Deputy Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) Konstantin Biryulin, who supervised weapons contracts with countries of the CIS has resigned, reports “Kommersant” with reference to two of the top Manager of the defense industry. According to them, Biryulin two weeks ago I wrote about the statement “at own will”. According to a source in the presidential administration, Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to relieve birulina from office.
Biryulin worked in the MTC since August 1999. “After so many years of service he decided to change the activity next year he turns 60, and the matter of further employment there would be still”, — told “Kommersant” familiar official
According to the newspaper, during the search for a successor birulina his duties will be entrusted to the first Deputy Director of FSMTC of Andrey Boytsov.
To get a comment from birulina publication failed.
As noted by Kommersant, Konstantin Biryulin oversaw third FSMTC management (responsible for the interaction with CIS countries) and was responsible for the preparation of a major arms contracts with its CSTO allies: Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan.
According to sources, with the assistance of birulina relations with listed countries in the sphere of military-technical cooperation began to move to the commercial level. So, in 2014 Kazakhstan was the first CIS was purchased from Russia four su-30CM, and at the end of 2015 — at least seven cars. For speedy execution of the first Kazakh contract on su-30SM had to take four planes, which were intended for the Russian air force under the state defense order, notes “Kommersant”.
On arms transfers on a commercial basis, albeit on credit, was able to negotiate with Armenia, the newspaper notes. Under the terms of the agreement, they need to get the launchers of jet systems of volley fire “Smerch”, anti-aircraft missile complexes “Igla-S”, heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A, the RPG-26 and a Dragunov sniper rifle, armored cars “Tiger” and other weapons (worth about $200 million). Belarus in 2015, contracts were signed for five launchers SAM “tor-M2K”, more than 30 armoured personnel carriers BTR-82A, as well as 12 helicopters Mi-17V-5.