FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RUSSIAN AVIATION
On August 27, 2015, a cooperation agreement between the All-Russian scientific-research institute of aviation materials (VIAM) and Company "Sukhoi" has been signed at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2015 by academician of RAS Evgeny N. Kablov, General Director of VIAM, and Igor Ya. Ozar, Director General of Company "Sukhoi".
The purpose of this agreement is cooperation in the development of materials and technologies of new generation for articles manufactured by Company "Sukhoi". In particular, the document specifies the joint research, experimental and design work aimed at the development and introduction of advanced metal and polymer composite materials and paint-and lacquer coatings into mass production and also manufacture of semi-finished products by technologies of the next generation.
It should be noted that specialists of the Institute will carry out scientific and technical support of aircraft factories to manufacture articles of the company "Sukhoi" from materials and semi-finished products developed by VIAM.
Company “Sukhoi” is the Russia’s major aircraft holding company, employing more than 26,000 people. 100% of stock of the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company (JSC) belongs to the United Aircraft Corporation (JSC). The Company supports a complete cycle of work in aircraft engineering: from frontend engineering to comprehensive aftersales support. The holding's products, such as Su- marque combat aircraft, are state-of-the-art weapons systems in the global market, which form the backbone of the frontline aviation of Russia and tactical air forces of many other countries. The Company is Russia's major manufacturer of export aircraft, placed 3rd in the world in terms of the numbers of modern fighters produced. The Company is currently implementing promising programs in the field of military and civil aircraft engineering.