Rogozin linked low wages of Proton-M integrators with rejection of engine
The Deputy Prime Minister said that the Voronezh Mechanical Plant has to be rearmed.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that low salaries at the Voronezh Mechanical Plant (VMZ), in which engines for rocket Proton-M were framed, became the reason for rejection.
"If these people receive 12-15 thousand rubles per month, expect trouble. Here is the answer," he said.
In addition, Rogozin emphasized the "very weak culture of production" in the company and concluded that the plant is necessary to be rearmed. The Vice Prime Minister instructed Roskosmos to check all the components that are produced on the same plant on the subject of the rejection.
Moreover, in the near future Rogozin intends to get from Roskosmos a list of measures to "punish slackers, who cast discredit on the launch of rocket Proton-M".
Recall due to the detected defects in the engines of the second and third stages, which produce at VMZ, the schedule of carrier rockets Proton-M’s launches is put back for more than three months.
Previously, the CrimeRussia wrote that the head of plant Ivan Koptev resigned after it became known that the probable cause of the fall of the space truck Progress have become a problem in the engine. The latter is also framed at VMZ.
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