ORPE Technologiya unveiled the MiG-21 monument on its territory

8 September 2015
ORPE Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin installed the monument of the most large-scale supersonic fighter in the history of aviation - MiG-21. Hero of the Soviet Union, honored test pilot V. Pugachyov, Hero of the Russian Federation, honored test pilot A. Kvochur, Director General of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG S. Korotkov, Head of the Administration of Obninsk A. Avdeyev, the management of the holding company RT-Chemcomposite, and the representatives of military units and veteran organizations took part in the unveiling ceremony.
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ORPE Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin participates directly in the achievements of the native aviation. Thus, the forward-swept wing fighter Su-47 Berkut owes its famous silhouette to the widely known Obninsk research center. The workshops of ORPE Technologiya are just the place where the unique polymer composite planes for this aircraft were developed. As for the famous MiG-21, here glazing units of a pilot cockpit canopy and light filters for aircraft lights were produced.

“It is impossible to imagine the native aviation to develop without advance technologies and scientific potential of the Obninsk enterprise. I hope sincerely that it was not the last time we felt proud for the results of our joint activity”, said Head of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG S. Korotkov in his opening speech.

It is worth mentioning that MiG-21is the most large-scale supersonic fighter in the history of world aviation since the development (in the middle 50s) and until the phasing out (in 1985) more than 11 000 of these fighting machines were produced. MiG-21PF with tail number 15 which was placed for permanent standing near the central entrance of ORPE Technologiya flew 1173 hours and landed 2054 times during its operation since 1961 to 1985.

“The work on the monument installation continued for more than two years. It required great efforts including direct assistance of Acting Governor of Kaluga Region A. Artamonov but the result is worthy of these efforts. Reconstructed by the specialists of the enterprise, MiG-21 is not only a tribute of respect to all the participants of the famous project, but also visible embodiment of the contribution of the enterprise to defensive capacity of the country”, underlined Director General of ORPE Technologiya O. Komissar.

After the ceremony was over, the guests had an opportunity to get acquainted with the production capacities of the enterprise and the unique science-intensive products that are manufactured here for the needs of aerospace industry, and left notes in the distinguished visitors' book.