JSC "Klimov" — one of the leading manufacturers of gas turbine engines announce the successful start of flight testing of BARK-88, designed for fighter aircraft MiG-29.
The electronic digital unit automatic control and monitoring BARK-88 will be installed for power plant control fighter aircraft MiG-29 and will enhance the operational capabilities of aircraft, as well as shorten the time of implementation of the operational types of flight training.
June 29 at the airport Flight Research Institute named after Gromov (Moscow region) made its first flight on the MiG-29UB, equipped with BARK-88. The flight lasted about an hour and passed without comment.
JSC "Klimov" plans to start mass production of BARK-88 in 2012, the main customer at the moment is the Ministry of Defense.
"BARK-88 will replace the existing functional units serial control system and safety oversight, developed in the mid-70s — said the Executive Director of JSC" Klimov "AI Vatagin — MiG aircraft are the backbone of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and a great responsibility for us to deal with this level of development. "
Part of United Engine Corporation (JSC "MC" UEC ") — a 100% subsidiary company of the" OPK "Oboronprom" for engine assets.
JSC "Klimov" — one of the leading Russian developer of gas turbine engines the full cycle, with its own design office, perfect production and experimental basis. The company is engaged in development, support of serial production and service of engines for helicopters and jet engines for fighter aircraft.
Is a member of the Russian Engineering Union.