Volumes of utilization of various types of weapons
The Ministry of Defense placed on the federal portal of draft normative legal acts a draft amendment to Presidential Decree No. 775 "On changing the procedure for the release of military property, corporatization and privatization of military trade enterprises," as a result of which the only implementer of ferrous and non-ferrous metals scrap belonging to the military department will be OOO "TransLom". In the explanatory memorandum, among other things, the volume of armaments disposed to 2020 is indicated:
At present, the movable property of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which is not in demand in the interests of state protection, includes weapons and other property.
Exemption from not found use in the Ministry of Defense of Russia weapons is carried out through disposal within the GOZ with the involvement of budgetary funds.
Background: by the end of 2020, it is necessary to dispose of 9.9 thousand units of armored vehicles, 21.5 thousand units of missile and artillery weapons, about 7 million small arms, more than 150 million pieces of ammunition, 140 thousand conventional weapons , Almost 2 thousand aircraft and helicopters , a significant number of other types of weapons. The implementation of works on the disposal of this amount of weapons, military and special equipment will require more than 50 billion budgetary appropriations.
Taking into account the reduction of budgetary allocations within the framework of the Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the State Corporation for the Promotion of the Development, Production and Export of High-Tech Industrial Products Rostek in the implementation of measures for the comprehensive utilization of weapons, military and special equipment, On the residual book value without the involvement of the federal budget.
Other property, including scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, is sold in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 775 of July 23, 1997 "On changing the procedure for selling released military property, corporatization and privatization of military trade enterprises", the Government of the Russian Federation from October 15, 1999 No. 1165 "On the sale of released movable military property" and Order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation of June 24, 2016 No. 377.
For reference: in 2016, the Ministry of Defense of Russia sold 207,800 tons of ferrous scrap and 5,300 tons of nonferrous scrap, in 2017 it is planned to sell 230,000 tons of scrap metal.
At the same time, the expansion of the geography of application and the scope of tasks facing the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, including in the Arctic zone and the regions of the Far North, the terms for the release, sale and export of scrap of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the territory of military units do not meet modern requirements. Long periods of time spent in the park and warehouse areas of decommissioned military equipment (including those that are subject to disposal) require additional financial costs associated with its protection, create prerequisites for theft, as well as cause a negative reaction in the media and, as a consequence, worsening public opinion On the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation as a whole.
In addition, the military command and control bodies, with the release of scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are responsible for disassembling and dismantling the source of its formation, as well as carrying out works to bring the property into a state that excludes the use for its intended purpose, which requires additional detachment of personnel for tasks, Not related to the combat readiness and training of troops.
Analysis of the ferrous and nonferrous metals scrap market showed that one of its main participants is LLC "TransLom", which is the only specialized organization that has in the Russian Federation the largest branch network, its own production facilities with the ability to pre-cut, prepare and transport scrap, Including in hard-to-reach regions, in the required volumes (more than 250 thousand tons per year). At the same time, it is necessary to ensure the minimum time for removal of scrap from the territory of military units.
It is believed that the granting of the priority right of the specialized organization LLC "TransLom" to purchase scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals formed from decommissioned (recycled) property will significantly shorten the terms for the liberation of the territory of the Ministry of Defense from environmentally hazardous secondary materials, Reduce the risks of their loss (theft) and exclude a negative reaction in the media.
In addition, the exclusion of intermediaries (resellers) from the chain "seller-enterprise-processor (metallurgical enterprise)" will increase the flow of funds to the budget of the Russian Federation from the sale of scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
The introduction of these changes will not lead to an increase in the number of federal state civil servants of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and will not require the involvement of additional budgetary funds.