NPO Bazalt

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Bazalt
Joint Stock Company
Industry Defense
Founded 1916
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Products Bombs, Glide bombs, Precision-guided munitions, Rocket-propelled grenade launchers (RPG)
Parent Techmash (Rostec)
Website bazalt.ru

NPO Bazalt (Russian: НПО «Базальт») is a weapons manufacturing company in Russia that took over or continued the production of weapons such as the RPG-7 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and today manufactures the RPG-7V2 and the RPG-29. AO NPO Bazalt is included in the state corporation Rostec.

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Bazalt was founded in 1938 and over the course of its history, the company created 700 models of ammunition for military use. It is one of the leading designing and developing companies of all types of aircraft bombs, anti-tank and anti-saboteur marine grenade launcher complexes, mortar shells of all types and calibers and other kinds of ammunition. The company's most famous product is the RPG-7, developed in the 1960s and used by the armies of over 40 countries, with over one million having been built by the company or on license by 2004.[1]

Ammunition developed by Bazalt is used by the armed forces of over 80 countries of the world. Licences for production of 61 kinds of ammunition were transferred to 11 countries of the world.

Since December 2012 Bazalt is part of Techmash, a Rostec company.[2]

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United States sanctions[edit]

Under EO 13661, the Obama administration on July 16, 2014, imposed sanctions on NPO Bazalt through the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) by adding NPO Bazalt and other entities to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN) in retaliation for the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by the Kremlin, and the Russian interference in Ukraine.[5][6]

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