Mikhail Babich, Ivan Belozertsev visit NIIFI in Penza
Penza, 17 June 2015. PenzaNews. The presidential envoy in the Volga Federal District Mikhail Babich visited the Scientific Research Institute of Physical Measurements (NIIFI) during his single-day job visit to Penza on Wednesday, June 17, together with the acting governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev.
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The official guests were accompanied by the general director of “NIIFI” Alexey Dmitrienko in person, who told them about the enterprise’s fruits of labor and development potential.
He also informed them that the equipment produced in Penza is currently used in all Russian rockets, as well as exported rocket engines.
The staff of the institute also told the guest about the history of their enterprise, led them on a guided tour through NIIFI workshops and work zones, and shown the devices they are making.
At the end of the visit, Ivan Belozertsev said that the Scientific Research Institute of Physical Measurements is both an irreplaceable part of the country’s rocket and space industry and an important element of the Penza region economy.
“We have seen a modern enterprise that produces technical equipment that can compete on an international level. It employs top-of-the-line professionals and uses the hi-end technologies. Such enterprises make the Penza region a place of innovations,” he said.
NIIFI is the leading piezoelectric technology company that produces one-of-a-kind detection and converter hardware, as well as measurement, control, diagnostics, monitoring, and emergency protection systems for space, air force and public vehicles. It is the only Russian enterprise that produces detector modules used by “Energomash” in RD-180 engines exported to the US for Atlas V launch systems.
The NIIFI equipment is successfully employed in onboard complexes and functional units of space rockets, both during the testing and in actual use.
Over 850 items developed in the institute were and are employed in such national space programs as “Vostok,” “Kosmos,” “Mir,” “Soyuz,” “Proton,” “Energia-Buran,” “Angara,” “Soyuz-2,” “Rokot,” “Zenit” and more.