Su-35S fighters joining the Air Force have UMPO-made engines installed

All Su-35S airplanes which in February joined the Russian Air Force are equipped with engines made by UMPO. There are 24 AL-41F-1S (117S) engines for 12 4++ generation fighter jets delivered to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation via Sukhoi under a state defence contract from 2013.

“The AL-31F-1S is an overhaul modernization of the AL-31F engine, which is mass produced by our company for the Su-27 fighter jet,” — said UMPO managing director Aleksandr Artyukhov. “In the future production of the 117S will form the basis of the company’s production program”.

The Al-41F-1S was developed by UMPO affiliate Lyulki. This engine differs from the AL-31F in its increased draught, greater inter-repair periods, reduced fuel consumption, vector management, and also allowing the plane to achieve supersonic speeds without using an afterburner, which is one of the key requirements for fifth-generation fighter jets.

Ufa Engine Industrial Association is the largest producer of aviation engines in Russia. Its main types of activity are the development, production, and servicing and repair of turbojet aviation engines and gas transportation units, as well as production and repair of nodes for helicopter technology.

UMPO is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oboronprom Company specializing in engine-building assets. The association is a member of the All-Russian organization Russian Industrialists Union, the Bashkortostan regional division of which is headed by UMPO managing director A. V. Artyukhov.

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets. On 2012 results the corporation’s companies made products and delivered services worth more than 270 billion rubles.

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