All the different components working together so that all the systems will be better integrated sounds like a good idea, but will it retain a structure that promotes striving like competition does, but without the dual effort waste that competition also creates?
Priority should be given to establishing an ADS managing company and holding modeled on the Almaz-Antey air-defense corporation, United Shipbuilding Corporation and United Aircraft Corporation, he said.
The problem I see immediately is that if this is for the Space and Air Defence Forces then the analogy doesn't work...
The Ship building Corporation is hardly going to be doing much work for the Army, and will likely do most of its work for the Navy.
The united aircraft corporation will likely be working for the Air force, with some work for the Navy and also for the PVO... which is now part of the space and air defence forces.
Almaz-Antey make SAMs and other precision guided missiles, so it will be working for the Navy, the Army, the Space and Air Defence Forces, and the Air Force.
Putting together a dedicated company that makes stuff for the Space and Air Defence Forces has the problem that this company will also be working in areas other companies are already working...
The Space and Air Defence forces are a combination of the VKO or space defence forces (operating space observation radar and EO systems, and satellites) and PVO or Air Defence Forces (operating ground fixed and mobile radars, SAMs, and interceptor aircraft)
The point is that the SAMs for the VKKO are the S-300V4 and are currently being made by Almaz-Antey, and its Mig-31 interceptors are already being made/supported by UAC MIG.
The problem as you might have noticed becomes no one company can provide everything for a "force" without duplication... having one Almaz-Antey making SAMs for the Army and a different company making SAMs for the VKKO, and the Navy would result in unncessary duplication.
The United aircraft corporation don't make guided air to ground or air to air missiles, while the united shipping corporation don't make naval SAMs.
The idea of a dedicated company to produce products specifically for the VKKO is OK as long as there is no duplication. Almaz-Antey can continue to design and make new missiles for VKKO SAMs and VKKO interceptor aircraft.
As long as the idea is to bring together the design bureaus and factories that make products for the VKKO without duplicating products from other companies I think it is fine.
Any Mig-31 replacement for example could be based on a UAC aircraft rather than the new company with no experience in aircraft design trying to come up with one.
It would be good if they set it up like the TsAGI testing facilities where all the different design bureaus had their own small scale facilities but by also having a centralised test facility it could be much bigger and better than any one group could afford that was available to the richest design bureau to the poorest.
Even with the separate companies (ie Ship, aircraft, guided missile, and now space and air defence) they should ensure cooperation and standardisation where ever practical. So radars and EO systems on all sorts of different platforms from space to underwater and everywhere in between could be standardised and compatible.