20 Aug 2018 12:38

Establishment of unified rocket-and-space holding under Roscosmos' aegis needs to be scrutinized - Manturov

MOSCOW. Aug 20 (Interfax-AVN) - The establishment of a unified rocket-and-space holding needs to be scrutinized, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told Interfax.

"The project of a unified rocket-and-space holding comprising Roscosmos, the Almaz-Antey company, the Tactical Missiles Corporation, and RTI needs to be scrutinized and properly considered, so I believe it would be too early to draw any conclusions," Manturov said.

The newspaper Izvestia said in March, citing several high-ranking sources in the defense industry and the Defense Ministry, that Russia might establish a universal rocket-and-space holding.