10 Jan 2019 11:37

Rogozin wants Tactical Missiles Corporation, Almaz-Antey to become part of Roscosmos

MOSCOW. Jan 10 (Interfax-AVN) - The establishment of a united spacecraft building holding under the aegis of the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos will help boost the competitive edge of the country's space sector, Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin said.

"There is another important economic aspect: both the Tactical Missiles Corporation [KTRV] and Almaz-Antey have large export revenue. It could be used to help promptly tackle problems facing other enterprises of Roscosmos," he said in an interview with RBC.

Such a solution would also benefit the donor enterprises, which would receive "serious orders" from Roscosmos, he said.

"And the value of restored historical industrial cooperation is quite high as well. As a result, we would gain powerful concentrated industrial production and consolidated design-and-engineering potential," Rogozin said.

In previous years, some of the space sector's enterprises were handed over to other structures, including KTRV and Almaz-Antey, Rogozin said, backing the unification idea.

"The whole world is following this path. Only by merging all of our 'industrial regiments and divisions' into one 'industrial army', we will be able to regain leading positions on the world market. Corporations, with their expertise, economic potential and lobby capabilities, rather than commodities are competing on global markets today. But we are still playing some Kievan Rus, even though the attack cries of the Mongol cavalry can already be heard from behind the hill," he said.

"Therefore, the idea of reunifying this industry is not far-fetched. I deem it right and unavoidable," Rogozin said.