Engines for Russian naval ships will be made in Rybinsk instead of Ukraine's Nikolayev, says Rogozin

Russia will relocate the production of gas turbine engines for naval frigates from the city of Nikolayev in Ukraine to Rybinsk, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a session at the A. M. Lyulki Experimental Design Bureau on Tuesday.

Russia will relocate the production of gas turbine engines for naval frigates from the city of Nikolayev in Ukraine to Rybinsk, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a session at the A. M. Lyulki Experimental Design Bureau on Tuesday.

"A typical example is what we plan to do in Rybinsk. It is effectively an example of import replacement of all services, which, regrettably, have become unavailable to us at the Zorya-Mashproekt plant in Nikolayev," he said.

"In other words, the manufacturing of gas turbine engines for the Navy's surface ships will be placed [at the Saturn research and production association] in Rybinsk," he said.

This work should be accomplished as soon as possible, the deputy prime minister said.

The meeting at the A. M. Lyulki design bureau will also address the prospects for developing a new-generation strategic bomber.

"The president has ordered the creation of such an airplane," Rogozin said.

Issues concerning the production of PD-14 engines for Yakhovlev Yak-242 MS-21 airplanes, ways to reduce the aircraft engine industry's dependence on imports and diversify it will be discussed as well.

All enterprises manufacturing engines for Russia's national needs should be located on Russian territory, the deputy prime minister said.

"The deadline for replacing these imports announced by the president must be met. It is two or three years as the most," he said.

Rogozin also called on the country's engine producers to "think how they can make up for lost time and secure a powerful technological breakthrough."

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