Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

Russia may be left without a "Favorite" and "Triumph"

Russian S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems are not only the Homeland air shield, but also one of the legitimate reasons for pride in the achievements of Russian science and industry. However, the production of missiles for them may be in jeopardy. The reason for this is ambiguous management decisions, the outcome of which becomes actions resembling a raider seizure of an enterprise.
The Board of Directors of the Kirov Machine-Building Enterprise (JSC “KMP” - “daughter” of the EKR Almaz-Antey Concern, intended for the production of anti-aircraft missiles) elected Alexander Ivanov as the Director General of the CMP on January 19, 2018. At the same time, he retained his former position as the general director of AVITEK Vyatka Machine-Building Enterprise, which manufactures aviation components. During 2018, these two enterprises will be merged "to create a powerful single enterprise."Ivanov’s appointment to the director twice was preceded by one event. At the end of September 2017, Ahmet Mukhametov, General Director of Avangard Moscow Machine-Building Plant (MMP) Avangard, was removed from office. The plant is also part of the VKO Almaz-Antey concern and produces anti-aircraft guided missiles for the worldwide known S-300 Favorit and Triumph C-400 air defense systems. The general director was dismissed "in connection with the possible entry of an enterprise into the register of unscrupulous suppliers." And everything was done in the best traditions of the Soviet nomenclature: Mukhametov at this time the first day was on vacation. Soon, Alexander Vedrov, deputy general director of the VKO Almaz-Antey concern, brought the decision to appoint Mukhametov himself to the company. Retained Vedrov and former position. Angered representatives of the plant’s collective sent letters to President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu with a request to stop the “raider seizure”. Otherwise, the state defense order, according to the signatories, may be disrupted.
Stamp instead of production
Concern VKO "Almaz - Antey" - the undisputed leader among the companies of the Russian defense industry.Orders for S-300 and S-400 come from all over the world, which requires expansion of production. Not so long ago, the North-Western Regional Center Almaz-Antey was created in St. Petersburg, bringing together five enterprises on a common site. Also, two new plants were founded in Nizhny Novgorod and Kirov. And everything would be fine if the emergence of new industries did not cause the beginning of the destruction of the long-established lines. In particular, the Kirov Machine-Building Enterprise unwittingly became a rival to Avangard, the main manufacturer of missiles. Of the three former Soviet enterprises manufacturing missiles for S-300 complexes (Zhulyansky Plant in Kiev, Severny in St. Petersburg and Avangard in Moscow), only the last remained within its borders. Avangard fulfilled all production tasks successfully, transferred the funds assigned to the concern, providing about a third of the income of the management company. However, in 2016, several hundred million rubles earned by the plant were “removed” from Avangard. The management company also decided to remove several hundred missiles from the Avangard order from 2019 and transfer their production to the Kirov plant.There would pass and financing. The Kirov factory was inaugurated in February 2016. At first, people flocked to the crowd, because the salary there was higher than at the neighboring Avitek. After a short time, the staff moved in the opposite direction: there is no work as such, the equipment is not purchased, but leased, you have to pay for it. Therefore, until recently, the International Maritime Commission existed, as a matter of fact, formally - there were many units that could provide the technological chain of rocket production. The plant was able to perform only individual operations - Avangard did almost everything; the Kirovites only “stamped”. Therefore, Avangard, if part of its order is still transferred to the ILC, almost half of the workers and employees will have to be dismissed. Meanwhile, the leadership of Avangard was going to create an additional several hundred jobs by 2019.
Moreover, according to experts, it can be predicted that the production of the Polyment-Redut complex (the marine version of the Vityaz air defense missile system) will be transferred to the ILC. For a long time this complex was in a pilot production at Avitek.So far no one has released it, the wavering has been going on for a decade and a half. Although the Chinese signed a solid contract for 2019. During President Putin’s visit to the corvette of Project 20380 “Perfect”, naval sailors pointed with a pointer to the empty space that the latest anti-aircraft missile system’s missiles should occupy. In reality, there is nothing to show - it seems that state tests have not yet been passed. As a result, the corvettes of this project that year run on the seas and oceans without anti-aircraft guided missiles, actually remaining unarmed from air strikes. Here and the aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Gorshkov" came to the test with a delay due to the untimely performance by the "Almaz-Antey" concern of experimental design works on the subject "Polyment-Redut."
