Over the 55 years of its existence, the Energia space-missile corporation has created 14 strategic missile complexes, 12 of which were handed over to armed forces and passed over to plants for batch production. Yuri Semyonov, the corporation's president and general designer, told Wednesday Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov during his visit to the Energiya corporation.
The Energia corporation is a leading Russian enterprise in the field of creation and maintenance of manned space technology, the transport means of putting into the orbit space vehicles, special satellite complexes of various designation, as well as the introduction of science-intensive space technologies for manufacturing products of non-space designation.
The government owns 38 % of shares in the corporation, to whose orders over 200 enterprises providing over 205,000 jobs work.
After familiarizing himself with the main shops of the enterprise, Sergei Ivanov held a conference with the corporation's management to examine the state of affairs in the corporation and its immediate plans.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge