The Russian Space Agency (RKA) is reported to have plans for resuming production of the Kosmos-3M space launcher at the Polyot plant in Omsk.

Kosmos-3M has been used to launch a variety of satellites - military, civilian as well as commercial payloads. Just recently it was used in a launch of a Parus navigation satellite. The problem is that the production of these launchers was discontinued in the early 1990s, so the recent launches used rockets from the reserve of the Ministry of Defense. The plan was to gradually replace Kosmos-3M with the Rockot launcher, but it apparently proved more difficult than expected - Rockot seems to be more expensive, not to mention the need for launch facilities in Plesetsk.