Interview with CEO of PMA Dmitry Kanaplyou

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On the development of the Tula KBP part of the holding "High-complexes", the competitiveness of enterprise in the global market and high-precision weapons in general, said in an interview with radio station "Echo of Moscow" Managing Director of Instrument Design Bureau Dmitry cannabis. 

— TULA ALL STRONG TRADITION Armory. THIS IS OUR MAIN WEAPON CITY, HOW it all went. NOW THAT IS Instrument Design Bureau?

— We have a few sites. First, it goes Instrument Design Bureau. Employs more than 7,000 people directly. We are working towards anti-tank weapons, missiles and assault weapons. This weapon systems of tanks and light armored vehicles, combat units. Guided artillery rocket systems. Anti-aircraft complexes near the turn of the action. Cannons and small arms. 

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On the territory of the Instrument Design Bureau is part of a pilot plant and serial playground. Separately, set up a large batch plant, it is called Shcheglovsky shaft, was established in 2001 by the decision of Arcadia IG Shipunova.

Prior to that, a large number of products produced by factories in Russia. This Izhevsk and Ulyanovsk, and so on. We produce the most high-tech piece and assemble the final product and its setting.

— WHAT IS THE GENERAL CONCEPT ultra-precise weapons like? What could be?

— First, the accuracy of more than 95% probability of defeat. Secondly, management. In general, the implementation of the scheme "found-escort-struck with high accuracy to 95%." This high-precision weapons.

— Do you and the production of rockets ground to ground, ground-air and air-land, that is you have a whole range of practical?

— In this terminology, we can say that, yes, the whole spectrum.

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— DUE TO WHAT COULD WIN in production costs?

— Due to the correct scientific decisions, and nothing more. By proper selection of materials, the proper selection of the concept of technological production, and only that. For example, we produce a missile "Cornet". The corresponding sample of Americans is the order of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and our costs a few dozen. It is understood that in this case, at equal efficiency lesions using our rocket more appropriate.

— TO THE PRODUCT some to be effective, it hosts a whole range of some technological solutions. Extremely high precision weapon is THAT?

— In the ultra-precise weapons is always the determining factor is the ensemble of technologies. And in no other way. This combination of confidence and optics, and radar and ballistics and missile technology, materials science and technology — all the technologies together, that is a very complex industry. The complex, which detects accompanies strikes, involves a whole that the technological base, which at the moment is actually unknown to modern science.

— YOU DO complexes, which can be equipped with LEGKOBRONIRUEMUYU TANKS AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDING. THEY INCLUDE NOT ONLY THE MISSILE complex, but also small arms, light guns. BE A LITTLE MORE ABOUT IT?

— Tanks and APCs have one of its objectives — the defeat of their own kind. Therefore, anti-tank systems, they contain too. That is, the missile weapon systems, detection systems, optical-electronic station, the components that are needed to defeat the purpose. The complex itself is quite complex. And the world is moving towards more complex and robotics such complexes.

— NEED SOME NEW ADVANCES TO ARMS WERE MORE EFFECTIVELY?

— From our point of view, the future is guided weapons. We have developed a set of "Krasnopol" — a 152-mm guided missile, developed a set of "Kitolov" — a 122-mm guided missile. They are in service in the Russian army and the demand for exports.

— HOW ultra-precise weapons from PERCENTAGE POINT OF VIEW ON THE REAL COST OF ARMED?

— A real trend? If 15-20 years ago in the course of armed conflicts only 7% were guided weapons, the last Libyan conflict has shown that 95% use of guided weapons.

Our products are in high demand in the international market. It's no secret that the complexes "Cornet" sold tens of thousands of pieces

DMITRY KONOPLYOV

— When designing a high-precision weapons, develop an antidote against it. HOW you lay in the development of this factor?

— Our design department is mainly engaged in developing not assault weapons, and weapons of resistance. So when we develop new weapons, we are laying the opposition the best examples of assault weapons at the current time. And more than that, we try to anticipate trends.

— WHAT IS CONTROLLED WEAPONS FOR THE PERSON WHO MUST hit the target?

— To date, the development of technology, especially optical, and reached such a stage that the management is done not by man and machine vision. Even with the use of laser channels management implemented the principle of "fire and forget".

— BUT I STILL CAPTURE MUST PURPOSE, OR IS ALSO BEING DONE AUTOMATICALLY?

— This is all done automatically. You sit down in BMP, includes a button machine, and the station itself detection detects the target, it defines itself and she then struck by issuing the command. Man needs, but the trend to the fact that he needed less and less. Only at the level of decision-making, how to act.

— Air defense systems "armor C-1" — a unique thing. HE IS ABLE TO HELP IN THAT DESTROYED OF POWER SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION LINE BETWEEN THEM. WHAT MORE UNIQUE?

— Carapace just intended not to destroy the objects that you talked about. That is no big detection stations, nor energy, nor the city. That is, it is just a means of defense, which counteracts the means of destruction of the enemy, and, a considerable range, to our strategic targets were not hit.

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— FROM FOREIGN CUSTOMERS ARE THERE ANY INTEREST IN YOUR PRODUCTS AND HOW HE STRONG?

— Our products are in high demand in the international market and really competitive. If on, say, a set of "Cornet" — sold tens of thousands of pieces of products for export. "Armour" is extremely high demand.

Also in demand complexes guided artillery, combat modules in demand for the BMP, including the modernization and new BMP. Co-operation is in full swing.

— HOW YOUR TEAM FORMED COMPANY, YOUR DESIGN OFFICE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN AGE WHAT QUALIFICATIONS?

— Average age — 45 years. As the design staff, production staff and staff engineers. I should note that in recent years the trend has changed quite seriously, and went to the military branch of the young people. That is, we have the constructors 26-30 years old, and very talented guys that make modern design, modern weapons.

— GOING BACK TO THE TOPIC OF TANK. UPDATE THE PARK in two ways. CAN BE UPGRADED TO WHAT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP SOMETHING NEW. YOU ARE ON THE MORE CONCENTRATED?

— We are engaged in the modernization and participate in the development of advanced platforms. We implement a program under which you should see 70% of the new vehicles by 2020. Military-Industrial Commission, this issue is a significant amount of time.

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