The technical project of the prospective engine (PE) second stage for the fifth-generation AFAS fighter jet (T-50) has successfully been taken up by the client committee (The Russian Ministry of Defence and the Sukhoi company). The project was put together in cooperation with design services from the company division Engines for Military Aviation headed by the UMPO affiliate OKB A. Lyulki. This will take design work on the product to a new level.
“The next steps in creating the PE for the AFAS will be the development, manufacturing, and testing of demonstration models and presenting the product to the inter-authority committee,” said OKB A. Lyulki general designer E. Yu. Marchukov. “We are planning to begin production of experimental gas generators and demonstration models in the first half of 2014.”
At present the T-50 fighter is fitted with first-phase engines, the 117 model, whose development and production is headed by UMPO.
Ufa Engine Industrial Association is the largest manufacturer of aviation engines in the Russian Federation. The company’s turnover in 2012 amounted to 25, 425 million rubles. Its main activities are developing, manufacturing, and servicing and repair of turbo-jet aviation engines and gas transportation units, as well as manufacture and repair of helicopter technology parts. UMPO is a part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets. The association is a part of the national Russian Industrialists Union, the Bashkortostan regional department of which is headed by UMPO director A. V. Artyukhov.
The division Engines for Military Aviation is a business unit of United Engine Corporation, which includes companies and design firms on the release and development of aviation engines for military application. The list of main production programs for the division contains prospective engines for the AFAS (T-50), the engine AL-41F-1C (117C), the RD-33 and AL-31 family, as well as the development, repair, and service of GTUs. The EMA division was founded in 2011 and includes: UMPO (head of division), and its affiliates OKB A. Lyulki and Lytkarinsky machine building plant, Chernyshev, Motor, Salyut and affiliates (by agreement). The division’s consolidated turnover in 2012 was 56, 070 million rubles.
OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is a part of Rostech. Its primary areas of business are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine building (UEC), and other assets. Its total profit in 2011 was more than 229 billion rubles.