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New Roscosmos Boss Yuri Borisov Outlined Main Areas of Activity of Roscosmos at Army-2022 Forum

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
August 26, 2022
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Yuri Borisov at the Army-2022 International Military-Technical Forum. (Credit: Roscosmos)

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MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — At the opening of the Army-2022 International Military-Technical Forum, Yuri Borisov, General Director of the State Corporation Roscosmos, named the main areas of activity of the space industry.

“Dear colleagues, friends!

I am glad to welcome you to the main military-technical forum of Russia!

Ahead of us are several days of a rich and extensive program demonstrating the achievements of Russian enterprises, design centers and bureaus, as well as the huge potential of our engineers and workers.

This year the forum is taking place in very difficult foreign policy conditions, so we decided to focus on three extremely important aspects of our work.

The main activity of the State Corporation Roscosmos is to increase the defense potential of our country and strengthen its security.

Roscosmos enterprises are making a significant contribution to the creation of the nuclear missile shield of the Russian Federation, which is the most important factor in maintaining the security, independence and national sovereignty of the Russian state. Today, the Sineva ballistic missiles are on combat duty, and the Yars, Bulava and Sarmat missiles with various combat equipment are being mass-produced.

We support our army and troops not only with the production of ballistic missiles. Providing electronic and electronic intelligence, mapping, navigation, secure satellite communications and monitoring of near-Earth space – all this is done through the production and use of spacecraft.

Another important area of ​​work for the State Corporation Roscosmos is the production of high-tech civilian and dual-use products. The range of industries for which such products are produced is very wide – the fuel and energy complex, urban transport systems, utilities and life support, medicine. Today, in the context of unprecedented sanctions restrictions and the lack of supplies of a large number of goods and components from other countries, this work is of particular importance not only for providing the Russian economy with everything necessary, but also for strengthening technological sovereignty.

Another important point that I would like to draw the attention of the participants and guests of the international forum Army is the projects in the field of international cooperation, which are being implemented by the State Corporation “Roscosmos”. The other day I returned from a working trip to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where I attended the launch of a spacecraft in the interests of the Republic of Iran. This is a significant event, and for the success in the implementation of the project, I, of course, would like to thank all the employees of the enterprises of the rocket and space industry, who ensured the successful launch of Russian space launch vehicles for the 88th consecutive time. 

But what is especially important – the launch was another demonstration of partnership between Russia and Kazakhstan, on whose territory the cosmodrome is located, as well as Iran, in whose interests the launch was carried out. This project opens up an opportunity for us to expand cooperation in the manufacture of space technology and the implementation of services for the countries of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America – in other words, for everyone who is interested in partnering with Russia. Space is a common space for all mankind, and its exploration should remain outside politics.

During the forum, all visitors can take advantage of the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the results of our work at the joint exposition of organizations of rocket and space enterprises that are part of the perimeter of the Roscosmos State Corporation.

I wish all forum participants constructive and fruitful work!”