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Wassily Universal Rifling Company (WUR Co.)



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WURCo. Headquarters in New Krasnoyarsk, FRCP



Type: Sole Proprietorship

Industry:

Advanced Technologies
Aerospace
Arms
Automotive
Defense
Electronics
Financial Services
Fishing
Food Processing
Freight Transport
Health care
Holding Company
Information Security
Metals and Mining
Oil and Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Real Estate
Retail
Shipbuilding
Steel


Predecessors: Wassily Rifling Incorporated
Founded: December 16th, 1983
Headquarters: New Krasnoyarsk, FRCP
Area Served: Worldwide

Key People:

Wassily Kazakov
David Kirilov
Marina Primakov
Ilyich Makovsky
Vikentiy Ilyich
Vladislav Belovol

Revenue: B 223,802 million
Total Assets: B 12.37 trillion
Number of Employees: 1,793,000
List of Subsidiaries: Here.
The Wassily Universal Rifling Company is a Cossack multi-industry company with a special focus on arms, defense, aerospace, and technologies. The founder, Wassily Kazakov has total ownership over the company and its subsidiaries.

Founded even before the The Federal Republic of Cossack Peoples, the Wassily Universal Rifling Company has been a crucial part of the FRCP's military industrial complex, if not the cornerstone of the economy. It rose to prominence by being commissioned to manufacture the fledgling nation's first official domestically-made rifle, and they have since then expanded aggressively in order to become a supplier of a very wide scope of hardware and goods, military or otherwise. The founder is largely to credit for the company's success; appeals to the government headed by Kazakov allowed for grant money to fill the coffers of WURCo., and because of the company's designs being selected for use during the First Cossack Civil War Kazakov's profits skyrocketed as well as becoming somewhat of a folk hero, subject to song and praise. WURCo.'s perpetual influence in the politics and finances of the Federal Republic is largely what drives the war machine of the FRCP: because no matter the conflict, WURCo. will stock the Cossack's quiver with arrows.



History


1980s
Founded in 1983, six years before the FRCP, the two-bit company named Wassily Rifling Incorporated purchased a small workshop in the slums of Maksima and began dealing and repairing small arms. Almost immediately, due to the state of disrepair the interim government left its weapons, the minuscule defense contractor found employment with local governments in maintaining their obsolete rifles. From this, their budget grew rapidly, and neighboring cities like Harsk also enlisted Kazakov's services, finding other contractors of similar size unsatisfactory. Soon, WURCo. became a local hegemon in the domestic market, producing numerous outdated bolt-action rifles and keeping the stringent weapons of the defense forces of the Commonwealth of Cossack Peoples on their feet during the tenuous political situation before the Federal Republic.

Soon, it was deemed an acceptable sacrifice by many in the limited government to save on the purchase of foreign parts for their weapons and instead design their own; so in 1984, Wassily Rifling Incorporated was commissioned to design and produce a rifle suitable for the Cossack military. The rifle, though not significantly better than their previous equipment, was a success, and the KP-14 was established as the service weapon for Cossack troops for a year or so before being retired for its absolute obsolescence. The effects of this massive success for the small company created massive profits for the company, and prior to being nationalized in 1989, the company began to diversify and improve their holdings, earning the renaming of the organization to the Wassily Universal Rifling Company. In 1986, the company began to design and produce light passenger and observation aircraft, while in 1987 a new rifle was adopted, which would mature into the modern CN-19, as well as armored cars, personnel carriers, and trucks of various loads.

Nationalization
In 1989, the Federal Republic took control of the state and began a rapid push for the adoption of the ideology of Heavy Socialism among its economic agenda; as such, WURCo. was nationalized with minimal compensation, though Kazakov remained in control to oversee the operations of the company. Although a private individual maintaining effective ownership over a state-owned industry was inherently contradictory to the economic agenda of the new government, Kazakov kept his position without much trouble. This is largely attributed to records indicating heavy lobbying in the forms of direct bribes and the position and role of Kazakov's cousin, Nikita Kazakov, in the government.

Later Privitization
Only months after the Federal Republic's rise to power in 1989, the government experienced a sudden and inexplicable change in policy, slingshotting the economic policy of the country from economic far-left to a corporate-friendly far-right. This period of time, which lasted until 2004 with the administration of Vadimir Bezukhov, is known in WURCo.'s company history as The Green Stretch, which fostered an interval of rapid expansion. Within two years, the company could have been said to have direct ownership over most of the arms industry after major buyouts and economic wars with shipbuilders, aircraft designers, and technology magnates.

