Russia’s Kalashnikov starts to produce unguided aircraft missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Kalashnikov group of companies bought 41% of the shares of the developer of the Novosibirsk Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) from the NPO Kurganpribor, learned according the Kalashnikov press service statement.

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“Attracting the“ Institute of Applied Physics ”to the Kalashnikov group of companies will allow us to create a single life-cycle chain for high-precision products from development to mass production. We expect to expand the range of promising manufactured products, as well as to act as the lead executor of government orders for the supply of modernized unguided and correctable aircraft missiles,” RIA Novosti reports the words of the general director of Kalashnikov Dmitry Tarasov.

The press service added that the IAP is carrying out 15 research and development projects, three of which are carried out under the state defense order. The Institute of Applied Physics is the developer of S-8 and S-13 unguided missiles and fired jamming means to counter high-precision weapons. Missiles are installed on the ships of the Navy, objects of armored vehicles, Strategic Missile Forces, aviation.

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The concern said that in 2019 Kalashnikov initiated a technical conference on the development of unguided aircraft missile weapons with the participation of specialists from the Ministry of Defense and interested enterprises of the military-industrial complex. During the conference, promising directions were identified for the development and modernization of unguided aircraft missiles (NAR) and their transformation into correctable aircraft missiles (CAR).

“A phased creation of the KAR was proposed as part of experimental design work to modernize NAR, which are in service and are mass-produced,” the press service said.

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