According to the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing sources in the defense Ministry and Rostec candidate for the post of Deputy Minister of defense is the Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin. This official had previously worked in the “Rosoboronexport” and, according to the publication, may engage in the defense Ministry including issues of military-technical cooperation.
Close to the defense Ministry a person considers that the appointment of Fomina can cause FSMTC, which experts involved in the negotiations for the export of military products will be even more closely connected with the military Department or will be converted into one of the departments of the Ministry of defense.
In addition, it can enhance the role of the military Department as a direct provider of equipment to the presence of the armed forces. Usually the company that controls the Federal service, however, in recent years hundreds of tanks and helicopters was sold by the Ministry of defence.
The position of Deputy speaker has become vacant at the end of December. Then Vladimir Putin has signed a decree according to which former Deputy defence Minister Anatoly Antonov was appointed to the post of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs.
In the position of Deputy defense Minister Antonov was responsible for the issues of international military and military-technical cooperation.