Manturov: the production of air and water vessels in 2015 increased 13%

MOSCOW, December 29. In Russia in 2015 recorded a growth of production of aircraft and water vessels 13%, the defence industry in General is evolving quite rapidly due to the growth of defense procurement and military-technical cooperation. About it in interview to TV channel “Russia 24” said the Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov.

“In each of the areas of different figures, but in General, if we say, for example, aviation, the growth was around 13%, shipbuilding is also about 13%. In the whole of the defence industry quite rapidly develops the situation at the expense of the state defense order and the growth of military-technical cooperation,” he said.

In mid-December, the Stockholm Institute of peace studies (SIPRI) has prepared a progress report on the situation in the field of production and sale of weapons in the world, reaching a rating of 100 world’s leading companies in this area for 2014.

The report notes that, despite the difficult economic situation, in 2014, Russia continued to increase arms sales. The number included in first hundred world manufacturers of Russian companies increased from 9 to 11, and their total proportion in the total sales of the hundred largest companies for the year of 2014 was 10.2%.

The document also States that the number of companies included in the major Russian defense companies, in 2014 significantly increased its revenue from sales of military products (MPP) compared to 2013