Sunday, July 26, 2015

All Aboard the Bulava Production Retooling Train!

Between 2013 and 2015, at least a dozen Russian enterprises have announced retooling plans connected with the production and assembly of 3K-30 Bulava [SS-N-32] missile components. The names of known companies and retooling costs are listed below:

Name of Enterprise Retooling Costs
Central Scientific Research Institute of Automatics and Hydraulics RUB 14,000,000
Elektron Central Scientific Research Institute RUB 4,918,000
Geofizika-Kosmos Scientific Production Enterprise not specified
Iskra Factory RUB 3,850,000
Lebedev Scientific Research Institute of Synthetic Rubber RUB 52,680,500
Moscow Institute of Thermal Technologies RUB 76,897,249
Pulsar State Factory RUB 6,870,000
Scientific Research Institute of Applied Chemistry RUB 3,100,000
Scientific Research Institute of Physical Measurements RUB 197,980
Scientific Research Institute of Semiconductor Devices RUB 3,646,180
Soyuz Federal Center for Dual-Purpose Technologies RUB 199,871
Votkinsk Factory RUB 3,943,971
Zvezda Factory RUB 30,628,260

The above costs (totaling RUB 200,932,011) cover everything from design documentation for retooling of fabrication facilities to the delivery of  specific machinery required in the production of missile parts.