Value-Added Share of Military-Industrial Complex Makes 62% of Total Industrial Production in Ulyanovsk Region
The meeting of the Military Industrial Commission, which took place on 3 February, reviewed work of the enterprises of defense industry in 2019. Participants of the meeting inspected production of high-precision cartridge parts at the Ulyanovsk Cartridge Plant.
“According to the results of 2019, the shipping volume of enterprises of the military-industrial complex exceeded 85 billion rubles, which made 62% of the total shipped products of industrial enterprises in the Ulyanovsk region. The region's defense complex employs almost 31 thousand people - 62% of the average staffing number at all industrial enterprises in the region. Tax contributions to the budget amounted to 4.5 billion rubles in 2019, which is 40% of tax revenues received from all industrial enterprises. That is why development and support of the military-industrial complex is a strategic priority for our region,”- said Andrey Tyurin, First Deputy Chairman of Ulyanovsk Region Government.
Enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the Ulyanovsk region actively participate in the special programme to diversify their product lines and to increase the share of high-tech goods.
“The share of the civil market, which serves the Ulyanovsk Cartridge Plant, is rather large and makes more than 50% of the total sales. As part of the ongoing production diversification, we are developing both new markets and new products. Our new high-precision sniper ammunition is highly sought after both in Russia and abroad. We are actively working in this sphere; the first contracts have been concluded and we have started manufacturing these goods. We are ready to provide a complete line of goods for target-shooting and hunting,” - said Alexey Dubonosov, Director General of AO "Ulyanovsk Cartridge Plant".
The plant has established a production chain for promising and popular high-precision sniper ammunition fir civil purposes. For the first time in Russia, .308Win and .338Lapua Mag calibers are manufactured with the use of only domestic materials and components. They comply with the highest world standards. Sognificant investments were made just in 2019 to establish such plant through technical re-equipment of the testing ground for high-precision shooting at 800 meters range.
The military-industrial complex of the Ulyanovsk region includes six enterprises. At the initiative of Governor Sergey Morozov, the region will develop a road map for diversification of such enterprises until 2021.
At the end of 2016, President Vladimir Putin set the task to increase the share of commercial products manufactured at enterprises of the military-industrial complex to 17% (to 30% by 2025 and to 50% by 2030). In addition to the industry specific activities, enterprises need to complete tasks to increase output of essential commercial high-tech goods that are able to meet competition within the country and at international markets. The President pointed out, “We will get a great opportunity to sell such products thanks to implementation of national projects.”