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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP)

    Ulan-Ude Aviation Enterprise
    Ulan-Ude Aviation Industrial Assotiation
    Ulan-Ude Aircraft Production Plant JS
    Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Joint Stock Company
    1 Khorinskaya street
    Ulan-Ude, Buryat Republic 670009, Russia
    Tel: (7 3012) 253-031
    Fax: (7 3012) 252-147
    Telex: 288110 AVIA
    

Ulan-Ude Helicopter Plant is a traditional rival of Kazan Helicopter Plant on the foreign market. In addition to helicopter products, UUAZ has also manufactured such combat aircraft as Su-25UB and Su-39. However, it would be incorrect to pin hopes on the fact that UUAZ will continue producing these planes after the new Yak-130 operational trainer appears. Since the state represented by Oboronprom owned a 63% stake in UUAZ, the state mediator in the area of military hardware trade Rosoboronexport will prefer UUAZ to KVZ when placing orders. According to expert opinion, UUAZ products are of higher quality than those manufactured by KVZ. Weaknesses include a limited aircraft range. UUAZ manufactures Mi-8 helicopters and their upgraded version Mi-171 which is one of the most widely used helicopter models. However, both of them are becoming obsolete and one cannot speak of prospects for these models.

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, founded in 1939, was the leading industrial enterprise in Buryatia. Since its foundation Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has been one of the most famous series production plants in Russia. Mi-8T, Mi-8AMT, Mi-17 Hip (promoted as the Mi-171) combat/utilityhelicopters and Su-25 aircraft modifications such as Su-25 UB combat-training aircraft, Su-25UTG trainer in both ground and carrier-based versions are produced here. Recently yhr plant started series productions of Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter and Su-39 aircraft that meet all requirements for modern close-air support aviation. The new-generation Mi-8AMTSh combat transport helicopter was developed from the Mi-17-1V. It boasts "a new Western navigation system", improved TV3 117BM engines uprated to 1,397kW (1,874 shp) and a Shturm-V or Igla-V missile system capable of firing both Shturm and Ataka air-to-ground and air-to-air guided missiles. The helicopter can also be configured for medevac, paratroopers and SAR roles. Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) also builds boats and consumer goods. The company seeks foreign partners for joint marketing of its renowned helicopters.

The stock company Ulan-Ude Aviation Manufacturing Plant (S/C uuAP), created in the course of the Russian privatization reform, is an heir to the fifty-year-old Ulan-Ude Aviation Industrial Association and is a major aircraft manufacturer in East Siberia. It also produces other articles for production purposes and a wide range of consumer goods, washing machines and furniture sets. The uuAP stock company comprises several plants and production associations, having various legal and economic status, and a large engineering complex ensuring the present-day level of solving design-and-echnology problems in all kinds of production.

The Republic of Buryatia, which is located in the Asian part of Russia not far from Lake Baikal, is a rarely visited Russian territory west of the Russian Far East. Abundant in natural resources but remote and dependent on federal subsidies, Buryatia is undergoing a difficult economic and social transition. Buryatia is one of the so-called "red" Republics. The government is garden-variety authoritarian, seeking to control leading industries. The 135,000 square kilometer Republic of Buryatia (Buryatia) is in southeastern Siberia --- east of Lake Baikal, north of Mongolia, and south of the Sakha Republic. Buryatia and its eastern neighbor Chita make up the Transbaikal Region. Buryatia is a mountainous territory covered with coniferous forests. Its Barguzin valley has favorable conditions for growing crops. Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic, was founded in 1666 and has a population of 380,000. The city has little crime and fairly good municipal infrastructure.

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