According to preliminary data Arzumanov committed suicide.
In the Vladimir region of Russia was found the body of Andrey Arzumanov, chief engineer, Deputy Director of design office “Rebar”, which is a branch of the State space scientific production center Khrunichev.
According to preliminary data of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Arzumanov committed suicide. His body with gunshot wound found on the river Bank near his vehicle may 24.
Arzumanov is the son of the longtime head of the CB “Armatura” from 1988 to 2015 Yuriy Arzumanov. He took the post of chief engineer in 2015 and for several years was Vice-mayor of the city of kovrova.
CB “Armatura”, located in Kovrov, engaged in the development and manufacture of pneumatic systems, assemblies and devices electropneumatice for space-rocket complexes. It participated in space programs “proton”, “Zenit”, “Energia – Buran”, “Venus”, “Mars”. Among the promising developments the company calls the program “proton–M”, “Angara”, “Baiterek” and the spaceport in Kourou for launch vehicle “Soyuz-ST”.
In mid-may 2017 local newspaper “the Call” announced that KB are preparing a large-scale reduction. Until the end of the year, according to the publication, can be dismissed half of the workers now the company 1200-1400 employees.
The representative of KB “Valves” in comments to “RIA Novosti” said that the death Arzumanova is not associated with reports of an impending large-scale layoffs in the company.
About large-scale layoffs in the structures of the Khrunichev center said the treatment of employees, which may 23, published in his blog, the engineer-designer of space instrumentation Alexander Khokhlov.
The letter States that in 2014 after the change of leadership of the center Khrunichev “is in serious crisis,” the old production of carrier rockets “proton” collapsed, and the production of new rocket “Angara” build failed.
Starting in 2010, seven rockets “proton-M” crashed: one in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, two in 2012. In addition, at the end of April 2015 crashed space cargo ship “Progress M-27M”, which was supposed to deliver cargo to the ISS.
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