Russian state-owned company Rostec took control of UralVagonZavod and Kurganmashzavod, two companies involved in the production of armored military vehicles, Kommersant reported Dec. 28. UralVagonZavod is known for the production of battle tanks, while Kurganmashzavod produces armored fighting vehicles. It is unclear how the consolidation could impact the production of tanks and armored vehicles. The move is likely an attempt to rescue debt-ridden UralVagonZavod and improve efficiency in the country's armored vehicle production sector. It is also likely a political play for consolidation by Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov, who recently received a large bailout from the Kremlin aimed at making sure defense sector companies stay afloat.