Ship-building industry in on the rise, said Deputy General Director for Rossudostroenie Mr. Klyachko.
He said this at the meeting with representatives of federal military agencies, Russian government official (including the ones from Security Council and Ministry of Defense) conducted a meeting to hear the reports of the ship-building industry executives. In comparison with 1998, the number of constructed ships increased 2.7 times, and military equipment – 3.5 times. Financial situation of ship-building enterprises became stable, and the state is placing more orders for military production with them. Executives and scientists discussed the proposals on further improving their work efficiency.
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea