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UEC is combining the development and manufacture of small-size engines for drones

Site news 19.07.2017

Zhukovsky, July 19, 2017

Rybinsk UEC-Saturn (belonging to United Engine Corporation of Rostec State Corporation) has become the organization managing Omsk Engine Design Office. Thus the holding is combining the development and manufacture of Russian small-size gas-turbine engines for drones.

Small-size engines developed and manufactured in Rybisk and Omsk are designed for drones. The fundamental requirements for such gas-turbine engines (GTE) are minimum overall sizes and weight, high efficiency and reliability.

EUC implemented the import substitution program as applied to small-size engines successfully on the premises of UEC-Saturn before: some modifications of domestic engines for drones were developed and commercialized.
During the last few years the output of small-size engines ramped up considerably.

“The processes of merging UEC-Saturn and Omsk Engine Design Office were initiated in order to consolidate their efforts aimed at the development and batch production of engines for drones, – says Ivan Markov, Managing Director of Omsk Engine Design Office, Deputy Managing Director of UEC-Saturn for Military Engine and Special-Purpose Product Programs. – From now on the small-size engine program of Omsk Engine Design Office will progress under the guidance of UEC-Saturn. The next step will be the amalgamation of UEC-Saturn and Omsk Engine Design Office, which is scheduled for 2018. I am sure that joining efforts of Rybinsk and Omsk engine builders on the basis of our companies’ accumulated scientific and technical potential will enable us to improve the performance of production-line products as well as to create new engines for various drones to the benefit of Russian and foreign customers”.
One of the principal development trends of Omsk Engine Design Office founded in 1956 is the establishment of a modern test facility for small-size gas-turbine engines in Omsk.

The small-size engine 36MT from the UEC product line has been designed by UEC-Saturn on the basis of an engine offered by Omsk Engine Design Office. The engine is as good as its foreign analogues in terms of basic technical characteristics and excels competitors in horsepower per unit frontal area. The advantages of 36МТ are as follows: high fuel efficiency; sure start in minimum time; an integrated generator for electric power supply of a vehicle; a modern control system; resistance to overloads, impact and heat waves, long storage.

36МТ is presented in the UEC exposition booth at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky.

PJSC UEC-Saturn is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. PJSC UEC-Saturn is a part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC. It is located in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl Region). PJSC UEC-Saturn is a member of the all-Russian industrial association of employers “Russian Engineering Union”, the Yaroslavl regional office of the all-Russian public organization “Russian Engineering Union” is headed by V.Polyakov, Managing Director of PJSC UEC-Saturn.

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. The corporation comprises more than 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as more than 80 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Group, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod, and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec' s consolidated revenue in 2016 reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles, the consolidated net profit — 88 bln rubles, and EBITDA — 268 bln rubles. The average salary of the corporation in 2016 amounted to 44 000 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia on competitive world markets. One of Rostec’s key tasks is the introduction of a new technological structure and digitalization of Russian economy.


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