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Artillery Plant No.9

The Artillery Plant No.9, located in Yekaterinburg, or in the vernacular “Nine”, even now, when “everyone knows everything,” remains not the most famous. This is partly due to the fact that the enterprise does not have its own separate territory and is located in separate buildings in the depths of the well-guarded Uralmashevsky factory site.

Joint Stock Company "Plant No. 9" today is an enterprise with vast experience in the production of artillery equipment and great scientific, technical, design and production potential. The company is able to solve the problems of ensuring the entire life cycle of guns for tanks and self-propelled guns, towed guns, and jet bombing installations for the Navy, i.e. their development, manufacturing, maintenance, repair and modernization.

The main strategic goal of the enterprise is to achieve a stable financial and economic condition through the production of competitive products that meet the requirements of consumers and exceed their expectations.

Products of military equipment manufactured at the factory have always been distinguished and are distinguished by a high degree of reliability and quality. Over the past 5 years, consumers have had no failures in their work. And today, our company does not cease to adhere to a consistent quality policy, which main principles include:

  • the desire to best meet the needs of consumers of products and exceed their expectations;
  • prevention of problems related to quality, but not elimination of their consequences;
  • the effectiveness and efficiency of process management as a dynamically developing and balanced system;
  • development and maintenance of mutually beneficial partnerships with suppliers of quality and on-time products;
  • the involvement of all personnel of the enterprise in the process of improving the quality of products and the personal responsibility of each employee for the quality of their work, which is the basis for obtaining a positive final result of the enterprise.

In addition, training of plant personnel is of great importance, for which training programs are organized for managers (on the implementation of a quality management system that meets the requirements of GOST R ISO 9001-2001) and for employees (basic education, advanced training, etc.), personnel the structure of the enterprise is replenished with young initiative employees.

The plant continues to carry out a number of R&D in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense. In particular, samples of tank guns for the newly developed promising tanks were manufactured and passed a large volume of tests. The achieved level of energy characteristics allows to ensure their significant superiority over serial domestic and foreign counterparts. Technical proposals have been developed for the modernization of the 152-mm howitzer 2A33 - the main weapon of the ACS 2S3M Aktsiya, allowing to increase the capabilities and effectiveness of this gun.

Taking into account the needs of foreign customers, the enterprise, for the repair and restoration work of artillery equipment of the plant’s production, delivers sets of spare parts, sets of non-standard equipment and tools for repairing products in the field of operation, and to obtain practical skills for mastering the products by the customer’s specialists, the company offers equipment for technical rooms. The plant produces conversion products: driving axles of trolley buses, gearboxes, various types of hydraulic cylinders, and on individual orders - cultivators for soil treatment and equipment for oil and gas production.

The Plant is ready and looked forward to an increase in state defense orders and the production of artillery equipment for export. The new technologies used make it possible to produce new generations of tank guns and other artillery systems.

Like many Ural enterprises of the military-industrial complex, the artillery plant No. 9 was created during the Great Patriotic War, contributed to the Victory, then continued and continued to work to ensure Russia's defense capability by creating and manufacturing towed, tank guns and guns for self-propelled guns.

The manufacture of artillery pieces in the mechanical workshop No. 2 of the new industrial zone of Sverdlovsk was launched back in 1932, without waiting for the official commissioning of the UZTM factory, the Ural Heavy Engineering Plant, which sounds more familiar in its abbreviated name - Uralmash. The Uralmash workshop was immediately built for the cooking of the highest quality steel grades, taking into account the needs of artillery. Before the war, the factory established first assembly, and then independent production of the 76-mm division gun F-19 and 122-mm howitzer VG, and in October 1935 their own artillery range was commissioned for testing in the area of the village of Krasnoe.

With the outbreak of war, the importance of work related to artillery increased many times, so at the highest level it was decided to form a specialized enterprise at Uralmash. By the decision of the State Defense Committee of October 30, 1942 on the basis of the artillery production "Uralmash" was created independent artillery factory No. 9 with a special design bureau No. 9 (OKB-9). It is from this date that it is customary to reckon the official history of the Nine, although it has so far changed several names and several organizational and production forms.

