Rostec to triple production of parachute systems thanks to new factory in Kirzhach

Defence Industry

Rostec has launched a parachute production facility based at the Scientific Research Institute of Parachute Construction, a subsidiary of “Tekhnodinamika” holding, in the city of Kirzhach, Vladimir region. The new 5,000 square meter manufacturing workshops are able to annually produce up to 2,000 military and civilian parachutes.

The opening ceremony of the factory was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Bocharov, Director of the Aviation Industry Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Ravil Khakimov, Governor of the Vladimir region Svetlana Orlova, CEO of State Corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov, Industrial Director of Rostec’s Aviation Cluster Anatoliy Serdyukov and CEO of “Technodinamika” holding Igor Nasenkov.

The plant, built to modern standards, will allow “Technodinamika” to increase the production of parachute systems for various customers by three times. The range of its products includes cargo, special, brake, space and human parachutes, as well as large-sized systems with canopy area of more than 1,000 square meters.

Among the key tasks of the factory is the development of advanced parachute systems for both military and civil purposes.

“The largest production with the total area of 5,000 square meters was built within the framework of the federal special-purpose program aimed at development of the military-industrial complex of Russia. Its capacity allows producing over 2,000 parachutes per year and in general to increase production volumes by 3 times in the interests of both military and civilian customers. It makes possible not only to satisfy domestic demand, but also to enter foreign markets with modern competitive parachute products. The creation of such production facilities corresponds with the development strategy of the corporation, which stipulates annual increase in revenue by an average of 17% and increase in the share of civil products to 50% by 2025,” said CEO of Rostec Sergey Chemezov.

The factory provided about 300 additional jobs. The manufacturing plant includes sewing and weaving production, an R&D unit, an airfield of experimental aviation “Kirzhach”, modern flight test stands, as well as a hotel for staff and invited specialists, equipped to modern standards.

“The launch of the production line that will allow us to realize the full life cycle of a product – from development, testing and production to author’s support during usage – became possible thanks to joint work with colleagues from the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Aviation Cluster of State Corporation Rostec and our holding,” said general director of “Technodinamika” Igor Nasenkov. “In the future the holding plans to modernize the airfield, to develop its infrastructure and, as a result, to increase the opportunities and services for our key customers,” he added.

Within the framework of the official opening of the plant, a presentation of promising parachute systems of special and civil purpose took place.

“Technodinamika” holding specializes in the development, manufacturing and after-sales service of aircraft systems and aggregates. In addition, the holding produces spare parts and machinery for such industries as oil and gas, automobile production, transportation and power supply. “Technodinamika” incorporates 35 entities located throughout the country – in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk region, and other regions of Russia. The holding forms part of State Corporation Rostec.