President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of a plant of the ‘Sharg’ Production Union of the Ministry of Defense Industry on the production of 4 types of components for the RPG-7V2 portable anti-tank grenade launcher in country’s Shirvan city.
Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov informed the head of state about the enterprise, APA reported.
The main goal of the establishment of the plant is to organize a serial production of 4 types of components (fragmentation, tandem cumulative, Thermobaric and inert) for the RPG-7V2 portable anti-tank grenade launcher in order to destroy enemy forces in open areas and trenches. This ammunition can destroy armored vehicles and the enemy’s living force at a distance of 700 meters.
The head of state put pressed the button to launch the plant.
The plant has 10 production units, including automated mechanical processing, thermal processing, chemical grinding, pressing of explosives, assembly sites, and an express laboratory. For the production of ammunition, the company has bought and installed 45 types of modern equipment made in Germany, the USA, France, Holland, Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, Turkey, Ukraine and Taiwan. These equipment pieces include software controlled lathe and milling machines, hydraulic and mechanical presses of various strengths, thermoplastic automatic machines, thermal and chamber electric furnaces, and various types of measuring and testing equipment. In addition, 280 types of special and universal measuring instruments intended for monitoring the reception and delivery of ammunition were procured. The factory created 170 new jobs. All employees are instructed by foreign specialists. The personnel working with explosives have been given a special certificate after doing a relevant course. The production capacity of the plant in the single shift mode is 20,000 components, which will meet the demands of power structures.
The head of state wished success to the enterprise staff.