Rosoboronexport unaffected by COVID-19 pandemic
Rosoboronexport has not suspended any of its activities as the coronavirus outbreak gradually grows in Russia, according to a 16 April statement.
The company has set up a joint operational headquarters with the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Ministry for Industry and Trade, Rostec State Corporation and regional authorities to ensure the defence industry continues to meet contract expectations.
Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport, insisted: ‘COVID-19 has not stopped Rosoboronexport’s activities in the field of military-technical cooperation with foreign countries.’
Mikheev added that there is ‘a sufficient safety net to ensure that the global pandemic… and related constraints do not have a critical impact on the established business contracts and good relations with more than 100 countries worldwide’.
The business-as-usual approach of the company reflects the wider attitude towards the virus held by the Russian Armed Forces as they continue to hold regular training exercises and drills across the country. However, the Victory Day parade in Moscow, scheduled originally for 9 May, has been postponed.
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