The Ministry of Defense will buy a Ukrainian engine for 2 billion rubles?

On November 20, 2018, the Russian media disseminated curious information that the Russian Ministry of Defense announced a closed auction for the supply of the D-436 aircraft engine, citing a link to the government procurement website. The results of the auction should be announced on December 12, 2018, and the delivery of the goods should be carried out before November 10, 2019, for which 2 billion rubles are promised. And here the fun begins.

Mentioned D-436, this is a whole family of aircraft gas turbine engines developed by ZMKB Progress named after ac. A.G. Ivchenko ”(now it is the GP“ Ivchenko-Progress ”, which is part of the State Corporation“ Ukroboronprom ”). Currently, they are produced by the Ukrainian Motor Sich JSC.

Moreover, for D-346-148 engines (An-148 aircraft), a significant number of units (combustion chamber, turbine engine, high pressure fuel pump, fuel pump, nozzle) were produced in Russia at the Salyut gas turbine construction center (Moscow). Moreover, in 2011, even gathered start producing such engines. However, such engines (D-436 or their modifications) are still not listed in the product list. And history is silent about whether it turned out to establish full production or not.

It should be noted that the D-436 family engines were installed on a large number of different aircraft: Tu-334, An-148, An-158, An-178, Be-200. However, in February 2018, the Ukrainian authorities banned the supply of such products to Russia.

By the way, at UEC-Saturn PJSC (Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast) such engines are also not produced, they are not in the list of products. But there is a Russian-French joint venture PowerJet (PowerJet), established by PJSC UEC Saturn and the French company Snecma. And this joint venture just produces SaM146 engines (SM 146). They are installed on SSJ-100 airliners and are expected to be used on Be-200 amphibious aircraft (TANTK named after G.M.Beriev). However, with the Be-200 there is still no clarity. And the messages in the Russian media in the style of “found replacement for Ukrainian engines” can be considered for now slogans that do not fully reflect reality.

In addition, any of the engines of the D-436 family simply cannot cost 2 billion rubles apiece. For that kind of money we can talk about a batch of 6-12 pieces. For example, in April 2012, one D-436 was worth 131 million rubles. The ruble to dollar exchange rate at that moment was approximately 1 to 30. So it is not difficult to calculate how much such an engine can cost now. But it is very interesting how the story with D-436 will end this time.
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  1. Galar Offline Galar
    Galar (Timur) 20 November 2018 22: 27
    Well, here’s the real import substitution, it’s not mozzarella mozzarella for 2 thousand. per kilo.
  2. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 21 November 2018 06: 58
    Who would doubt that. Contrary to the "chants" of the Russian media, the Ukrainian economy is developing and growing, but the Russian one is stagnating more and more - the crafty "Rosstat" simply "draws" the required percentage of "growth" to lull the audience and only ...
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 21 November 2018 09: 34
      Enough of flogging nonsense, these engines have been nothing outstanding for a long time and our plants are quite capable of mastering their serial production, or of similar engines, there is clearly something else here, and what exactly, no one will talk about it, not in vain for the army, all auctions are closed.
  3. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 21 November 2018 08: 32
    And what does this publication say. What is the ban on the supply of engines from Ukraine to Russia lifted? I think no. Maybe they will find some workaround? It is entirely possible that business is business. Well, right word, it’s like we don’t make bets and the VO website is not a bookmaker, then why all this? Unless to give someone the opportunity to confront us.
    1. Elephant Offline Elephant
      Elephant 21 November 2018 10: 32
      It is better to give a scolding than to support the financially pro-fascist regime of Poroshenko with their Ukroboronproms ... And it is a pity that the Russian government is actually not involved in the development of domestic industry at all.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 November 2018 15: 02
    So they wrote just about a series of engines