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Founded  11 April 1942
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Order of Lenin and Order of Labour Red Banner FSUE "KB Mashinostroyeniya or KBM for short (Russian: КБ Машиностроения, КБМ, lit. Machine-Building Design Bureau) is a state defence enterprise, scientific and design R&D centre specialised in missile systems located in Kolomna, Moscow region, Russia. Part of Rostec state corporation.

KBM was founded on 11 April 1942 by order 1576 of the State Defence Committee for the mortar designs. Its first chief was Boris Shavyirin.

Former name - SKB-101, SKB-GA - Special KB of smooth-bore artillery (Russian: Специальное конструкторское бюро гладкоствольной артиллерии, СКБ ГА).

Its main constructors were Sergey Nepobedimiy and Andranik Ter-Stepaniyan.

V. M. Sokolov is currently the Chief and General Designer.


KBM produced more than 80% of all mortar types in USSR. Also, designed:

  • Anti-tank recoilless rifles B-10 and B-11
  • Man-portable air-defense systems
  • 9K333 Verba / Верба
  • 9K38 Igla (SA-18 "Grouse") / Игла
  • 9K32 Strela-2 and 9K32M Strela-2M (SA-7 and SA-7b "Grail") / Стрела-2
  • 9K34 Strela-3 (SA-14 "Gremlin") / Стрела-3
  • Dzhigit / Джигит
  • Strelets / Стрелец
  • Anti-tank missile systems
  • Shmel / Шмель
  • Malyutka (AT-3 "Sagger") / Малютка
  • 9M114 Shturm (AT-6 "Spiral") / Штурм
  • 9M120 Ataka (AT-9 "Spiral-2") / Атака
  • 9M123 Khrizantema (AT-15 "Springer") / Хризантема
  • Tactical ballistic missiles
  • R-400 Oka / Ока
  • OTR-21 Tochka / ОТРК Точка, Точка-У
  • Iskander, Iskander-M, Iskander-E / ОТРК Искандер, Искандер-М, Искандер-Э
  • Active Protection Systems:
  • KAZ Arena, Arena-E Арена-Э
  • References

    KBM Wikipedia

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