Vladimir Putin visited the Avangard machine-building plant in Moscow, which is part of the Almaz-Antei defense company. "We will speak on it at today's meeting of the Russian government presidium," he said of the government support program.
The Almaz-Antei company specializes in developing and producing small, medium and long-range air defense missile systems, radars and automated control systems.
Putin also said the implementation of a program to manufacture strategic materials would ensure independence from imports for firms fulfilling orders in the military-technical sector.
That issue was also due to be discussed at the meeting of the presidium, also known as the inner cabinet.