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The President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un continued his official visit to the Russian Federation in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The engineering center and production shops of Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant named after Yury Gagarin (KoAAP), branch of United Aircraft Corporation, and the production site of UAC Yakovlev civil division parent company were shown to the honored guest. The Leader of DPRK was accompanied by Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Engineers of KoAAP Design Department demonstrated to the delegation the digital technologies used to design modern aircraft. Kim Jong Un and Denis Manturov visited the fighter accessory assembly facilities and Su-35 and fifth-generation Su-57 final assembly shop. The straight-line production system ensures the maximum efficient process and minimizes assembly time.
The delegation also visited the process facilities which had been upgraded within the modernization and technology upgrade program - machining shop and special coating shop.
The guests were able to see the production areas involved in the cooperation project for manufacturing the import-substituted Superjet 100 (SJ-100) – KoAAP is the fuselage modules and wing components manufacturer. Then the delegation visited the SJ-100 final assembly shop at another company’s site – production center of UAC Yakovlev civil division parent company. The SJ-100 with Russian systems is now undergoing the test there and the aircraft with Russian PD-8 engines is being prepared for airfield trials. The first commercial jets are at the assembly shop now and will be delivered to airlines in a fully Russian appearance. At the end of the program, the Leader of DPRK and the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, appreciated the demonstration flight of Su-35 multifunctional fighter.
“We have demonstrated one of our major aircraft manufacturers to the Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There is potential for cooperation in aircraft engineering as well as in other industries - this is particularly important for our countries in the achievement of technological sovereignty targets,” pointed out Denis Manturov.