27 january 2010
Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov holds a meeting of the Military Industrial Commission
Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov holds a meeting of the Military Industrial Commission.
The participants in the meeting of the Military Industrial Commission under the Russian government studied the draft concept for streamlining the mobilisation readiness of the Russian economy in present-day conditions.
The present situation makes this issue important and relevant. The Armed Forces, the structure of the federal executive bodies and the military industrial complex have changed greatly.
The state's ability to ensure national defence and security to a large extent depends on the economy's mobilisation readiness. New economic relations require fundamentally new approaches to its organisation. In recent years we have successfully implemented a great number of projects supporting stable development and mobilisation capability.
The Military Industrial Commission has approved the fundamental positions of the submitted draft concept for streamlining the mobilisation readiness of the Russian economy in present-day conditions and has decided that the draft be finalised with regard of the discussion held at the meeting.
Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov addresses a meeting:
At our first meeting this year we will discuss a draft concept for streamlining the mobilisation readiness of the Russian economy in present-day conditions.
I would like to remind you that the Commission on the Defence Industry made the decision to draft this document in December 2008.
Under the presidential directive, the draft concept should be submitted for consideration to an urgent meeting of the Security Council, scheduled to be held already in May 2010.
As your professional activity is directly linked with issues of strengthening national defence capability, I don't think there is any need for lengthy explanations of the need to streamline the economy's mobilisation readiness in present-day conditions.
I would only like to note that this need is motivated by objective social, political and economic factors, as well as by the changing challenges and threats to national security.
I am counting on constructive work, and I am confident that its results will facilitate a real improvement of the Russian economy's mobilisation readiness.