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FSB conducts searches at the Central research Institute of machine building (TsNIIMash) and research and analysis center of the United rocket and space Corporation (ORCC). On Friday, July 20, the newspaper “Kommersant”.
According to the edition, employees of these companies are under scrutiny for cooperation with Western intelligence agencies, which believe the FSB, the results of the achievements of the Russian industry in the hypersonic part of the development classified as “top secret”.
Searches are carried out in the framework of the criminal case initiated under article 275 of the criminal code (“treason”). In particular, the security officers had raided the offices of the staff TsNIIMash in Korolev and in the office of the Director of ORCC Dmitry Payson. The head of the press service of Roskosmos Vladimir Ustimenko confirmed to the newspaper searches.
“The General Director of rostec Dmitry Rogozin has instructed our security services to provide maximum support to the investigating authorities”, — he said.
The FSB checks the information about the involvement of officials to deliberate the transfer of information about the Russian hypersonic projects.
“It is established that the leak came from the staff of the Institute, with whom Dmitry Payson remained in close contact,” explained a source familiar with the materials of the FSB. To call the names of the defendants and their procedural status, he refused, having referred to secrecy of the investigation.
“Fly a head and some layoffs it is just not completed,” — said the interlocutor of the newspaper, adding that the upcoming debriefing will be “unprecedented”.
According to sources, a few days before the searches Paison was notified about the forthcoming dismissal in connection with reorganization in “Roskosmos” after the arrival of Rogozin.
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