On May 6, 1958, Izhevsk State Radio Plant was established (later — Izhevskiy Radiozavod, IRZ).
IRZ started the production of household receivers with the first batch of IV class Volna receivers, and had been producing the receivers until the end of the 90th of the 20th century.
IRZ became involved in national space programs as a manufacturer of data gathering 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.
IRZ produced the first data gathering systems for Vostok launcher.
IRZ launched serial production of equipment for aerospace 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 manufacturer of data gathering systems for spacecraft.
The company started to produce control systems for high-speed objects.
IRZ produced equipment for Meteor, the first USSR's meteorological satellite.
IRZ designed and produced data gathering system for testing TU-144, the first USSR's supersonic passenger aircraft.
Venera-4 autonomous spacecraft equipped with IRZ's radio data gathering system reached the Venus.
Soyuz spacecraft equipped with IRZ data gathering system was launched. Production output of data gathering systems for governmental customers exceeded the output of civil equipment.
IRZ started to produce satellite navigation equipment.
IRZ launched production of equipment for trajectory tracking of high-speed objects.
IRZ started to produce equipment for space communication.
The first Soviet radio receivers with digital processing were developed, IRZ launched production of new generation equipment for GLONASS satellite navigation system.
IRZ put the testing facilities for transponders and antenna systems into operation.
IRZ started to produce marine satellite navigation systems.
IRZ started producing small-size user equipment.
IRZ produced communication payload for a variety of communication satellites.
Nikolai Rukavishnikov, the astronaut, visited IRZ.
IRZ developed high-orbit communication transponder enabling direct data transmission from the MIR space station including when it leaves the direct communication zone.
IRZ produced 140 various units and systems in the scope of Energia-Buran program.
IRZ started to produce C-band VSAT stations for Central Bank.
Stela satellite communication network deployed by IRZ together with its partners in nine Russian regions enabled the integration of cash processing centers of the Central Bank into a single system.
IRZ started producing of equipment for on-board command and control systems.
IRZ obtained 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 data gathering system for Fregat upper-stage which was the first in-house development for the aerospace 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 started producing of Kurs automatic docking system.
Serial production and supply of RS-46МC fixed radios for railways were started.
IRZ designed and produced on-board data gathering systems and computers (Salyut-32) for GLONASS spacecraft and telecommunication satellites.
Sergey Ivanov, the First Deputy Prime Minister, visited IRZ.
Dmitry Medvedev, the president of Russia (2008—2012), visited IRZ.
The on-board digital computer (OBC) for non-hermetic spacecraft with a lifetime of 15 years was produced by IRZ.
IRZ started to produce data gathering systems for the family of new Angara launchers.
On-board computer was designed for small satellites.
Data gathering systems for Arctica high-orbit spacecraft were developed and produced.
Construction of IRZ apartment houses started.
IRZ started to produce a new generation of Kurs-NA automatic docking system.
IRZ designed MNP-M9.1 small-size 2-channel navigation receiver.
IRZ started to produce equipment operating as part of a unified command and telemetry system of a spacecraft. On the basis of new components IRZ produced equipment for International Space Station, and first products started to be used. 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.
Within the development of IRZ full cycle testing center program, the company obtained a license giving the right to test electronic components for radiation hardness.
IRZ production system (named “PSR”) was implemented on the basis of LEAN approach best practices.
Waste-water treatment facilities were put into operation. The facilities 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 International Space Station service module and Loutch transponding satellite.
IRZ implemented new X-ray inspection system with scanning function to control electronic components and end 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.
Oleg Scripochka, a pilot-cosmonaut and Hero of the Russian Federation, visited IRZ.
The BSVK onboard video monitoring system of IRZ got qualified. In 2017, BSVK system was used on board of all Baikonur launchers operating in the frame of the International Space Station program: all the 7 launches had success. In addition, the system was used on the Soyuz launcher at Vostochny cosmodrome during flight tests.
IRZ joined the ExoMars international space exploration program. The company started developing a system to control on-board equipment and monitor landing platform parameters at delivery of mission hardware from the orbit to the surface of the Mars in 2020.
IRZ started developing new equipment for the Express-80 and Express-103 telecommunication satellites. For this project the company develops on-board computer and data-gathering system.
IRZ extended its range of DMR communication systems. The latest developments include portable radios RN311M, RN311MD, radios with keyboard and display RN311MK and RN311MDK, base radios RB011 and mobile radios RM211 (for operation in analog and digital radio communication networks).
IMPULS cycling school named after Igor Valiakhmetov founded by IRZ got the Olympic reserve status. 340 sportsmen aged from 10 to 33 exercise bicycle road racing and mountain bike sports at IMPULS school.
Construction of IRZ apartment houses was completed — the 3rd 16-storey block was commissioned. The houses were built to implement the IRZ social program.
IRZ celebrated 60th anniversary. Honorary guest Oleg Skripochka, Hero of the Russian Federation, and Dmitry Bekkel, CEO of IRZ, rewarded five employees of IRZ with memorial signs “Excellent employee” established to the anniversary. Three employees of the company received the title “Honored employee of the Udmurt Republic industry”.
High current control unit (CU/HCCU) tests were started. The unit was developed for the decent module of ExoMars-2020 spacecraft. The aim of ExoMars-2020 joint mission of Roscosmos and Eurpoean Space Agency is the exploration of Mars surface. The scientific equipment and rover will be delivered to Mars by the descent module developed by Lavochkin Association. The module will be controlled by CU/HCCU system designed by IRZ.
