Urals Elektromechanical Plant (UEMZ)

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Last Updated: April 30, 2014
Other Name: (ФГУП) Уральский Электромеханический Завод, УЕМЗ
Location: Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast
Subordinate To: Rosatom, Division of Nuclear Munitions Production
Size: 3,000 employees
Facility Status: Operational

Established in 1949, the Urals Elektromechanical Plant produced non-nuclear components for the Soviet nuclear arsenal. [1] In the wake of Rosatom's consolidation of nuclear weapons activities the UEMZ, along with PO Sever, are the two remaining sites active in Russia's production of non-nuclear components for nuclear munitions. [2] The plant also produces a variety of civilian goods, including those applied in nuclear power, energy, and transportation. [3]

[1] "Миссия" [Mission], Уральский электромеханический завод (УЭМЗ) [Urals Electromechincal Plant (UEMZ)], www.uemz.ru.
[2] Oleg Bukharin, "Downsizing Russia's Nuclear Warhead Production Infrastructure," The Nonproliferation Review, Spring 2001, p. 117.
[3] "Миссия" [Mission], Уральский электромеханический завод (УЭМЗ) [Urals Electromechincal Plant (UEMZ)], www.uemz.ru.

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