Borisov reporting to Putin on the diversification of the Military Industry Complex to producing civilian products
Yury Borisov: Vladimir Vladimirovich, you are absolutely right. We have passed the peak of the supply of weapons and military equipment under the state defense order, and the Russian defense industry has moved to a rhythmic supply schedule.
Competition in the external arms market is quite tough, so the defense industry enterprises, apart from the development of the civilian market, have no other way to financially stabilize. Therefore, in accordance with your instructions - to reach the level of civilian production in 2025, 30 percent, and by 2030 - 50 percent - we are systematically moving forward, and I am ready to report to you on the results.
According to the results of 2020, the level of civilian products at the enterprises of the military-industrial complex amounted to 25.6 percent against 24.1 percent in 2019, so the dynamics is obvious here. This is facilitated by the systemic measures taken by the Government in terms of promoting domestic products to the civilian market.
What are these measures? These are primarily price preferences, a ban on purchases of foreign products or restrictions on purchases of foreign products, and we pin special hopes on the amendments approved by you and adopted last year to Laws No. 223-FZ and No. 44-FZ, which regulate the process. purchases.
The minimum share of purchases of domestic products is established there. We have established them on the basis of established practice, and, by the way, a number of goods that are vital, in particular medicines, are excluded from this share.