From the presidential program dropped item
The ILC was created by selecting a part of the territory from Avitek. It was ridiculous: Avitek was forced to sell one of its buildings to the KMP under construction. However, there remained equipment that Aviteku needed for production, and then the plant was given a lease for tens of millions of rubles a year.True, these payments were postponed for two years. The head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, responding to a question about the possible localization of S-400 production in Turkey, said: the production of these complexes cannot be organized “in the open field”, since we need qualified personnel and proven technologies. To get it all, you need more than a dozen years. However, such production, in fact, we have created "in the open field" in the face of the ILC! It probably makes sense to have two similar enterprises, given that the order book allows you to expand production. But whether it is necessary, by creating a new one, to kill the old, reputable production, to cut the hen that lays the golden eggs? The construction of the Kirov enterprise took about six years, 26 billion rubles were invested in it. Naturally, it is necessary to account for them with products manufactured by the new plant. When the construction of the plant in Kirov began, experts with experience said: give Avangard 5% of this money and they will do everything there. Did not heed. The KMP was planned to be launched by 2015, but it did not work out, it was moved to 2016. In 2017, they decided to demonstrate "success" to the president. Before the commander-in-chief of the VKS, now Senator Viktor Bondarev, a trusted person came to the plant.I saw beautiful, but practically empty premises and asked, they say, how many rockets can you make? They answered him evasively: they say, our capabilities allow us to make one and a half thousand a year. Then the military representative serving Avitek and the ILC allegedly whispered to the messenger: this ILC has nothing in reality! And Putin finally decided not to carry on the ILC. Here is a possible clue to the secret why one of the main points unexpectedly dropped out of the program of the president’s stay in Kirov.
Could explode at the start
Nowadays, the management of the Almaz-Antey Concern speaks of "the alleged changes in the volume of state defense orders from 2020 to the downside." If so, then why was the Kirov factory created? By the way, their lack of success at the CMP is now explained by the reluctance of Avangard to help in the development of production. The leadership of Avangard was even accused of preventing the Kirov Machine-Building Enterprise from setting up production. In fact, according to the plant team, Avangard did not coordinate only the omission of frankly defective products. As it turned out, apparently, the Kirov factory made critical deviations from the technical documentation, which could lead to an explosion of the rocket at launch.It takes 5–10 years to establish an enterprise of the type and class of Kirovsky. That is, in the coming years, no one, except Avangard, will be able to produce rockets for the famous anti-aircraft and missile defense systems. However, it is likely that the reason for the cool, to put it mildly, attitude of the management of the management company to Avangard is different - the whole thing is in the vast land area that the plant occupies in Moscow in the area of ​​the Voikovskaya metro station. These areas are very attractive for developers of various stripes. To sell the land profitable, production needs to be moved somewhere far away from the capital. As an option - in Kirov.
BTW
In recent years, dozens of defense enterprises have fallen under the knife. In the place of the established production of weapons emerged shopping and entertainment centers. Today the plans of the state corporation Rostec include the transfer of 17 sites in Moscow for construction projects. Fortunately, the Moscow government is hardly interested in removing Avangard. Mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin, who visited the plant in January 2017, familiarized himself with the production and offered the team the status of an industrial complex, which gives the right to preferential taxation of land and real estate.Under the auspices of Avangard, it was planned to organize a cluster of companies operating in the manufacturing sector. That is, the metropolitan government is interested in a company that works for the defense of the country and provides jobs. Problems with Avangard only with suppliers of components. This is where the management company would have to establish cooperation between enterprises.

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  • Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph

    Russia can be left without a favorite and triumph