History

  • On May 6, 1958, Izhevsk State Radio Plant was established (later — Izhevskiy Radiozavod, IRZ).

    IRZ started the production of household receivers from the first batch of IV class Volna receivers, and produced the receivers until the end of the 90th of the 20th century.

  • In 1961 in the frame of growing international cooperation in space IRZ took part in national space projects (spacecraft radio telemetry systems).

    The products of Izhevsk State Radio Plant were represented at the USSR's National Economy Achievment Exhibition (VDNKh) for the first time in December.

  • In 1962 IRZ produced the first telemetry systems for Vostok launcher.

  • IRZ started serial production of equipment for space industry.

    According to the Decree of the Council of Ministers the Special Design Bureau was established at IRZ to support the production.

  • Izhevskiy Radiozavod became a member of the 5th General Directorate of the Ministry of Machine Building as a serial producer of space telemetry systems.

    The company started producing control systems for high-dynamic objects.

  • IRZ produced equipment for Meteor, the first USSR's meteorological satellite.

  • IRZ designed and produced telemetry system for testing TU-144, the first USSR's supersonic passenger aircraft.

    Venera-4 autonomous spacecraft equipped with IRZ's radio telemetry system reached the Venus.

  • Soyuz spacecraft equipped with IRZ telemetry system was launched. Production output of telemetry systems for governmental customers exceeded the output of civil equipment.

    IRZ started producing satellite navigation equipment.

  • IRZ started the implementation of hybrids production.

  • The first Soviet satellite marine navigation equipment was produced for naval forces.

  • IRZ started the production of equipment for trajectory tracking of high speed objects.

  • Izhevskiy Radiozavod was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for the outstanding achievements in the development of space technology.

  • IRZ implemented the production of equipment for space communication.

  • The first Soviet radio receivers with digital processing were developed, IRZ started the production of new generation equipment for GLONASS satellite navigation system.

  • IRZ put into operation the testing facilities for transponders and antenna systems.

    IRZ started the production of marine navigation satellite systems.

  • IRZ started producing small-size user equipment.

  • IRZ produced communication payload for a number of communication satellites.

  • Nikolai Rukavishnikov, the astronaut, visited IRZ.

    IRZ developed high-orbit communication transponder with the function of direct data transmission from MIR space station (even if the station was out of the line of sight).

  • IRZ produced 140 various units and systems in the scope of Energia-Buran program.

  • IRZ continued business in space industry and started business in new areas: automation equipment, railway safety and communication, radios for governmental authorities, equipment for fuel and energy industry.

  • IRZ started the production of S-band VSAT stations for Central Bank.

    Stela satellite communication network deployed by IRZ together with its partners in nine regions united the cash processing centers of the Central Bank in a single system.

  • IRZ began the production of equipment for on-board command and control systems.

  • IRZ got the status of the basic enterprise of the Russian Space Agency.

    The design and production of navigation receivers started.

    In the year of the 40th anniversary of the company Gennady Strekalov, the astronaut, visited IRZ.

  • IRZ developed telemetry system for Fregat upper-stage which was the first in-house development for the space industry.

    IRZ started the production of the downhole monitoring systems for the oil & gas industry.

  • IRZ took part in a number of international space programs: International Space Station (telemetry systems for all Russian modules), SESAT (under the order of Eutelsat, the European organization of satellite communication), Sea Launch (sea-based launch site), and others.

  • IRZ produced Kurs automatic docking system.

    Serial production and supply of RS-46МC fixed radios for railways started.

  • IRZ designed and produced on-board data gathering system, and on-board computer (Salyut-32) for GLONASS spacecraft and telecommunication satellites.

  • The production of KLUB-U advanced on-board safety systems for railways started.

  • IRZ started serial production of RVS-1 locomotive radio.

    IRZ established in-house testing center for electronic components.

    Sadko on-board data-relay system for Gonetz-M constellation was tested.

    IRZ developed and started the production of the dispatching systems for oil production facilities.

  • Sergey Ivanov, the principal deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, visited IRZ.

  • Dmitry Medvedev, the president of Russia (2008—2012), visited IRZ.

  • IRZ equipment for Sapsan electric trains was a part of a high-speed trains project.

  • IRZ was the first company in Russia which proved the compliance to the requirements of IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard), the international standard for the suppliers of railway industry.

    The on-board digital computer (BCVK) for non-hermetic spacecraft with a lifetime of 15 years was produced at IRZ.

  • IRZ started the production of the telemetry system for the family of new Angara launchers.

    On-board computer was designed for small satellites.

  • The telemetry systems for Arctic high-orbit spacecraft were developed and manufactured.

    IRZ started the production of SSPS-KH rail-track safety systems for special self-propelled rolling stock.

    IRZ started building the apartment houses.

  • IRZ started the production of a new generation of Kurs-NA automatic docking system.

    IRZ designed MNP-M9.1 small-size 2-channel navigation receiver.

    IRZ began the shipments of diagnostic equipment (control and registration of motion parameters) for the metro of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

    IRZ started the production of equipment operating as part of a unified command and telemetry system of a spacecraft. On the basis of new components IRZ produced equipmet for ISS, the operation of the first units began. IRZ designed and produced the equipment for Vostochniy launch site.

    Lastochka trains for the Olympic Sochi were equipped with GSM-R communication equipment designed and produced by IRZ.

    IRZ designed new equipment for oil production — control stations for sucker-rod pumps, and resonant wave anti-scaling system preventing the downhole equipment from scaling.

    In the scope of the program for the development of IRZ full cycle testing center, the company obtained a license giving the right to test the EEE parts for radiation hardness.

    IRZ production system (named “PSR”) was implemented on the basis of LEAN approach.

    Waste-water treatment facilities are put into operation. The facilities allow to reduce the concentration of salts of heavy metals by one third in wastes flowing from electroplating production.

  • IRZ developed and produced the first Russian on-board video monitoring system to monitor the separation of stages and payload. The next step of the development was the video system for visual control of the process of antennas and solar panels deployment, as well as the system for thermal control of a spacecraft.

    IRZ developed the set of equipment designed to provide the communication channel between the on-board equipment of the ISS service module and Loutch transponding satellite.

    The new digital radio system operating in DMR standard was adopted by Russian Railways. IRZ developed new generation of BLOK-M safety system, diagnostic equipment (LOTES, ECM, etc.) for the needs of the railways.

    IRZ implemented new X-ray inspection system with scanning function to control electronic components and final products.

  • The first Russian-made on-board video-telemetry system (BSVK) was successfully launched on board of Soyuz-2.1a rocket from Vostochny launch site on April, 28. The system was used to take real-time video of separation process of launcher stages, release of payload fairing and separation of Volga upper-stage carrying a number of satellites.

    The international R&D laboratory was established in collaboration with Chinese partners from CAST CACEC on the basis of IRZ TEST  facilities to promote hi-rel China-made components to the Russian space industry.

    The new BEL-UM electronic unit was designed for the KLUB-U  system. Due to new design the ergonomics of units deployment inside a locomotive was improved, and system production cost was reduced.

    IRZ was engaged in design and production of the locomotive safety system and train radio (SOB-400) for Moscow-Kazan high-speed line in collaboration with JSC "High-Speed Rail Lines" and NIIAS railway institute.

    Oleg Scripochka, a pilot-cosmonaut and Hero of the Russian Federation, visited IRZ.