Lavochkin Research and Production Association


General Info

  • Name: Lavochkin Research and Production Association
  • Country: Russia
  • Headquarters: Himki
  • Founded by: Semyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin
  • Founded: Jan 1929
  • Website:

Developed Aircrafts

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NPO Lavochkin (also called Lavochkin Research and Production Association or shortly Lavochkin Association, LA) is a Russian aerospace company. It is a major player in the Russian space program, being the developer and manufacturer of the Fregat upper stage, as well as interplanetary probes such as Phobos Grunt.

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The company was founded in 1937 as the Lavochkin Aircraft Design Bureau (OKB-301) was a Soviet aircraft design bureau (OKB), now defunct, named for its head designer, Semyon Lavochkin. It gained distinction for its family of piston-engined fighter aircraft during World War II, and later shifted to missile designs. The bureau was closed in 1960 upon its head designer's death, but was later re-opened as the NPO Lavochkin to work on interplanetary probe designs for Luna sample return program, the Lunokhod program, Vega program, Phobos program etc.

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