Russia: Roscosmos to spend over $29 million upgrading rocket engine reliability

Russian state space corporation Roscosmos is allocating over 1.9 billion rubles ($29 million) to upgrading carrier rocket engines, rocket boosters and spacecraft, according to materials published on Russia’s official public procurement website. The contracted upgrades include replacing engine parts and materials, increasing engine reliability and reducing defects and failures during test flights. Roscosmos also plans…


Kazakhstan: flour output up in July 2016

According to the Committee on statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, in July flour production totaled 266.2 thousand tons, up by 8% YoY.

In 2015/2016 MY Kazakhstan produced 3.6 million tons of wheat flour, up by 8% YoY. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Azerbaijan: wheat imports down in H1 2016

In January-June the import volumes of wheat to Azerbaijan totaled 682.8 thousand tons, down by 14.7% YoY, the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan reported. According to the statistics figures, the total cost of imported wheat to the country reached $129.13 (down by 31.1%). In the reporting period Azerbaijan imported 71.4 thousand tons…


Latvia: high-level officials meet to discuss Rail Baltica Intergovernmental Agreement

High-level officials from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on August 11, met in Riga to discuss the Intergovernmental Agreement between the states on Rail Baltica railway project implementation. According to Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, it was the second round of consultations, after the first on held at the beginning of June. Representatives covered a…


Ukraine: ex-DARPA head to consult Ukroboronprom

Anthony Tether, former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2001-2009), has become a consultant to Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom. A memorandum on cooperation between Ukroboronprom and the director of the American company Tony Tether & Associates was signed in the presence in Kyiv. Tether, the first foreign consultant of Ukroboronprom, will give…


Ukraine: production of value-added agricultural products to be developed

In the agricultural industry Ukraine has to move in the direction of developing value-added commodities production, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi declared. The Minister noted that large-scale agricultural corporations had fairly good level of development. As for medium and small-scale companies, they have somewhat lower yield level. But at…