Russia to open service center for weapons repair in Crimea
JSC Almaz-Antey will open a production and technical base for the maintenance and repair of weapons, military and special equipment in Sevastopol.
"The total cost of the project is estimated at RUB 120 million. We hope that our project will assist in the development of the region, strengthen its defense capability and lead to the launch of other initiatives of this kind," Almaz-Antey CEO Yan Novikov stated, according to Russian news agency TASS.
Read alsoRussia builds drill towers on Ukrainian gas fields in Black Sea (video)Novikov said the service center will be located in close proximity to the air defense units and the Russian Black Sea Fleet stationed in Crimea.
The opening of the center is timed to coincide with the Day of the Russian Navy on July 31. Almaz-Antey plans to start fulfilling orders in Sevastopol by September.