The history of Plant No. 9 (currently OJSC "Plant No. 9") has been going on since 1942, when by the decision of the State Defense Committee of October 30, 1942 on the basis of the Uralmashzavod artillery production, the evacuated Kirov Plant (Leningrad) and the Barricade Plant ( Stalingrad) an independent factory No. 9 of the People’s Commissariat of Armaments with a special design bureau No. 9 was created. The first director of the plant was Lev Robertovich Honor, major general of the engineering and artillery service, laureate of the Stalin Prize, awarded the Golden Star of the Hero of Socialist Labor, three orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Star, the Order of the Patriotic War, the Order of Kutuzov.

From the very beginning, the main specialization of the enterprise was determined - equipping ground forces with barrel artillery equipment. During the Second World War, the plant supplied the front with a large number of towed howitzers - 122-mm howitzers of the 1938 model M-30 and 152-mm howitzers of the 1943 model D-1, which are still in service with some countries. The plant’s guns were also armed with self-propelled guns SU-85, SU-100, SU-122, ISU-152.

Since 1942, the guns of the best tanks of World War II were developed: the 85-mm D-5T gun for the T-34 and IS-1 tanks, the 122-mm D-25T gun for the IS-2 and IS-3 tanks. All post-war mass domestic tanks were armed with guns of the plant: 100-mm guns D-10T, D-10TG, D-10T2S - all modifications of the T-54, T-55 tanks; 115 mm U5TS gun - T-62 tank; 125-mm guns of the D-81 family - all modifications of the T-72, T-64, T-80, T-90 and 76-mm cannons of the D-56, D-56TM, D56TS - floating tanks PT-76.

In 1958, the plant again became part of the Uralmashzavod as a small-scale production. In OKB-9, such tools as the world-famous 122-mm howitzer D-30 (2A18) with circular shelling were developed, after refinement - 122-mm howitzer D-30A (2A18M), 122-mm howitzer 2A31 and 152-mm howitzer 2A33 for the first modern domestic self-propelled howitzers 2C1 Gvozdika and 2C3 Akatsiya (2A31 was manufactured by the Plant, and 2A33 was put into production at Motovilikhinsky plants and at the Barrikady factory ), the first domestic guns with self-propelled 57-mm SD-57 and 85-mm SD-44.

In addition to the classic models of barreled artillery to protect the ships of the Navy from submarines and attacking torpedoes, the plant put into production the RBU-6000 (37UM) and RBU-1000 (38UM) missile launchers. The artillery systems created by the plant, except for Russia and the CIS countries, are in service with more than sixty countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. In some countries, they are being manufactured under license agreements. For outstanding merits of the plant in the field of creating new types of artillery weapons, Plant No. 9 was awarded the Order of Lenin "... for the successful implementation of the tasks of the State Defense Committee to provide the Red Army with artillery weapons" and the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree ... for outstanding services in creating new types of artillery weapons and exemplary fulfillment of the tasks of the State Defense Committee".

In 1993, this production was included in the "Serial Machinery Plant" - a branch of OJSC "Uralmash", and then as part of AOZT "Special Equipment". After the liquidation of the latter by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 886 of September 6, 1995, Plant No. 9 was re-established as State Unitary Enterprise Plant No. 9 (since 2002, Federal) as part of OKB-9 named after F.F. Petrov, a testing ground, experimental workshop, mass production.

On August 29, 2008, the Open Joint-Stock Company "Plant No. 9" was registered, which is the assignee of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Plant No. 9". FSUE "Plant No. 9" was reorganized by transformation into the Open Joint-Stock Company "Plant No. 9" in accordance with Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated August 27, 2007 No. 1102, Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of October 15, 2007 No. 1422-r, Order of the Federal Management Agency federal property dated September 18, 2007 No. 10, by order of the Territorial Administration of the Federal Property Management Agency for the Sverdlovsk Region dated December 29, 2007 No. 442, subject to changes introduced by Order No. 233 of August 1, 2008.

The quality management system of OJSC "Plant No. 9" is certified by the Certification Body of LLC ROSTEHSERT ( for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008, GOST R ISO 9001-2008 and GOST R RV 15.002-2003 in relation to the development, production and repair of artillery weapons and navy bombing installations (EKPS classes: 1015,1020,1025, 1045), as well as products and components of road-building, transport and agricultural machinery. According to the results of certification, Plant No. 9 OJSC received the following international certificates: Quality Austria and IQNet, and Russian certificates of compliance with GOST R and the Military Register voluntary certification system.

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