At the International Economic Forum 2018 in Saint Petersburg and other international exhibitions IRZ presented RADIUS system — new telecommunication system designed to provide 3G (UMTS) / 2G (GSM) mobile network coverage over rural areas. IRZ started the development of 4G (LTE) version of the system.
The environment management system and occupational health and safety management system of IRZ were successfully certified to ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2015.
Engineering team of IRZ developed and implemented unique application software for analyzing radiation hardness of electronic components. The system was used for radiation hardness analysis of space equipment developed by IRZ , in particular, for ExoMars-2020, GLONASS, Express, and Spektr missions.
The 70th launch of Fregat upper stage took place this year. IRZ produces data gathering systems for this type of upper stages. Due to reliable operation of Fregat, more than 200 spacecraft were put into various orbits.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade issued an order No. 4070 from October, 12th which assigned a status of telecommunications equipment of Russian origin for DMR communication systems. This status confirms that the equipment is produced in the Russian Federation including full-cycle of PCB development and final assembly, as well as the fact that IRZ owns the intellectual property rights for the design documentation and software, and has necessary assets for post-warranty service.
IRZ TEST opened testing laboratory named after Mikhail Kalashnikov at Radiotechnics Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty at Izhevsk State Technical University named after Mikhail Kalashnikov. Practical training will be organized for graduators of ISTU and will shorten adaptation period of newcomers by 5 times.
Korobzor visual controlCU/HCCU system intended for controlling on-board equipment of the ExoMars-2020 SPACECRAFT descent module was completed and delivered to the customer. The launch was scheduled for the second half of 2020.
IRZ produced on-board equipment for the Ekspress-80 and Ekspress-103 telecommunications satellites. The new type of equipment carries out general control and control of spacecraft instruments operation. To increase reliability, space-grade EEE components, noise-proof data transmission protocols, and fault-tolerant data encoding function were used.
IRZ developed Korobzor visual control unit. The optoelectronic system ensures automatic monitoring of moving and stationary objects (surface, land, air) in optical and infrared ranges, recording of their movements as well as transmitting of data to control panel displays.
IRZ took part in the IX International Naval Salon and demonstrated its capabilities in development and serial production of space communication antenna systems, optoelectronic systems, check-out equipment, radio communication equipment, and radio-absorbing materials.
IRZ took part in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 in Zhukovsky and demonstrated systems successfully used in the space industry: an on-board computer and on-board data gathering system, satellite navigation equipment, video monitoring system for launchers and upper stages. The business meeting participants assessed the possibilities for promoting IRZ products in the aircraft manufacturing market.
Together with Egyptian partner, Discovery Oil Services, IRZ started field testing of a downhole telemetry system in the Petrodel oil production company in Egypt.
Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the State Corporation Roscosmos, visited IRZ. The head of Roscosmos, accompanied by Dmitry Beckel, IRZ CEO, visited the IRZ TEST center and departments of rocket and space products assembly.
In March 2020, IRZ together with MegaFon mobile phone operator started field testing of the Russian-made oDAS RADIUS™ distributed antenna system.
Automated manufacturing line for commercial harnesses production was put into operation at IRZ. Significantly modernized line is designed for serial production of cable products for consumer electronics manufacturers.
IRZ launched mass production of vehicle recorders for the Avtodoriya project, version 3.5. The Avtodoriya set consists of a recorder, a power source (batteries), server equipment and software.
By the end of 2020, IRZ produced and provided the subsidiaries of PJSC Gazprom with communication equipment, including base and mobile user (portable and mobile) radios. This project is being implemented as part of the import substitution program.
IRZ exhibited at ExpoElectronica 2021 and showcased its competencies in the design and production of customized check-out equipment and test benches for radio-electronic components.
Oleg Skripochka, the Hero of the Russian Federation and Pilot-Cosmonaut, visited IRZ in April, 2021. Space experiments, adaptation to weightlessness, space sickness and traditions at the ISS were discussed at the meeting.
New pilot site was launched by IRZ for testing the oDAS RADIUS innovation equipment in Karakulinsky District of the Udmurt Republic.
IRZ hosted the conference on electronic components application in the equipment of Reshetnev Company and NPO Lavochkin suppliers. The key topic of the conference was the substitution of imported parts for the space industry.
The oDAS RADIUS system produced by IRZ was given the status of the Telecommunication equipment of the Russian origin (TORP). The equipment is included in the Unified Register of the Russian radio-electronic products.
IRZ designed a new BSVK-S5 on-board video-monitoring system.
In June, the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko visited IRZ. IRZ demonstrated its production capabilities and new products for mobile telecommunication.
In July, the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and members of the Russian Government visited Izhevsk. IRZ presented import-substituting products: the oDAS RADIUS mobile telecommunication system, digital radio systems, traffic radars for vehicles speed measurement, traction inverters for electric vehicles, and the breakthrough technology — oilwell downhole tractor.
In 2022, IRZ showcased at the XVI annual forum “Professional networks and communication systems 2022”, took part in the XI Saint-Petersburg international gas forum and also presented its products in the Russian forum “Microelectronics 2022”.
In summer, IRZ concluded the contract with K-telecom (Win mobile) for the series supply of the oDAS RADIUS system after successful completion of tests.
In November, IRZ supplied its new IRZ UNITEK software and hardware system to Uzbekistan for the remote monitoring and control of oil-producing wells.
At the end of 2022, IRZ engineers developed a software and hardware system for testing the resistance of the electronic and electrical equipment against the infrared and Earth-reflected radiation, and for simulation of the thermal radiation of the tested equipment.