Kommunar was reportedly established in 1927 . It produced and serviced automated control systems for production processes. Later it became involved in serial production of onboard and groundbased control systems for missiles and space applications.
MILITARY PRODUCT LINES: Missile and space guidance and control systems; relays for satellites.
Kommunar produced guidance systems for R-7 missiles. Currently it produces on-board guidance computers for Zenit launch vehicle .
The main production facility and special design bureau of the Kommunar Production Association are in Kharkiv. Five affiliated production facilities are located elsewhere in Kharkiv Oblast.
Employment: approximately 18,000
KEY TECHNOLOGIES/EQUIPMENT EMPLOYED: Casting production; galvanization; punching; mechanical processing; production of printed circuit boards; instrumental manufacturing.
Yuzhnoe Design Bureau - developer of Zenit launcher
Science and Production Center of Automatics and Instrument Engineering (Russia) - developer of guidance system for Zenit
CONVERSION PROJECTS: Problemoriented complexes for the production of plastic pressforms; cardioanalyzers; meters; welding equipment; medical equipment. The plant began development of pipeline control systems, but work was halted due to a shortage of funds.
CIVIL PRODUCT LINES: Radios; televisions; systems control equipment and instruments; assemblies for transportation facilities and refineries; cardioanalyzers; meters; welding equipment; medical equipment; television remote controls; electrical fuelcontrol systems for automobiles; sets of equipment for urban communication facilities.