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Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design

JSC V.V. Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design (Russian: ОАО «Научно-исследовательский институт приборостроения имени В.В.Тихомирова», Russian: НИИП, NIIP) is a joint stock company, one of the major Russian enterprises in the development of weaponry control systems for fighter planes and mobile medium range anti-aircraft SAM defense vehicles.

Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design
Native name
Научно-исследовательский институт приборостроения имени В. В. Тихомирова
Joint stock company
IndustryRadio-frequency engineering
Founded1955; 64 years ago (1955)
Area served
Europe and Asia
ProductsRadars, Radar seekers, Phased Array Antennas and Aircraft Weapon Control Systems, Medium Range Air Defense Missile Systems, Radar Control Systems, Missiles
OwnerRussian Federation
ParentAlmaz-Antey (in Russian)


The institute was created on March 1, 1955 as a branch of the Moscow NII-17 by the Ministry of Aircraft Industry of the USSR Council of Ministers (Resolution No. 2436-1005, September 18, 1954). In February 1956, the NII-17 branch was reorganized into an independent enterprise, commonly known as Scientific Research Institute for Instrumentation, or NIIP.

At present, NIIP is a modern technically equipped enterprise with a developed industrial and economic infrastructure.[citation needed] The total area occupied by the Institute is 42000 square meters.[citation needed]

Products and developmentsEdit

Radar Control SystemsEdit

Medium Range Air Defense Missile SystemsEdit

TEL of the 2P25 Kub with missiles erected
  • 2K12 Kub missile system with 3M9 missile, 1958-1967 (Kvadrat export version) - NATO codename SA-6 "Gainful"
  • Kub-M1 through Kub-M4 modifications
  • 9К37 Buk missile system with 9M38 missile - NATO codename SA-11 "Gadfly"
  • 9К37М1 Buk-M1 (most common) with 9M38M1 missile
  • Ural (unfinished, only prototypes built) - NATO codename SA-17 "Grizzly"
  • 9К317 Buk-M2 with 9M317 missile
  • 9К37M1-2 Buk-M1-2 (Buk-M1 upgrade for the use of Buk-M2 missile)
  • 9К317E Buk-M2E, recent export version of Buk-M2 ADM series featured at 2007 MAKS Airshow
  • 9К317M Buk-M3, current version of Buk-M3 ADM series featured at 2013 MAKS Airshow

Aircraft Weapon Control SystemsEdit

MiG-31 'Foxhound' showing its Zaslon phased-array radar
  • MiG-31 AWCS was the first that introduces an electronically scanned phased array antenna (in Soviet Army since 1981)
  • SUV-27 (Russian: СУВ-27) AWCS for Su-27 and MiG-29, Su-30, Su-33, Su-35 and their modifications (developing process started in 1978)
  • RLSU-27 (Russian: РЛСУ-27) AWCS for Su-27M is a multirole DSP radiolocator based on a slot antenna (developing process started in 1982)
  • Radiolocator Targeting Complex Osa - Russian: РЛПК «Оса») - an AWCS for the light fighter jets like MiG-21, MiG-29, MiG-AT

Phased Array AntennasEdit

Radar SeekersEdit

Civil ProductsEdit

  • an automated control, diagnostics and traffic safety system, universal control panel for Yauza and Rusich underground trains and passenger train cars
  • Delta-Geon, a seismic signals registrator
  • various OKO geological devices
  • an explosives detector for checking baggage and carry-on luggage (capable of detecting substances such as RDX, HMX).
  • HYDRA interferometric side-scan sonar

Notable employeesEdit

Heads of the instituteEdit

NIIP, Svischeva sq.

Lead researchers and engineersEdit

External linksEdit