The analyst called the contract for the RD-180 is mutually beneficial for Russia and the United States

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomontagen the RD-180 engine of NPO Energomash. Archival photoThe analyst called the contract for the RD-180 is mutually beneficial for Russia and the United States© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in Photobacterium to daily updates RIA Science

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The supply of Russian rocket engines RD-180 in the United States is beneficial to both parties, they will continue for several more years, said RIA Novosti the scientific Director of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.

Earlier, the head of NPO «Energomash» (engine manufacturer) Igor Arbuzov said in an interview with RIA Novosti on the concluded contract on delivery of six new engines in 2020. Prior to that, various representatives of both Russian and American sides have repeatedly offered to limit the supply.

«Deliveries will continue, because they benefit us and they benefit Americans. But they will end when they move to a new rocket to Vulcan. There they would no longer be needed», — said Moiseev.

The contract was signed he called an example of how «politics is hurting the Commerce.» The Russian proposal to restrict the supply of RD-180, according to Moses, «prompted the Americans to gain independence in this area.»

The expert believes that the U.S. continues to buy Russian engines to have some in stock. According to him, even officially assigned to completion date develop new missiles can’t be a guarantee that the first launch of the new carrier will not move «right».

The analyst called the contract for the RD-180 is mutually beneficial for Russia and the United States© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podwyzki And so will descend!

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