MKB Fakel

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MKB Fakel
Joint-stock company
Industry Defense
Founded 1953
Headquarters Khimki, Russia
Products Anti-aircraft defence systems, Missiles, Anti-ballistic missiles
Parent Almaz-Antey
Website npofakel.ru

MKB "Fakel" (Russian: МКБ "Факел", "Torch") also known as P.D.Grushin Machine-building Design Bureau is a Russian government-owned aerospace defense corporation located in Khimki.

History[edit]

MKB Fakel was founded in 1953 to facilitate development of guided surface-to-air missiles in response to a growing threat of US air attack on the Soviet Union and its allies. MKB "Fakel" developed missiles which were used in Soviet surface-to-air defense systems S-75, 9K33 Osa, S-125, S-200, S-300, and many other systems.

In July 1958 the corporation was awarded an Order of Lenin for successful development of guided missiles for the S-75 defense system.

Missiles developed by MKB "Fakel" were the first in the world surface-to-air guided missiles successfully employed in military action. On May 1, 1960, American high altitude spy plane U-2 was shot down near Sverdlovsk by Fakel's 11D missile (S-75) while illegally flying over Soviet territory. Overall, missiles developed by MKB "Fakel" were employed in more than 30 countries, including Cuba, China, Vietnam and destroyed more than 2,500 of enemy aircraft.[1][2]

In April 1981 it was awarded an Order of the October Revolution for successful development of guided missiles for the S-300 defense system.

In 2002 the company joined the Almaz-Antey holding.

Production[edit]

The bureau has designed the following tactical and strategic surface-to-air missiles, as well as exoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile interceptors:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Они создали С300, (Russian)". Валентин РУДЕНКО, "Красная звезда". 
  2. ^ "Fakel's Missiles, (Russian)". 
  3. ^ ": Главная сyuyтраница". npofakel.ru. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  4. ^ "A-135". www.astronautix.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 

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