Research and Production Corporation Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya
was founded by a Decree of the State Defense Committee No 1576 dd 11 April 1942 specifically to develop mortar weapons used during World War II. From the first post-war years till now, JSC “RPC KBM
” develops remote-controlled weapon stations in four fields — man-portable air-defense systems, anti-tank guided missiles, short-range tactical ballistic missile systems, and an active protection systems.
JSC “RPC KBM” is the world’s leader and the only Russian company that manufactures man-portable air-defense systems. The company has developed a whole series of such systems — the 9K32 Strela–2
, 9K32M Strela–2M
, 9K34 Strela–3
, 9K38 Igla
, 9K310 Igla–1
and 9K338 Igla–S
. As for anti-tank weapons, JSC “RPC KBM
” devised the 3M6 Shmel
, the first Soviet anti-tank guided missile, and the 9M14 Malyutka
, the most widely produced anti-tank guided missile of all time. Since 1970s, the 9K79 OTR-21 Tochka
, 9К79-1 Tochka–U
and 9K714 OTR-23 Oka
, as well as the world-famous 9K720 Iskander
, have entered service with the army.
The postage stamp depicts the 9K720 Iskander
short-range tactical ballistic missile system and the JSC “RPC KBM
Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured first day covers and first day postmarks for Moscow and Kolomna, Moscow Oblast.
Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 19 RUB.
Size of stamp: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 131×131 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 225,000 stamps (25,000 sheets).