Closed-cycle production of fuzes for artillery shells has been established at the ôShostka State Plant źImpulse╗
On Tuesday, representatives of the Staff of the
National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine visited the state enterprise «Shostka State
Plant «Impulse», where they
examined the closed-cycle production of detonating fuzes for artillery shells.
Virtually for the first time in the history of
Ukraine, a new production complex has been established on the basis of the «Shostka State
Plant «Impulse»; with design
technological documentation available, this complex is capable of producing the
required amounts of the entire range of igniting sets for all artillery and
missile weapons, in particular, all types of fuzes and other components for
To establish this production, the «Shostka State
Plant «Impulse» carried out
significant work to prepare the workshop, which meets the international
standards of high-precision production. Moreover, personnel, capable to work
independently on all types of installed equipment, to adjust it and to develop
programs for the operation of such machines, was trained.
Today, the plant has successfully tested the
experimental batch of the B-429 fuze.
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov
called the establishment of the closed-cycle production of fuzes a significant
event for the domestic defense industry. According to him, the production
complex was built in 9 months, and from the beginning of next year, the
enterprise is ready for the serial production of B-429 fuzes and other elements
of fire chains on the highest-class equipment. «Ukraine can be proud, - he said. - The decision to
renovate the «Impulse» plant was made
last year, and thanks to the efforts of its staff and the top management, this
task has been completed one hundred percent».