OKB-134 Vympel JSC GosMKB imeni I.I.Toropov
State Engineering Design Bureau JSC Vympel [Pennant] [not to be confused with GNIP OKB "Vympel"] is a specialized developer and producer of aircraft missiles, guns, bombs and surface-to-air weapons. Its history dates back to as early as 1949, and it is named after its first Chief Designer professor Ivan I.Toropov.
The Vympel Central Scientific-Production Association (TsNPO Vympel), subordinate to the Ministry of the Radio Industry, was established in 1970 to bring organizational order into this field. This organization brought together dozens of the nation’s most powerful radio engineering teams, who had experience developing large-scale radar systems for various applications.
The development of the “hard kill” systems themselves—the anti-ballistic missiles, their warheads, and possible space-based systems to kill enemy missiles using particle beam or laser beam weaponry—was not part of Vympel’s scope of work. As before, the Ministry of the Aviation Industry was in charge of the missiles for air defense and missile-defense systems, the Ministry of the Defense Industry was in charge of time fuses and kinetic energy weapons, and the Ministry of Medium Machine Building was in charge of all types of nuclear warheads and problems related to particle beam weapons.
At present Vympel is a multifunctional enterprise with experienced research and development staff, advanced production complex, computer center and test facilities. The enterprise is Russia's and one of the world's leading design bureaus, engaged in development of air-to-air guided missiles of different types. The enterprise also specializes in developing air-to-surface guided missiles, guided missiles for groung and sea-based air defence systems, and their target derivatives. The enterprise has developed the majority of aircraft guided missile release/ejection units, hardpoints and rack for bombs, torpedoes, nacelles, gun pods, rocket pods and decoy dispensers for Russian aircraft and helicopters.
During its 55-year history the enterprise has developed over 50 types of air-launched missiles (about 40 types are operated in more than 30 countries) and some 200 types of convertional air weapons. The main military products, currently offered for export, are air-to-air guided missiles: R-73E (R-73EL), RVV-AE, R-27R1 (R-27ER1), R-27T1 (R-27ET1), R-27P1 (R-27EP1); and R-33E; air-to-surface guided missiles: Kh-29TE and Kh-29L; aircraft missile ejection unit - AKU-170E; and decoy dispenser unit - UV-30MK.
Within the frame wark of the convertion program, the enterprise developed a number of civil products, based on defence technologies, including airfield equipment, drilling rigs, pyrotechnic shears, medical equipment, porous strainers for different-purpose gas systems, ets.
JSC "GosMKB" Vympel "them. I.I.Toropova" is the leading design bureau in Russia for the development of airborne weapons, including:
- guided missiles "air-to-air" for various applications;
- guided missiles "air-surface";
- guided missiles for land and naval air defense systems and targets based on them;
- start-up and ejection device for aircraft guided missiles;
- beam and cassette holders for suspension torpedoes and bombs;
- gondolas and blocks for small arms and unguided missiles;
- passive jamming devices for the protection of aircraft and helicopters;
- locking of lifting devices for airplanes and helicopters.
Aircraft Armament Development State ICD "Vympel" is used on the world-famous fighting airplanes and helicopters with a brand MiG, Su, Yak, Tu, Il, Be, Mi, Ka and operated in Russia, the CIS countries and many countries of the world. The enterprise has developed and put into operation more than 200 samples of military equipment and their modifications, established the scientific and technical foundation for the creation of new advanced models. The company employs qualified scientific and technical staff, including 4 doctors of technical sciences, more than 30 candidates of technical sciences. Through the state intermediary "Rosoboronexport" and JSC "Corporation" Tactical Missiles ", the company is actively involved in military-technical cooperation with foreign states.
Over 50 samples of military products Gos ICD "pennant", including the worldwide known "air-to-air" of R-60, F-73E, RVV-AE, P-27T (P, P), "air- surface "X-29T (TE, a), and" surface-to-air "3M9 used in more than 30 countries around the world.
The main directions in the field of military-technical cooperation with foreign states are:
- foreign customer delivery of military products;
- execution of development work on the subject of the enterprise in the interest of foreign customers;
- the execution of works to extend the service life, the foreign customer previously delivered military products;
- perform maintenance (servicing) previously supplied foreign customer of military products;
- participation in the international aerospace exhibitions in Russia, France, England, Germany, Austria, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Chile, Turkey, Greece and the Philippines.
The Bureau, a number of civilian products using the technologies of defense topics, including airfield equipment, drilling rigs, rescue pyrotechnic shears, small sensors, mobile medical laboratory, medical mikrotermokonteynery, heaters, lamps using an old design, poristo- strainers for gas systems for various use and so forth.
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