Degtyaryov Plant


Degtyaryov Plant (Russian: ОАО Завод имени В. А. Дегтярёва, romanizedОАО Zavod imeni V. А. Dеgtyaryovа, English: Open Joint Stock Company "V. A. Degtyaryov Plant") or ZiD is one of the most important weapon and vehicle producing enterprises of Russia.

Degtyaryov Plant
Native name
ОАО «Завод им. В. А. Дегтярёва»
TypeOpen joint-stock company
IndustryMechanical engineering
Founded27 August 1916; 105 years ago (1916-08-27)
ProductsFirearms, Anti-tank rifles, Anti-tank guns, Aircraft cannons, Anti-aircraft cannons, Rocket-propelled grenades (RPG), ATGMs, MANPADS missiles, Grenade launchers, Motorcycles, Mopeds, Tractors, Batteries
Revenue$451 million[1] (2017)
$108 million[2] (2016)
$86.7 million[2] (2016)
Total assets$326 million[2] (2016)
Total equity$154 million[2] (2016)
OwnersGlobalVoenTreuing Ltd (49.88%)
Research Institute "Signal" (24.9%)[3]
Number of employees
10,981[2] (2015; 2012)
ParentHigh Precision Systems[4] (Rostec)

Degtyaryov Plant is a subsidiary of High Precision Systems (Rostec).


Founded in Kovrov in 1916, the firearms plant has been supplying Russian and Soviet armed forces with weapons ever since. Weapons such as the Degtyaryov anti-tank rifle (PTRD-41), the Degtyaryov machine gun, the Shpagin submachine gun (PPSh-41) and the Goryunov heavy machine gun (SG-43 Goryunov) were created at the plant.

In 1989 it was the fourth largest motorcycle producer in the Soviet Union.[5]


ZiD-50-Pilot moped

Presently the Degtyaryov Plant is producing revolvers, machine guns, aircraft guns, anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank guns and rocket systems.


The plant also makes a range of civilian products: motorcycles (i.e. Voskhod), mopeds, micro-tractors, sewing machines and accumulator batteries.


  1. ^ "Рейтинг крупнейших компаний России по объему реализации продукции". Expert RA. Archived from the original on 28 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
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  3. ^ "Список аффилированных лиц". ОАО «ЗиД». Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ "ОАО "Завод им. Дегтярева"" (in Russian). High Precision Systems (Vysokotochnye Kompleksy). Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Russian Defense Business Directory". Federation of American Scientists. US Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration. May 1995. Retrieved 21 July 2017.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ "Modern Firearms - RGS-50M".

External linksEdit

  • The official site
  • The motorcycle division (in Russian)

Coordinates: 56°22′12″N 41°19′48″E / 56.3700°N 41.3300°E / 56.3700; 41.3300