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"Kalashnikov" acquires an enterprise that participated in the creation of the space shuttle "Buran"

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The Kalashnikov Concern will buy out of Rostec 60% of the shares of the research and production association (NPO) Molniya, which participated in the creation of the Buran orbital spacecraft, reports Kommersant.




The amount of the transaction, supported by the government, is not disclosed.

The transaction is scheduled to be completed within a month. After closing the deal, a new board of directors will be formed,
told the newspaper an informed source.

The head of "Kalashnikov" Alexey Krivoruchko confirmed the purchase information for the "Lightning".

The incorporation of NPO Molniya into the group will give impetus to the development of competencies and expertise in the development of reusable spacecraft and the production of target rockets for various purposes, will help develop fundamentally new activities,
said Krivoruchko.

It is reported that the upcoming transaction has allowed to terminate the proceedings on insolvency "Lightning"

The newspaper recalls that the NGO "Lightning" was established on February 26, 1976 "as the head enterprise of the Ministry aviation USSR industry to create a reusable space shuttle "Buran" (the ship made the only space flight). " Then the company was interrupted by random orders for a long time, but could not stay afloat: a bankruptcy procedure began for NGOs.

According to the interlocutor, "the government feared that, because of the threat of bankruptcy and closure, secret documentation could still be lost." Now the company has the task to recruit young designers. Together with colleagues from RSC Energia and other aerospace enterprises, they will have to “analyze the science foundation for a two-medium-sized spacecraft (which can move in the air and in space).

According to sources, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has already given a closed order "to restore and further develop work on creating a new analogue of Buran on a new technological basis".
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  1. -ш-
    -ш- 28 March 2018 10: 47
    +3
    maybe it's for the best
    1. helmi8
      helmi8 28 March 2018 11: 16
      +12
      Quote: -sh-
      maybe it's for the best

      Of course for the better. This had to be done for a long time - instead of obscure huge injections into the Chubais Rusnano, it would be better if Lightning were supported. The return would be greater. And the technologies at Lightning are still those, just develop.
      1. oleg-gr
        oleg-gr 28 March 2018 11: 19
        +2
        Expecting the appearance of space Kalash?
      2. RASKAT
        RASKAT 28 March 2018 13: 51
        +1
        I agree. The NGO has essentially collapsed for a long time, there remains a small skeleton of the team and the square. An advertisement hangs on the NGO’s site in the services section:

        Rooms for rent.
        Offices Warehouses Production Area of ​​premises
        17,0 m2 to 1500 m2
        15,0 m2 to 500 m2
        15,0 m2 to 500 m2
        Ceiling height
        3,0 to 3,9 m
        3,0 to 10,0 m
        3,0 to 10,0 m
        Description:
        Protected area
        Convenient access for transport
        Provision: electricity (380В / 220В), water, heat, sewage.
        All types of communication (digital / analog telephone (direct numbers), high-speed Internet)
        Metro - 13 min on foot Reasonable prices Landlord - owner of the premises. Opportunities: The premises are located in the production and administrative buildings of the enterprise at the addresses: st. Novoposelkovaya d.6, st. Boat d.6

        Why the hell does such an NGO need the country, it’s better to produce something useful than to become another warehouse, market or parking lot.
      3. sib.ataman
        sib.ataman 28 March 2018 14: 02
        +1
        I apologize! In Chubasovsky anano?
        So time is running fast! Y. Kedmi said bluntly, everything, the red control strip has been passed! Then they will hit in the face or even worse!
      4. Proxima
        Proxima 28 March 2018 14: 15
        0
        According to sources, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has already given a closed order "to restore and further develop work on creating a new analogue of Buran on a new technological basis". belay (from text)
        But is it not better to give a “closed order” to create an “analogue” of “Energy”. Or Rogozin is not aware that the “Buran” is not a “Shuttle” and without a launch vehicle with a payload capacity of 100 tons on a DOE it will not fly into space lol
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 28 March 2018 11: 23
      +3
      I would like the project on the clipper project to be returned. The double bomb. The country collapsed and the project with it
      1. zoolu350
        zoolu350 28 March 2018 11: 33
        0
        "Clipper" is a project about nothing, MAX - this is a real breakthrough.
    3. MoJloT
      MoJloT 28 March 2018 12: 00
      0
      When these reorganizations end ... the education was ruined, the health service was killed, the social network was killed, the space was being finished.
    4. Blondy
      Blondy 29 March 2018 07: 10
      0
      Yeah, on a new basis, with Yaedu (nuclear power plant).
  2. evil partisan
    evil partisan 28 March 2018 10: 49
    +5
    Good luck! If only AKM did not work out ...
    1. Hammerlock
      Hammerlock 28 March 2018 11: 04
      +1
      if by reliability, then let it be so
    2. sib.ataman
      sib.ataman 28 March 2018 14: 07
      +1
      Exactly! Samalik as Kalash-simple, reliable, trouble-free! How gave the turn! Just spray fan!
  3. Comrade Beria
    Comrade Beria 28 March 2018 10: 51
    +11
    There is Soviet-era achievements. On their basis, the creation of two-medium devices is possible.
    1. cormorant
      cormorant 28 March 2018 11: 23
      0
      Buran was more impressive. A spiral looks like a budget equivalent, no more. Although not even mastered it, blown away.
  4. san4es
    san4es 28 March 2018 10: 53
    +13
    the company was interrupted by random orders for a long time, but could not stay afloat: bankruptcy proceedings began against NGOs.

