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Concern Avtomatika · KA · NIIA

Concern Avtomatika (Russian: КОНЦЕРН АВТОМАТИКА), abbreviated KA, is a Russian holding company, headquartered in the Marfino District of Moscow (Russia). It has over 20 subsidaries, that specialise in cyber security, cryptography, secure telecommunications, anti-drone warfare and public safety solutions [1]. Its main customers are the Russian (state) companies Rostelecom, Roscosmos, Rosseti, Rostec, the Russian Armed Forces and the Russian Election Commission [1]. Since 2014, by presidential decree, 1 Avtomatika is a member of the Rostec State Corporation [2].

In the past – under one of its former names – the company has developed various voice and data encryption devices, some of which are listed below. In particular in the 1960s, when the company was known as NIIA (Russian: НИИА), several historical cipher machines were developed. In 2021, the company celebrated its 100th anniversary [3].

  1. Decree No. 20 of the President of the Russian Federation of 14 January 2014, followed by Decree No. 365 of the Government of the Russian Federation of 21 April 2014 [1].

Avtomatika/NIIA equipment on this website
M-130 (Koralle) meteorologic cipher machine
T-217 (Elbrus) voice scrambler
T-219 (Yachta) voice scrambler
Known products
  1. Used as part of the R-142 radio setup.

The company is known by the following (former) names:

  • Avtomatika
  • Concern Avtomatika
  • KA

  • Special Research Laboratory No. 8
  • State Research Institute No. 2
  • PO Box 37
  • NIIA (Scientific Research Institute of Automation)
  • RGNPO Avtomatika (Russian State Scientific and Productionn Association)
  • State Unitary Enterprise Scientific Research of Automation
  • FSUE NIIA (Federal State Unitary Enterprise Scientific Research Institute of Automation)
  • НИИА
Known holding members
  • JSC PNIEI, Penza
  • JSC PO Electropribor, Penza
  • JSC KEMZ, Kaluga
  • JSC Kalugapribor, Kaluga
  • JSC BPO Progress, Ufa
  • JSC Signal, Sait Petersburg
  • JSC SIP RS, Samara
  • HSC MTU Altair, Moscow
  • FSUE NTTS Atlas, Moscow
  • PJSC INEUM, Moscow
  • JSC NII Masshtab, Saint Petersburg
  • JSC VNII Vega, Voronezh
  • LLC NT, Moscow
  • LLC RGT, Moscow
  • OJSC SZR, Smolensk
  • LLC Bulat, Moscow
  • LLC CRPT, Moscow
Main customers
  • Rosseti
  • Rostelecom
  • Roscosmos
  • Rostec
  • Rosoboronexport
  • Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation
  1. Concern Avtomatika, Our Holding Today
    Company website, visited 12 Jan 2022.

  2. Concern Avtomatika, History
    Company website, visited 12 Jan 2022.

  3. Concern Avtomatika, 100th anniversary
    Company website, May 2021. Visited 2 Dec 2022.
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