrated electronic complexes for  military and civil purposes.

The 2020 development strategy was embraced by the KRET last year. The concern has set an ambitious goal – to become the leader in the Russian and CIS market of airborne electronic avionics.

“The three-year action program is a sort of a «road map», which makes more specific the tasks and describes the actions of all divisions and services of the concern. Its realization is to allow us to increase the sale proceeds in 2016 by almost two times compared to 2013 and ensure the growth of KRET’s profitability from 6.3 to 11.7 billion rubles during the same time period”, said Nikolay Kolesov, CEO of the KRET.

Vladimir Artyakov Re-Elected as Chairman of Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Vladimir Artyakov was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 18 March. Mr Artyakov, who is also first deputy CEO of Rostec, has served as Chairman of the Board of Russian Helicopters since July 2013.

“Russian Helicopters produced good financial and operational results in 2013, strengthening its position as a leading global helicopter manufacturer,” Vladimir Artyakov said. “In 2014 the Company will continue to pursue strategic goals including further increasing global market share, expanding and diversifying its model range, streamlining production and continuing to roll out its global after-sales service offering.” Oboronprom CEO Dmitry Lelikov was re-elected as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters.

Russian Navy to Deploy Strategic Non-Nuclear Deterrence Force

The naval component of Russia’s future strategic non-nuclear deterrence force will consist of warships and submarines armed with high-precision weapons, navy commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Wednesday.

According to Chirkov, the core of the force will comprise new Project 885M Yasen-class and overhauled Project 949A Oscar-II-class nuclear-powered attack submarines, as well as Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric boats.

“The enhanced combat capability of multipurpose nuclear-powered and conventional submarines will be achieved through arming these boats with advanced fully-automated weapons systems,” the admiral said.

Russian Navy Unveils New Class of Submarines

A prospective series of Russia’s new fifth-generation conventional submarine equipped with an advanced air-independent propulsion system will be designated the Kalina-class, the commander of the country’s navy said Wednesday.

“Russia is currently designing a fifth-generation conventional submarine, dubbed Project Kalina, which will be fitted with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system,” Adm. Viktor Chirkov said.

“Our industry promises to develop this AIP system by 2017 and build the first boat fitted with such a system by 2018,” Chirkov said.

The admiral earlier said that the new AIP system could be initially tested on the only operational Lada-class diesel-electric submarine in service with the navy, the St. Petersburg, which is undergoing sea trials in the Barents Sea after a series of design changes.

Russian Army to Start Mass Purchases of ‘Ratnik’ Gear

The Russian Army will soon start the mass purchases of the next generation soldier gear “Ratnik”. The gear comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armour, and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems, and even knee and elbow pads. The gear will make Russian troops the fully-fledged soldiers of the future, capable of carrying out the personally given orders. It also boosts the effectiveness of the units operating in local conflict areas, for example, against terrorists.

“The Russian Army most battle-worthy units, those of contract soldiers, professionals, will be the first to use the gear. “Ratnik” relies heavily on the use of GLONASS satellite navigation system, on Russian-made transceivers, radio sets. All the gear parts, including firearms, night vision devices etc. are Russian-made”.

The new armour body is made of ceramic plates and Kevlar, rather than titan, so it can effectively resist even a sniper rifle bullet. The “Ratnik” modification for seamen also has the function of a life-jacket.

Russia to Build National Defense Center

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Construction of a high-tech command and control center to oversee Russia’s military has begun, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.

“Today, in accordance with the presidential decree, we are beginning construction of the National Defense Center,” Shoigu said.

The minister, who laid the symbolic cornerstone of the new building in Moscow, said construction of the center would be completed this year.

The facility, first announced last year, is intended to serve as a round-the-clock nerve center to coordinate Russia’s military, including its nuclear missiles and special forces units.

Shoigu earlier said the center would provide “sound and integrated proposals for the country’s leadership to respond to crises in real time.”

Krasnogorsk Plant to Participate in Arms and Hunting

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The Krasnogorsk Plant named for S. A. Zverev, part of Shvabe holding, will participate in Arms and Hunting, an international exhibition to be held in Moscow from October 10-13.

The Zverev plant will present BSV and BS 16×40 binoculars, which feature image stabilization to observe distant objects in daylight, as well as Zenit LRB 7x40s laser range finders and Zenit LRB 7x40K, binoculars designed to measure the distance to objects in the field, observe these objects, and measure their approaching or retreating speeds.

Additionally, the company will present high-aperture day and night scopes for sporting and hunting firearms, fastenings for various weapons, and other magnifying lenses.

The Arms and Hunting exhibition will take place in Gostinyi Dvor. The Zverev Plant contributions will be presented at the Shvabe booth.