    hi NPO "Lightning" and LII named after M.M.Gromov created flying models, devices of the BOR-4 and BOR-5 type, on which advanced space flight tests were carried out.
    BOR-4 - 5 launches of Bor-4 were made, including
    1 launch - sub-orbital, 4 launches - orbital: "Cosmos-1374", "Cosmos-1445", "Cosmos-1517", "Cosmos-1616". On these devices, tests of a heat-resistant coating of a new type and technology of its application were carried out, which provided reusable use of OK "Buran". These tests also made it possible to obtain experimental confirmation, obtained by calculation, of the most favorable trajectories of entry into the atmosphere after completion of the orbital portion of the flight and subsequent aerodynamic drag, from the point of view of temperature effects on the skin of the ship.
    BOR-5 - 5 suborbital launches of Bor-5 were made: models 501, 502, 503, 504 and 505, which are a model of OK Burana at a scale of 1: 8. As a result of the BOR-5 tests, materials were obtained that made it possible to clarify the stability and controllability characteristics of the Buran OK, as well as the effectiveness of the controls in a wide range of speeds (hypersonic and supersonic) and angles of attack.
    http://www.buran.starjet.ru/korotchenko2.htm

    Enemy clone created by the Soviet project American shuttle Dream Chaser
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 28 March 2018 11: 02
      +3
      Sasha, hi! hi What do you think: is this purchase a step towards the continuation of the reusable spacecraft program?
      1. Hammerlock
        Hammerlock 28 March 2018 11: 05
        +3
        Sasha may think, but no one will ask him
        enough familiarity, turned the resource into a chat among themselves
        1. san4es
          san4es 28 March 2018 11: 08
          +5
          Quote: Hammerlock
          Sasha can and thinks.

          ... You’re a man, don’t you hangover? ... The name with a small letter is written ... You doubt my thinking.
        2. vlad66
          vlad66 28 March 2018 11: 15
          +6
          Quote: Hammerlock
          Sasha may think, but no one will ask him

          And why not ask a professional dear ah? You forbid, we respect your opinion of course, but the rules are not written by you, it is not forbidden to communicate on the topic. hi
      2. san4es
        san4es 28 March 2018 11: 07
        +4
        hi ... Pash.
        continuation of the reusable spacecraft program

        Surely .... There is something to do .. (according to the principle as in the Dream Chaser video)
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 28 March 2018 11: 09
          +1
          Quote: san4es
          There is something to do .. type Dream Chaser

          So then the mattresses. And I'm talking about Soviet / Russian developments.
          1. MoJloT
            MoJloT 28 March 2018 12: 03
            0
            If they buy, then they see the prospect of profit, at least a scarecrow, even a carcass. And you are dreaming about space.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 28 March 2018 12: 48
              0
              In the USSR, everything worked on a large scale. The planned economy, cooperation.
              Achievements were big! But failures turned out hoo, if sho.
              Is a super concern being created?
  5. K-50
    K-50 28 March 2018 10: 59
    +3
    The Kalashnikov concern will redeem from Rostec a 60% stake in the Molniya research and production association (NPO), which participated in the creation of the Buran orbital spacecraft

    Well, if they start to bake spacecraft like machines, then you can only be happy for them and for the country.
  6. cedar
    cedar 28 March 2018 11: 01
    +4
    Well, God forbid. With both hands “For”, so that “Buran” would be reborn in a new guise and quality.
  7. Egorovich
    Egorovich 28 March 2018 11: 01
    +4
    It seems that they want to revive and put into practice the work of G. Lozino-Lozinsky .. Good luck !!! good
    1. Aqr009
      Aqr009 28 March 2018 11: 35
      +2
      Or maybe it was possible to lure the developers of the Sura project from Ukraine? It is unlikely to be realized there, but if it unites, it can fly.
      At the Southern Machine-Building Plant named after A.M. Makarova (Dnepropetrovsk) is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle Sura.
      ... "The main difference between our development and all its analogues is the completely unmanned flight mode," emphasizes Vladimir Kukushkin, one of the founders of the Sura. All operations are carried out without human intervention - in automatic mode or on command from the Earth.

