Reference News Network reported on April 10 that Russian Moscow Times website reported on April 9 that after two years of growth, Russian aircraft production declined by 13.5% in 2018.
Russias civil and military (fixed-wing) aircraft, helicopters, spacecraft and intercontinental ballistic missile manufacturing industry declined after an annual growth rate of 9% to 20% between 2014 and 2017, Russian media quoted official data on the 6th.
Data from Russias National Bureau of Statistics show that output has slowed down since July 2018 and dropped sharply by 48% in January and February this year.
Vitali Yegorov, a Russian space industry researcher, said the slowdown in production was partly due to the restrictions imposed by the U.S. sanctions in August 2018 on Russias access to sensitive components of U.S. national security control, after which Russia turned its attention to Asia.
Oleg Pangelev, an analyst at Aviaport, the Russian Aviation Industry Information Agency, argues that the supply of aircraft and helicopters has declined, as well as the reason that the peak period of national defense orders has passed.
The Su-35S fuselage under assembly is photographed from the tail cone angle.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023