On December 6, 2007, the Organizing Committee for the National Prize «Golden Idea» held its final meeting chaired by FSMTC of Russia Director M.A. Dmitriev. In 2007 (by the results of 2006), a record number of applications from challengers (c. 100) was submitted for the Prize competition. 80 competition winners are specialists of the leading Russian companies, R&D, design offices, and enterprises, including author teams. Diplomas of FSMTC of Russia, memorable gifts, and monetary prizes will be handed over to winners.

The Annual National Prize “Golden Idea” held for the 7th time was established by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation to encourage development and manufacture of state of the art competitive Russian arms and military hardware, and raise effectiveness of military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states.

Based on the competition, according to the Resolution of the Organizing Committee, the “Golden Idea” Prize is to be awarded for merits and achievements in military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states in the following nominations:
      1. For Contribution to Development of Military Purpose Products;
2. For Successes in Manufacturing Military Purpose Products;
      3. Best Co-Contractor Enterprise for contribution to raising competitiveness of military purpose products;
      4. For personal contribution, initiative and diligence in support of goals of military- technical cooperation;
      5. For input in outreach on military-technical cooperation, promotional and information support to export materiel; and
      6. Young Talents – for achievements in military-technical cooperation, development and manufacture of arms and military hardware.

The 2007competition was noted for more prizes from 1 to 3 in the nomination «Best Co-Contractor Enterprise”.

Winners of the National Prize “Golden Idea” will be awarded by Sergey B. Ivanov, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government, and Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation M.A. Dmitriev. A solemn ceremony will be attended by officials of the Russian Federation President’s Administration, the Staff of the Russian Federation Government, the Military and Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation Government, federal government authorities, Heads of MTC entities, design enterprises, and manufacturers of military-purpose products, and other high-ranking officials.

Prize Sponsors are NOMOS-BANK, FSUE Rosoboronexport, and SОАО Russian Insurance Center.

Information sponsors: news agencies ARMS-TASS, Interfax-AVN, newspapers «Military-Industrial Courier», «Red Star», journals «Military Diplomat», «National Defense», the Publishing House «Military Parade», and the Information Portal "Oborona.ru".

A ceremony of awarding Prize winners will be held in the President Hotel at 4.00 p.m. on 24 December 2007. Registration of mass media representatives will start at 3.30 p.m.

Please, send applications for participating mass media representatives to the Press Service of FSMTC of Russia pressa@fsvts.gov.ru, blagorazumny@mail.ru or by phone/fax +7(495)953-78-48 (for B.A. Blagorazumny).

Applications for accreditation are accepted at the latest on or before 21 December 2007.

Date of publication: 07.12.2007




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