      1. Egorovich
        Egorovich 28 March 2018 11: 49
        +1
        It may well be that now many of the Yuzhmash design bureaus are working in Russia.
      2. MoJloT
        MoJloT 28 March 2018 12: 04
        0
        You think we need a winged phallus ???
        1. Aqr009
          Aqr009 28 March 2018 13: 22
          0
          Yes, you can’t immediately determine which form is more effective. We launched into the space bast shoe, it seems normal. They were inspired by the assortment of sex shops, it suddenly turns out. Again, an additional bonus to winning a tender in the West wink
        2. sib.ataman
          sib.ataman 28 March 2018 14: 20
          -1
          You definitely don’t need him, my friend! Not winged, not wingless!
          1. MoJloT
            MoJloT 28 March 2018 15: 54
            0
            A strange application, but what about people like you, when you come across, then do it?
      3. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 28 March 2018 13: 24
        0
        Ukraine in the picture without Crimea, hah))
  8. Simon
    Simon 28 March 2018 11: 02
    +2
    Quote: -sh-
    maybe it's for the best

    It can’t, but in general for the better! This means the Lightning NGO is working and new developments will come to life! Good luck to you friends, rebuild the enterprise. good
  9. Simon
    Simon 28 March 2018 11: 04
    +4
    Quote: wicked partisan
    Good luck! If only AKM did not work out ...

    Ah what! It's not bad for AKM to fly and shoot straight from space. wink laughing
  10. Zubr
    Zubr 28 March 2018 11: 39
    +2
    According to sources, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has already given a closed order "to restore and further develop work on creating a new analogue of Buran on a new technological basis".


    Well, the NGO "Lightning" with a rather narrow specificity and rather high technology. Naturally, before you get a return, you need to invest. But as you know, at the initial stage, one does not have to expect great benefits from science.
    And what Kalashnikov acquired is good, it is a stable income, everyone knows the products and is in demand.
    Let's just say that there are funds, and now there is a place for their prospective investment. So our shuttles will revive, but only in a new look.
  11. AKsvlad047
    AKsvlad047 28 March 2018 12: 22
    +2
    These s..k ... and openly say that they are going to fight in our territory !!! It is necessary to further improve the air defense system, including air defense systems and aviation !!! Sleeping with our military and designers in this situation is impossible !!! And the education system must again be brought to the standards of the USSR, and in the future there will be a problem in the availability of advanced technologies, because there are fewer promising young cadres, and their outcome abroad has not been eliminated.
  12. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 28 March 2018 12: 24
    0
    Quote: Hammerlock
    Sasha may think, but no one will ask him
    enough familiarity, turned the resource into a chat among themselves

    I already wrote to the cronies that the PM is where you can kiss, but to the point ... This is self-assertion at the level of the third class, and they do not notice point-blank, but you need to insert a familiar greeting ...
  13. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 28 March 2018 12: 28
    0
    Quote: vlad66
    Quote: Hammerlock
    Sasha may think, but no one will ask him

    And why not ask a professional dear ah? You forbid, we respect your opinion of course, but the rules are not written by you, it is not forbidden to communicate on the topic. hi

    Dear big-star, are you all professionals in space matters? A person does not prohibit your professional discussion, he’s talking about something else ...
  14. Dead duck
    Dead duck 28 March 2018 13: 23
    +4
    Kalashnikov-Energy
  15. Topotun
    Topotun 28 March 2018 13: 30
    +2
    Actually, Buran was built by half of the USSR, and not just one enterprise. One enterprise does not pull like that. And what remains of the TECHNICAL developments? God grant that they buy for business. For development.
  16. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman 28 March 2018 13: 57
    0
    Well, Kalash is already entering Earth orbit! Conquered half the world, now there is half a cosmos! Right now they’ll run a fast-moving nuclear rocket engine, upgrade the shutter frame and gas vent mechanism, and start test launches from the factory’s test site! But the two-medium samalik was supposed to appear with us yesterday, they were waiting, however!
  17. Old26
    Old26 28 March 2018 14: 28
    +1
    Quote: MoJloT
    If they buy, then they see the prospect of profit, at least a scarecrow, even a carcass. And you are dreaming about space.

    The fact that they prevented bankruptcy is good. But see concern Kalashnikov non-core assets. I would understand if I would buy ENERGY or Samara PROGRESS
  18. Yuri Korabelsky
    Yuri Korabelsky 29 March 2018 20: 29
    0
    Finally, I waited! Rogozin maybe my engine will come in handy .......... Who knows ... where can you find where you will lose?