Military Capabilities

Rostec chief charts future of Russian defence programmes, hi-tech initiatives

04 October 2019

Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian state industrial conglomerate Rostec, has presented a sweeping plan for a broad spectrum of defence and high-technology infrastructure programmes that will be instituted in the coming years.

The details were outlined in a lengthy interview – what has been described as the ‘longest interview’ Chemezov has even given – for Russia’s authoritative RBK media group in the second half of September.

Rostec, which was originally formed in 2007 and has become the centre of gravity for Russia’s defence-industrial sector, is organised into 11 separate holding companies, plus three other holding groups that are civil industrial or high-technology clusters.

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