MOSCOW, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has to expand production of military spacecraft, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday.
"Firstly, we need to increase production of military-purpose spacecraft. This is one of defense priorities, ensuring the country’s security," Rogozin said.
Secondly, Russia needs high-tech spacecraft, which "will provide consumers in all regions of Russia with all types of communication, navigation, geodesy and cartography," according to the deputy prime minister.
Rogozin also said that the strategy of import substitution in the domestic production of spacecraft would mean Russia’s technological independence.