Arsenal is a Russian industrial enterprise, a machine-building plant with a rich history and unique experience.
The history of Arsenal began in 1711, when, by decree of Peter I, the Cannon Plant was created, which became the basis for the creation and development of Russian artillery weapons. Today, the main activities of the enterprise are the production of spacecraft and equipment for ships.
For the space industry, the Arsenal Ministry of Public Health produces instruments designed for radiophysical studies of the earth's surface in order to solve a wide range of national economic problems, as well as to study the physics of electromagnetic wave propagation. In addition, the company mass-produced powerful electro-hydraulic digital steering mechanisms for thrust vector control for Russian RD-180 liquid engines used on American launch vehicles of the Atlas series. The RD-180, developed by NPO Energomash, became the first Russian rocket engine to receive certification for use on American launch vehicles.