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Almaz-Antei weapons company

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At http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/S-300PMU2_complex.jpg, a very good photo of the flag of the Almaz-Antei weapons company
Eugene Ipavec, 20 Jul 2007

Named after the Russian words for "diamond" and the Titan Antaeus. Text reads "KOHЦEPH ПBO / AЛMAЗ-AHTEЙ" or "KONTSERN PVO / ALMAZ-ANTEI". PVO stands for "Protivo-Vozdushnaya Oborona," or "anti-aircraft defense;" the hardware being pimped in the photo is a SAM system.
Eugene Ipavec, 3 Mar 2009

note the little national tricolor used as antenna flag (at 1st glance looks like a big flag on a distant, tall pole), and the Air Force flag at the right side of the truck (with national tricolor at left?).
António MARTINS-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2009

There's this image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/S-300PMU2_complex.jpg taken at Zhukovskiy, in the Moscow Oblast where there's an S-300PMU2 missile system on display. In the picture, taken on Agusut 21, 2005, one can see a blue flag, with a logo and an inscription in cyrillic, can anybody identify what it is?
Esteban Rivera, 15 March 2013

It's the flag of Almaz-Antey, the enterprise which builds the S-300PMU2. Its Russia's largest defense enterprise. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almaz-Antey
Dirk Schönberger, 15 March 2013

Almaz-Antej, or something like that. A manufacturer of military equipment. Was in the news a number of years ago when someone in the top of the then just created concern was shot dead because of machinations within the company. The details are probably not that hard to find.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 15 March 2013

Blue flag with logo of JSC "Concern "Almaz-Antey" - military enterprise. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almaz-Antey
Victor Lomantsov, 15 March 2013

The inscription is KONZERN PWO (1st line) and ALMAS-ANTEI (2nd line). KONZERN indicates a company flag. More interesting is the blue flag with yellow rays. Looks similar to the Air Force flag in our pages. I know that in Soviet Times the Strategic Missile Troops were a forth column besides Army, Navy and Air Force. I can't identify the black devices on that flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 March 2013

I see it as two wings and crossed cannon and propeller, as in the flag of the Air Force of the Russian Federation.
According to Wikipedia the Russian Air-Defense Forces just existed until 1998. The successor organization "Aerospace Defense Forces" which is responsible for defending from air- and missile attacks has another symbol and no flag. The Airforce has a flag and a symbol. The strategic missile force normally has no defending capabilities, and it has another symbol and flag anyway.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_of_the_Russian_Federation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Missile_Troops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Aerospace_Defence_Forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Air_Force
It should be the Air Force Flag, though propeller and gun are white in our pages and seem to be black in the photo provided by Esteban. Ans it is definitely distinct from the Strategic Missile Troops flag given in the 2nd link below.
Dirk Schönberger, 15 March 2013



 
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