The new agency, the Federal Agency for the Supply of Arms, Military Equipment and Material, will be set up by January 1, 2008. It will be a fully civilian agency and will make equipment and material purchases for all of the country’s security agencies.
The meeting discussed the relevant draft presidential decree prepared by the Government.
The agency will be responsible for placing defence procurement orders for the supply of goods and the provision of work and services, concluding state contracts with the companies fulfilling defence procurement orders, ensuring financing for the state contracts that have been signed, overseeing and registering the fulfilment of these contracts and implementing a common price policy with regard to defence procurement orders.
Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Sobyanin, First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov, Presidential Aide and Chief of the State-Legal Directorate Larisa Brycheva, Secretary of the Security Council Igor Ivanov, General Director of Rosoboronexport Sergei Chemezov, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Mikhail Dmitriyev, Director of the Federal Security Service Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref, Director of the Federal Guard Service Yevgeny Murov and Deputy Finance Minister Tatyana Golikova.