Kharkov machine-building plant “FED”

Kharkov machine-building plant “FED” (Ukrainian Kharkiv machine-building plant “FED” ) is a state enterprise of Ukraine. It produces high-precision fuel and hydraulic control equipment for the aerospace industry and fulfills orders for other branches of mechanical engineering and railway transport.

It is included in the list of enterprises of strategic importance for the economy and security of Ukraine.



The plant was established in 1927 on the basis of small workshops of the Children’s Commune named after F.E.Dzerzhinsky, under the guidance of the teacher and scientist A.S. Makarenko, he began his activity with the release of the simplest electric drilling machines and cameras. In the future, the famous small-format cameras of the FED-5 series, automatic cameras FED-Mikron, FED-Mikron-2, FED-35, FED-50, stereo cameras FED- Stereo ”and other photo accessories.

During the Great Patriotic War, the plant was transferred to the jurisdiction of the People’s Commissariat of the Aviation Industry and evacuated to the Siberian city of Berdsk. In the shortest possible time, the team mastered the production of fuel pumps for La-5 and La-7 fighters.

In the post-war years, the plant continued to produce equipment for the aviation industry, and soon began to produce for space, as well as other branches of mechanical engineering. At the same time, the production of cameras of the FED series continued .

In February 1991, on the basis of the main department of the Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR, the Association “Union of Aviation Engine Building” (ASSAD) was created, which included aircraft repair and engine building enterprises of the USSR (including the FED plant) [1].

After 1991

In 1993, on the basis of the FED plant, the Kharkiv Aggregate Design Bureau, the Volchansk Aggregate Plant and the Pervomaisky Machine-Building Plant, FED Corporation CJSC was formed.

On July 12, 2001, the government of Ukraine adopted a law on state support for enterprises in the aircraft building industry of Ukraine, the FED plant was included in the list of enterprises.

On June 9, 2010, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 405, in accordance with which the plant was included in the list of enterprises in the aviation industry of Ukraine receiving state support.

After the establishment in December 2010 of the state concern “Ukroboronprom”, in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 374 dated April 6, 2011, the plant became part of the concern.

State of the art

The plant has mastered the production of aircraft units (integral hydraulic drives, fuel supply units, automatic control systems for aircraft engines, units of automatic flight control systems, units of hydraulic systems).

Samples of products, thanks to which the FED plant has gained worldwide fame

  • ” FED “
  • “FED-3” and “FED-5V”
  • “FED-Mikron-2”
  • FED-2
  • FED-3
  • FED-4
  • FED-5
  • FED-5V
  • FED-5S
  • FED-6 TTL
  • FED-10
  • FED-11
  • FED-35
  • FED-50
  • FED-670
  • FED-Mikron
  • FED-Mikron-2
  • FED-Stereo

Factory awards

  • Order of the October Revolution
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labor


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