“TheCeļotājs”
"Latvia" Former Soviet Union Military Bases
 
Appendix XI
 
KBP Instrument Design Bureau 
 
      
 
Type: Public Corporation
Industry: Arms
Founded: 1927
Headquarters: Tula, Russia
Key People: Managing Director D. Konoplev
Products: Guided Weapons, Rapid-Firing Weapons, Defense Systems
Operating Income: 14 billion Rubles
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FGUP - Konstruktorskoe Buro Priborostroeniya "KGP" "ФГУП «Конструкторское бюро приборостроения", F.G.U.P. Konstruktorskoe Buro Priborostroeniya; "Federal State Unitary Enterprise - Instument Design Bureau" is a Russian former "Soviet Developer and Manufacturer of High-Precision Weapons. It was established in 1927 in Tula, USSR.
 
The history of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau is started 1 October 1927, when the first organization for small arms design and development was established-the Small Arms Design Bureau of the Tula Arms Plant.
 
The first Director of the Bureau was Pavel P. Tretyakov, the talented highly-educated military engineer with large production experience and excellent organizing skills.
 
      
                  Pavel P. Tretyakov
 
The first Director of the "Small Arms Design Bureau of the first Tula-based USSR Arms Plants" 1927-1929
 
Experience and knowledge of Tula gunsmiths and engineering methods while performing the tasks of new weapons development have created the success for young Design Bureau.
 
In February 1931 the TT pistol "Tula-based, Tokarev" was introduced into service with the Red Army that was the first big success. The TT pistol has been in service with the Soviet Army for 20 years.
 
Machine guns SHKAS, SHVAK and UB, VYa gun, these were the weapons that had no analogues in the world. In the World War II they have won the fame for the skillful and talented staff of the Bureau. This was the prior-to-war period in the enterprise activity.
 
After the war the enterprise activity has been restored by talented engineer and organizer Igor F. Dmitriev.
 
      
                      Igor F. Dmitriev
 
Head of TsKB-14 "1946-1958", Lenin Prize Winter, USSR State Prize Winter
 
The development of small arms and cannon was continued under Dmitriev’s guidance.
 
Have been designed such weapons as: 9 mm PM pistol, 9 mm APS automatic pistol, 23mm AM-23 aircraft gun, 23mm 2A7 and 2A14 air-defense gun, 23mm ZU-23 air-defense mount.
 
In the beginning of the 60-es the antitank guided weapons development became the basic field of the enterprise activity. In March 1962 the outstanding Russian scientist and designer Arkady G.Shipunov became the Head of the enterprise.
 
      
                  Arkady G. Shipunov
 
Designer General and Head of KBP Instrument Design Bureau "1962-2006", Hero of Socialist Labor, Lenin and State Prize Winner, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery
Sciences, Member of the International Engineering Academy, Member of the Russian Engineering Academy, Dr.Sc. "Technology", Professor.
 
The development of small arms and cannon was continued under Dmitriev’s guidance.
 
Have been designed such weapons as: 9 mm PM pistol, 9 mm APS automatic pistol, 23mm AM-23 aircraft gun, 23mm 2A7 and 2A14 air-defense gun, 23mm ZU-23 air-defense mount.
 
In the beginning of the 60-es the antitank guided weapons development became the basic field of the enterprise activity. In March 1962 the outstanding Russian scientist and designer Arkady G.Shipunov became the Head of the enterprise.
 
      
 
For weapon developments the KBP Instrument Design Bureau was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor. KBP employees won 5 Lenin Prizes and 24 State Prizes of the USSR and the Russian Federation.
 
Weapons
 
The following weapons have been designed by KBP:
KBP Instrument Design Bureau
59 Shcheglovskaya Zaseka Street, 
300001 Tula, Russia
Fax: +7 (4872) 42-61-39; 46-98-61
Telephone Information Service +7 (4872) 41-00-68
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