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AAK "Progress" - the birthplace of "Mosquitoes", "Alligators" and many other devices!

Again managed to visit AAK "Progress". This time, the Ka-52 did not fly, but managed to photograph samples of the equipment that was produced at the plant.

AAK "Progress" - the birthplace of "Mosquitoes", "Alligators" and many other devices!

History Arsenievsky aviation Progress Company named after Nikolai Sazykin (Progress AAC) began in 1936 when the Aircraft Repair Plant No. 116 was opened in Arsenyev. Over more than 75 years of history, the plant switched from repair to production of aviation equipment and became one of the leading enterprises in Primorye . The company bears the name of Nikolai Sazykin, who served as director of the plant in 1959-1976 and made a huge contribution to the development of the enterprise and the city of Arsenyev.

At the initial stage, Progress repaired the SB, DB, I-16 aircraft and the M-25, M-85, M-100 engines. The war made its own adjustments, and from 1941 to 1946, training UT-2 was produced. During the war years, at the request of the front, the production volumes of these aircraft reached 90 units per month.

3. Restored to airworthiness UT-2 in the workshop of the final assembly of the Ka-52 helicopters

Practically 60 years the plant cooperates with Yakovlev Design Bureau, releasing training and sport aerobatic aircraft from Yak-18 in 1948 year to Yak-54 now.

4. Training aircraft Yak-18A

During the first eight years of production of the Jacob - before the 1956 of the year - several thousand vehicles were produced, which were the main aircraft for training Air Force pilots and flying clubs. On the Yak-18 set 9 world records.

5. Training aircraft Yak-50



On Yak-55, Yak-55М and Yak-54 aircraft, Soviet pilots became world champions and won prizes at various aerobatic competitions.

From 1959, the plant acquired a new production profile, specializing in anti-ship subsonic missiles such as P-15, and from 1980, on supersonic ZM-80 types developed by the Raduga Design Bureau Dubna.

8. Anti-ship missiles P-15U and P-15

9. PKR P-15



12. PKR P-15U


Missiles are designed to destroy surface ships and transports under the conditions of modern and promising means of fire and electronic countermeasures. 3M-80 and its modifications are the most advanced type of anti-ship weaponssuperior in combat effectiveness to foreign analogues of this class of missiles.

14. PKR 3M-80 "Mosquito"

15. Family of anti-ship missiles


In 1969, the production of the legendary Mi-24 helicopter, the production of which lasted almost two decades, began at Progress AAC. Over the years "flying tanks»More than 2200 pieces were produced. Mi-24 is the main combat helicopter of the Soviet, and now the Russian army.

17. Mi-24А (В-24) combat helicopter



20. Mi-24P combat helicopter



23. Mi-24P and Mi-24A

Today, Progress AAC launches one of the most advanced combat vehicles in its class - the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopters. Ka-52 is supplied by the Russian Air Force and can be offered for export. Also, Progress is preparing for the production of a naval modification of this helicopter - Ka-52K.

24. The next Ka-52 is sent from the final assembly shop to the Flight Test Station.

25. Flight flights Ka-52 (photos of May 2012 of the year)


In addition to the production of military helicopters, Progress AAC is launching a serial production of the new Ka-62 civilian multi-purpose helicopter, which are being designed by the Kamov design office in the framework of international cooperation with major European companies. It is planned that the production of Ka-62 at AAC Progress will begin in 2015 year.

27. Layout Ka-62 at the MAKS-2013 air show. At present, the first flight model of the Ka-62 is being completed. I saw him, but so far without photos.

In addition, the A-1965 airframe developed by O.K. Antonov.

28. Glider A-15


And also from 1962, the Ka-30 snowmobiles, which had a good reputation in the High North, were produced.

30. Snowmobile Ka-30


Thank you so much for visiting the company and seeing the factory museum for the executive director of the Progress AAC, Yu.P. Denisenko!
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  1. Gamdlislyam
    Gamdlislyam 13 December 2013 08: 39
    Many thanks to the author of the photo review of the history of the Progress plant. It is remarkable that the plant workers began to restore their products, which were produced many decades ago, to flight condition. Article +.
  2. Greyfox
    Greyfox 13 December 2013 08: 54
    About Mi-34 forgot to mention. Is this product put into oblivion at the factory?
    1. Gamdlislyam
      Gamdlislyam 13 December 2013 09: 54
      There is no helicopter among the exhibits, and therefore there are no photographs of it. Yes, and they were collected several copies.
      1. Greyfox
        Greyfox 13 December 2013 11: 48
        27 cars are not a few copies. And this is also worthy of memory (as well as the absent Ka-50, which was released even less than "a few copies")
  3. AVV
    AVV 13 December 2013 11: 53
    Excellent enterprise with its historical traditions !!!
  4. Igor39
    Igor39 13 December 2013 12: 00
    I like KA 52, a powerful car!
  5. 76rtbr
    76rtbr 13 December 2013 13: 07
    Glad for our Primorsky "PROGRESS" !!
    MIKHAN 13 December 2013 13: 51
    On the Ka-52 like red stars menacingly look ... Beautiful car!
  7. La-5
    La-5 13 December 2013 14: 08
    It is good that in the dashing 90s, not all defense enterprises collapsed.
  8. Leshka
    Leshka 13 December 2013 14: 31
    bigger salaries and good ideas good
  9. lazy
    lazy 13 December 2013 15: 31
    and it’s good that they, on the day of the air fleet, let all comers into the territory of the exhibition exposition, patriots alone cannot grow
  10. Kir
    Kir 13 December 2013 16: 03
    Thanks to the author for the photo review!
    And with regards to the technology itself, how many years has it been going on with the Ka-62 ?, this is one, the other is again this cooperation with kardonnas, well, after all, they should already understand where there is a large amount of work and so on, and everything else, well, are not tired how to work? and it’s not a fact that we can later sell abroad, we already have one with SuperJet.
    With regards to the snowmobile, so according to our conditions it’s the very thing !, here it’s not necessary to build roads with kickbacks, but to develop cross-country vehicles, especially Winter seems to show how these roads are passable.
  11. kind
    kind 13 December 2013 16: 47
    A good selection turned out, the author is well done!
  12. moremansf
    moremansf 13 December 2013 17: 31
    Our military-industrial complex will not die !!! Thanks to the author for the review !!!
  13. Des10
    Des10 13 December 2013 22: 13
    Thanks for the report.