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V.V. Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design
Type Joint stock company
Industry radiotechnics
Founded 1955
Headquarters Zhukovsky, Russia
Products Radar seekers, Phased Array Antennas and Aircraft Weapon Control Systems, Medium Range Air Defense Missile Systems, Radar Control Systems
Parent part of Almaz-Antey holding
Website NIIP official site

JSC V.V. Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design (Russian: ОАО «Научно-исследовательский институт приборостроения имени В.В.Тихомирова», Russian: НИИП, NIIP) is a joint stock company, one of the major Russian enterprises in the development of weaponry control systems for fighter planes and mobile medium range anti-aircraft SAM defense vehicles.

The institute was created on March 1, 1955 as a branch of the Moscow NII-17 by the Ministry of Aircraft Industry of the USSR Council of Ministers (Resolution No. 2436-1005, September 18, 1954). In February 1956, the NII-17 branch was reorganized into an independent enterprise, commonly known as Scientific Research Institute for Instrumentation, or NIIP.

At present, NIIP is a modern technically equipped enterprise with a developed industrial and economic infrastructure.[citation needed] The total area occupied by the Institute is 42000 square meters.[citation needed]

Products and developments

Radar Control Systems

Medium Range Air Defense Missile Systems

TEL of the 2P25 Kub with missiles erected

  • 2K12 Kub missile system with 3M9 missile, 1958-1967 (Kvadrat export version) - NATO codename SA-6 "Gainful"
  • Kub-M1 through Kub-M4 modifications
  • 9К37 Buk missile system with 9M38 missile - NATO codename SA-11 "Gadfly"
  • 9К37М1 Buk-M1 (most common) with 9M38M1 missile
  • Ural (unfinished, only prototypes built) - NATO codename SA-17 "Grizzly"
  • 9К317 Buk-M2 with 9M317 missile (only two divisions built)
  • 9К37M1-2 Buk-M1-2 (Buk-M1 upgrade for the use of Buk-M2 missile)
  • 9К317E Buk-M2E, recent export version of Buk-M2 ADM series featured at 2007 MAKS Airshow
  • ABM-1 Galosh

Aircraft Weapon Control Systems

MiG-31 'Foxhound' showing its Zaslon phased-array radar

  • MiG-31 AWCS was the first that introduces an electronically scanned phased array antenna (in Soviet Army since 1981)
  • SUV-27 (Russian: СУВ-27) AWCS for Su-27 and MiG-29, Su-30, Su-33, Su-35 and their modifications (developing process started in 1978)
  • RLSU-27 (Russian: РЛСУ-27) AWCS for Su-27M is a multirole DSP radiolocator based on a slot antenna (developing process started in 1982)
  • Radiolocator Targeting Complex Osa - Russian: РЛПК «Оса») - an AWCS for the light fighter jets like MiG-21, MiG-29, MiG-AT

Phased Array Antennas

  • Pero passive phased array with electronic beam scanning
  • Bars, Irbis, a new generation passive phased array antennas
  • Epolet-A, an X-band active phased array antenna (currently on a prototype stage)

Radar Seekers

  • N001 radar

Civil Products

  • an automated control, diagnostics and traffic safety system, universal control panel for Yauza and Rusich underground trains and passenger train cars
  • Delta-Geon, a seismic signals registrator
  • various OKO geological devices
  • an explosives detector for checking baggage and carry-on luggage (capable of detecting substances such as RDX, HMX).
  • HYDRA interferometric side-scan sonar

General Directors

NIIP, Svischeva sq.

  • March 1, 1955 - 1962 - Viktor Vasilievitch Tikhomirov
  • 1962-1969 - Yuriy Nikolaevitch Figurovsky, Full Doctor of engineering, Professor, Laureate of the Lenin award, Hero of Socialist Labour;
  • 1969-1973 - Sergey Afanasievitch Pecherin, holder of the Lenin award and two orders of the Red Banner of Labour;
  • 1973-1978 - Viktor Konstantinovitch Grishin, Full Doctor of engineering, Professor, Laureate of the Lenin and State awards, Hero of the Socialist Labour, academician of the International Academy of Informatization;
  • 1978-1998 - Valentin Vasilievitch Matyashev, Ph.D., Professor, Laureate of the Lenin and State awards, academician of the International Academy of Informatization.
  • since 1998 - Yuriy Ivanovitch Beliy, member of the Scientific Technical Council of the National Association of aircraft and instrument design, "Honorary radio operator", "Honorary aircraft producer", member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Russian Control Systems Agency, member of the Scientific Technical Council of Rosoboronexport.

Notable figures

  • Ardalion Rastov, Chief designer of both Kub and Buk self-propelled missile launchers
  • Yevgeny Pigin

External links

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