Plans have been made to create a network of service centers and joint ventures to repair and maintain weapons and military hardware in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, BelTA learned from Alexander Potapov, chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military and Economic Cooperation of the CSTO member states, on 2 October.
According to the source, the CSTO is busy setting up a network of service centers and joint ventures to repair and maintain weapons and military hardware. The CSTO is also putting efforts into improving the conditions for the maintenance, repair, modernization, technical certification, prolongation of the service life of weapons, military hardware, and ammunition in addition to improving manufacturing processes.
The establishment of the network of service centers and joint ventures to repair and maintain weapons and military hardware is envisaged by the memorandum of understanding on military and technical cooperation between authorized agencies of the CSTO member states.
The 12th session of the Interstate Commission for Military and Economic Cooperation of the CSTO member states took place in Minsk on 2 October. CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov, heads and members of the national parts of the Commission, and the chairman of the Business Council under the Commission took part in the session. The heads of the national parts of the Commission noted it was important to bolster international cooperation within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization as an instrument of high-tech development of the defense industries of the member states.
The Commission reviewed and agreed the documents that had been developed for the sake of implementing the regulation on the interstate system for cataloging articles of supply of CSTO armies.
“Military standardization and the creation of conditions for smooth interaction between the armed forces of our countries were some of the most important items on the agenda. Today we have also virtually created a new register of enterprises, which makes part of the register of enterprises of the Collective Security Treaty Organization,” noted the Chairman of the Commission.
CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov added that participants of the session had also discussed a military and economic cooperation program. “The document is passing intrastate procedures. We hope that we will present it at future sessions,” he added.
The Interstate Commission for Military and Economic Cooperation was created in accordance with the relevant resolution of the CSTO Collective Security Council of 23 June 2005. The commission is tasked with working out recommendations for enabling multifaceted military and economic cooperation between the CSTO member states in priority areas. The number includes the development and implementation of long-term programs for military and technical cooperation, the preservation of specialization and manufacturing cooperation ties as part of the manufacturing of defense products, components, and spare parts, the development of proposals regarding joint research and development efforts for the development and modernization of military products.