Moscow Machine Building Plant "Avangard"

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Moscow Machine Building Plant Avangard

MMZ Avangard (Russian: Московский машиностроительный завод "Авангард") is a Moscow-based manufacturer and the sole supplier of missiles for the S-400 system. It is part of the Almaz-Antey group.[1]

Avangard was established in 1942,[2] and it has produced airframes for strategic surface-to-air missiles since the 1950s and is the lead production facility for the Fakel Design Bureau in Moscow.[3] In its latest available annual report for 2012, the company stated that it was finishing work on starting serial production of the 40N6 missile.[1] No information on its performance or commissioning has been released since.[1]

In October 2012, the former director of the plant was arrested on charges of embezzlement, after being accused of signing consultancy contracts with shell companies.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Russian Ballistic Missile Defense: Rhetoric and Reality" (PDF). U.S. Army War College. June 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Sergei Sobyanin: Moscow's industrial production index grew 3 percent last year". Moscow City Web Site. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Russian Defense Business Directory". Federation of American Scientists. US Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration. May 1995. Retrieved 21 July 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "«Триумфу» не помеха: на завод — производитель С-400 пришли следователи". Известия (in Russian). 12 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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