Category Archives: Equipment production

Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade to establish a specialized material research center

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Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade suggested establishing a specialized material research center on the basis of All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials. It will be responsible for consolidation of all the aircraft industry’s innovative potential. It was stated by Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, during his visit to Irkutsk, press-service of the ministry reports.

“The center will be established in 2016. The National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky” may be considered as a model for this project; the Institute is successfully implementing projects for development of new composites and aircraft systems, which increase the competitive ability of Russian aircraft,” said in the ministry’s statement.

«Increase of a share of Russian-produced components used by the national aircraft industry is demonstrated in the network of MS-21 project. At present 50% of the jet’s components are manufactured in Russia and this indicator will reach 60% by the start of the aircraft’s mass production, – Denis Manturov said. – I ask you to make the best use of our scientific centers’ capabilities. Thanks to such cooperation we will be able to reduce time needed for production of state-of-the-art aircraft».

Russia, Brazil, South Africa discuss possibility of joint military products development

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Russia, Brazil and South Africa are considering a possibility of joint development of military purpose products, deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Anatoly Punchuk said on Monday.

He is leader of the Russian delegation at Euronaval 2014 (International Naval Defence and Maritime Exhibition and Conference).

“In terms of BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] a series of major projects with India is being implemented now. South Africa shows more interest in cooperation with Russia in the joint development and production of military weaponry,” Punchuk said.

Earlier, Russia’s state corporation, Rosoboronexport, director-general Anatoly Isaikin told TASS that Russia, Brazil and South Africa were planning to hold talks within BRICS before the yearend.

Russia to increase investment in development of new weapons

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Russia will increase funding for development of promising arms in 2015-2016, while in 2018 it is planned significant increase in the budget of the Advanced Research Foundation.

This was announced by Andrei Grigoryev, the director general of the fund, that journalists call the Russian equivalent of the United States Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

“In the years of 2015-2016, it will be allowed about 4.5 billion rubles. This is a billion more than in 2014 (3.3 billion). In 2013, it was 3.8 billion rubles. In 2018 – a significant increase, but I will not talk about it yet, so as not to jinx it,” Grigoriev said to reporters during the forum “Open Innovations”.

Rosatom to build nuclear plant in Kazakhstan

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Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom on Tuesday signed a binding agreement with Kazakhstan’s Energy Ministry to construct a nuclear power station in Kazakhstan.

In May, Rosatom and local nuclear power company Kazatomprom signed a memorandum to cooperate in building of a nuclear plant with a capacity of 300-1,200 megawatts.

The Kazakh nuclear plant could cost less than $5 billion, Rosatom’s CEO Sergei Kiriyenko said earlier.

Gleb Nikitin held meeting on import substitution in mechanical engineering

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On Tuesday, September 23, the Ministry of Industry held a meeting chaired by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Gleb Nikitin on “import substitution process in the engineering industry: challenges and perspectives”.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Alexander Potapov, heads of branch departments of Industry and Trade, as well as more than 200 representatives of the machine-building enterprises, machine-tool plants and engineering companies.  Solution of the import of technological equipment requires joint efforts on the part of both producers and consumers. Synchronization of scientific and industrial competence and capabilities of the Russian machine builders with the needs of enterprises in modern engineering production facilities is needed.

NPO Saturn to Provide Engines for Russian Ships

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Yuri Shmotin, general engineer of the company, reported during the International Forum of Engine Building that the Research and Production Association Saturn (NPO Saturn) of Rybinsk signed up an order to manufacture gas turbines for the Russian Navy ships.

According to Interfax, Yuri Shmotin said, “Today, we have the State task to equip the Russian boats with our motors that have passed the State tests”.

It is referred to the M70 and M75 turbines. These engines are designed for both Navy ships, and civilian ships, marine and coastal gas plants.

Together with the Petersburg Design Bureaus, Severnaya Verf and Almaz, a serious work was carried out and the technical requirements were formed for the adaptation of engines manufactured by NPO Saturn for the Russian Navy ships.

Ruselectronics to Triple Revenues by 2020

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The revenues of the Ruselectronics holding company, a subsidiary of the Russian state corporation Rostec, is expected to more than triple to 131 billion roubles ($3.7 billion) by 2020, a deputy director general of Ruselectronics said Wednesday.

Arseny Brykin also told journalists that there are plans to nearly halve the number of enterprises making part of the holding company in the next three years.

“As a result of enlargement, restructuring and liquidation, in the period from 2014 to 2016, 70 organizations will be established on the basis of 120 plus organizations. In this way, the manageability and stability of the holding company’s organizations will be increased,” Brykin said.

He said the basic scenario of the holding company’s development strategy implementation envisions its revenues’ growth in 2012-2020 to 130.7 billion roubles ($3.7 billion) from 42.7 billion roubles ($1.2 billion).

Manufacturer of Spare Parts for T-50 and Submarine “Yasen” to Triple Production

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“Karachevsky plant “Electrodetail”, which produces components for all kinds of Russian military equipment, plans to increase production in 2017 three times, this was reported by the company’s CEO Vitaly Yavelsky.

The plant produces rectangular connectors (electrical rectangular connectors) for all military equipment and weapons in Russia – about 56.5 thousand kinds of products for more than 700 defense enterprises. This is about 95 % of total orders of the enterprise. Monthly the plant produces about 200 thousand products.

“In 2013 we earned 235 million rubles, and two years ago there were 2 million in revenue. In 2013 it amounted to 1.06 billion rubles. Roughly a third more than in 2012. Our annual growth is around 30 -35% by volume. Our task is to increase production at least three times during the next three years,” Yavelsky said.

Russia Plans to Supply Arms to African Countries

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Russia hopes that Tanzania, Uganda and several other African countries will become new markets for Russian military products.

This was stated by Director of the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin. “We lose something and find something. We have opened many new markets: opened Uganda intend to develop cooperation with Tanzania, a number of other countries in the region,” he said.

Fomin noted that new partners, primarily interested in helicopter subjects “for transportation, for the fight with all the modern threats: terrorism, separatism, drug trafficking, illegal migration, illegal extraction of resources.”

Mexican Ambassador to Russia Visited Automobile Plant “Ural”

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The Ambassador of the United Mexican States in the Russian Federation, Mr. Alberto Ruben Beltran Guerrero visited autoworks “Ural” of “GAZ Group”. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the engineering company and to consider the possibility of further mutually beneficial cooperation initiated 20 years ago.

During the visit to the plant Mexican Ambassador visited production sites of “Ural”, got familiar with the commercially available and promising products of the enterprise.