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Goscomvoyenprom Sums Up First Half 2017 Results and Identifies Ways to Solve Problematic Issues in Advanced Weapons Development and Production

Goscomvoyenprom Sums Up First Half 2017 Results and Identifies Ways to Solve Problematic Issues in Advanced Weapons Development and Production 29 July 2017

Goscomvoyenprom Sums Up First Half 2017 Results and Identifies Ways to Solve Problematic Issues in Advanced Weapons Development and Production

On 27 July, an enlarged meeting was held under the leadership of Oleg Dvigalev, chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee (Goscomvoyenprom). The meeting was attended by his deputies, heads of Goscomvoyenprom’s departments, representatives of the state in the management bodies of business entities, heads of organisations and their deputies who oversee economic issues, as well as chief engineers.
Promising areas of the development and production of weapons systems and military and special equipment in Belarus were in the focus of attention of the meeting participants. The first half 2017 results were considered.
Addressing the audience, Oleg Dvigalev noted that the main goal of the meeting was to evaluate the work of the head of the organisation and his deputies in implementing the indicators of the Defence Industry and Goscomvoyenprom Development Programme to 2020. At the same time, the main attention was focused on what was not achieved, on the emerging problematic issues and the ways to solve them.
In his report, Igor Demidenko, first deputy chairman of Goscomvoyenprom, dwelled in detail on issues related to arms development and production. Igor Demidenko said:
“In the course of the implementation of the Defence Industry and Goscomvoyenprom Development Programme to 2020, we will continue to improve the management system of the defence sector, upgrade production facilities of companies and set up the production on a new technological basis to manufacture new generation weapons and equipment, as well as on the necessary import substitution. This will allow companies to develop and serially produce high-quality competitive products, maintain and expand their presence in the arms markets, and ensure the needs of the armed forces and security agencies in advanced military assets.”
In turn, Dmitry Pantus, deputy chairman of Goscomvoyenprom, summed up the implementation by the companies of business plans for the first half of 2017 and dwelled on the implementation of the indicators of the socio-economic development forecast for the reporting period.
According to Dmitry Pantus, in the first half of 2017, the activities of the Goscomvoyenprom companies were organised in accordance with business plans for their development for the current year and show positive dynamics in most key performance indicators.
The profitability of sales in industry was 22.6% compared to the same period last year. The growth rate of industrial production was 117.1%, while growth rate of exports of goods and services amounted to 102.3%. The net profit of the Goscomvoyenprom companies for January–June 2017 amounted to 136.8 million Belarusian rubles. The energy saving indicator reached minus 9.1%. Revenue per employee rose to 45 thousand Belarusian rubles.
Directors of the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant, Peleng, the Display design bureau, and Belspetsvneshtechnika were highly commended.
The participants heard reports from the heads of AGAT-Control Systems and the Precise Electromechanics Plant on the results of socio-economic development for the first half of 2017, as well as on the assessment of the performance of business plan indicators for the year.
Following the meeting, the chairman of Goscomvoyenprom gave instructions to ensure the qualitative implementation of the areas for the development of the Goscomvoyenprom companies that are identified in the Programme, organisation of the production of new products demanded by customers. In addition, to pay special attention to the production of integrated military systems that combine interconnected reconnaissance, control, weapons and support systems; to hear reports from heads of the organisations that in the first half of 2017 did not fulfil the key indicators of business plans.
Based on the results of the work done, a meeting of the commission will be held to consider the issue of determining the size of the quarterly bonus to the heads of companies for the second quarter of this year, taking into account the results of the performance of business development plans for companies for 2017 and this year’s salary growth graphs, as well as ensuring that growth in labour productivity outstrips growth in salaries.

 Translated by Olga Klevko


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