Armenia approves military-industrial policy strategy draft

By Asbarez | Saturday, 03 December 2016

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, the Military-Industrial Commission approved on Friday the draft on Military-industrial and military-technical policy strategy, announced the press service of the Armenian National Assembly.

Deputy Defense Minister and head of the State Military Industry Committee, David Pakhchanyan, said the strategy aims to turn the scientific-technical and industrial-technical potential into practical innovative means, which will help ensure the competitiveness of the production of the military industry complex.

Pakhchanyan underlined that the document has been worked out on the basis of the experience of the years of independence and the analysis of the April events.

He noted that the strategy also aims to boost the development of military industry, implementation and development of innovative technologies and organization of local production.

The main objective is to create a scientific-technical complex with a view of developing the military-technical policy.

According to Pakhchanyan, with the “nation-army” formula in the spotlight, it is necessary to review the education process in Armenia in order to turn the grade school-higher educational establishment from an industry-science link into a scientific-educational complex.

During the meeting, reference was made to developing the military industry complex and other issues related to the military-technical policy.