1990s
In the early 90s, Wassily Kazakov greenlit a proposal to expand into non-defense sectors; a proposal which would start with an economic war with Sira Richka Ltd., at the time a major mining company that sourced most of the country's iron, copper, industrial minerals, and coal. The attempts to undermine Sira Richka Ltd.'s profits ultimately failed due to the financial disaster that were WURCo.'s own mines which yielded no profit due to improper location, which was in turn due to not prospecting the locations that were favorable to mining operations. However, instead of simply buying out the native competitor, representatives implored the Federal Republic to temporarily nationalize and reorganize the mining company under WURCo.'s administration-- yet again, this decision was most probably heavily influenced by lobbying and corruption.

After expanding into the energy, information technology, and raw material markets, WURCo. began to hold several monopolies in several different fields to the point that it was only a matter of time before local rations companies, waste disposal businesses, and fisheries were either put out of business or bought out by the multi-billion dollar company.

2000s to Present
When Vadimir Bezukhov came to the office of Principle Chairman in 2004, it represented yet another dramatic shift in the running of the country. WURCo., and its numerous subsidiaries and bountiful assets, was nationalized, greatly simplifying the work for Cossack bureaucrats by effectively owning most of the private sector. The return of Heavy Socialism, or some twisted form of it, signified a new dynamic between WURCo. and the Federal Republic in which the nationalized company would be compelled to produce its quota and maintain profits to support itself and the government, while the Federal Republic, recognizing the utility of the vast assets of WURCo., bloated its budgets with business subsidization. During this time, WURCo. produced an entire line of armored vehicles, infantry-based anti-tank and anti-air weapons, a fleet of patrol boats, the Yakov-Class SSBN, and the immeasurable harvest of natural resources such as iron, copper, tungsten, timber, coal, and aluminum.

By the mid to late 2010s, WURCo. is commonly referred to as the crutch of the engorged Federal Republic, although such a simile was never used in public for obvious reasons. As the economic and military dependence on WURCo. grew, so the moral fibers of the government weaken. In many cases, WURCo. was able to operate in blatant disregard to the economic laws, and was even gifted private automobiles for prominent members in spite of the private automobile ban.

On July 23rd, 2020, the Imperial Arms Corporations were totally bought out for a sum of 25,000,000,000 Bills, becoming one of the first major foreign expansions of the economic hegemon.
Finances



For the fiscal year 2019, WURCo. listed a profit of B 37.312 billion from a net income of B 216.216 billion. The Rifling Company is without much doubt to be the largest Cossack corporation to have ever existed, and is perhaps one of the largest in the world.

Year

Revenue in Millions of Bills

Net Income in Millions of Bills

Employees

2015

177,460

30,624

1,503,800

2016

201,300

34,378

1,663,400

2017

207,056

35,731

1,671,000

2018

216,211

37,311

1,730,000

2019

216,216

37,312

1,753,000

2020

(223,802)

(38,621)


Government Contracts


In 2020, WURCo. received 31.7% of the military budget as part of subsidies alone, which as of early November totals 9.281 trillion Cossack bills; this does not, however, factor in individual purchases. WURCo. provides services for nearly every government institution save for the Department of Foreign Relations, although the company's sales have been used as a diplomatic bargaining tool in the past. WURCo. is involved with the Cossack Intelligence in augmenting its surveillance capabilities, the Department of the Interior in its land development programs and resource procurement, Department of Commerce for its financial services, FRCP Aerospace Command with satellites and even manned missions, the Cossack Bureau of Transportation for construction contracts and arms, electronic help and research with the Science Directorate, and even revenue enforcement with the tax collectors of the FRCP.

WURCo. was commissioned by the Armed Forces to work on the Future Armor Program, as well as to fulfill much of the stipulations of Operational Plan Whetstone, which requisitioned multiple new and advanced systems ranging from warships to armored vehicles.

Corruption Investigations



WURCo. has proven satisfactory in the honesty of its operation a total of 119 times.

Structure of WURCo.



Advanced Design
  • New Krasnoyarsk Institute of Technology

  • Lake Ostap Weapons Facility

Aeronautics

  • Maksima Aircraft Design Bureau

    • Primakov Aeronautics

    • Vikentiy Ilyich Helicopter Plant

Arms

Automotive

  • Makovsky Automobile Plants

Electronics

  • Pylypchuk Advanced Technologies

Financial Services/Holdings

  • Kohut-Kazakov

Agriculture, Fishing, Food Processing

  • Bobrov Incorporated

  • Vlad's Home Cooking (Formerly Vlad's Surplus Rations)

Freight

  • Karaul Railways

Healthcare

  • NazarDidenko

Information Security

  • ElektronnaShkoda Holdings

Mining, Oil and Gas

  • Ekstaz Zolota Mining Conglomerate

  • Stepanyuk Gas

  • Pavlivna Petroleum and Chemical Corporation

  • Sira Richka Ltd.

Real Estate

  • WURCo. Property

Retail

  • Shvets's

  • Taran-mart

Shipbuilding

  • Korf Naval Yards

Space

  • Dyatlov Yablonsky Aerospace Corporation



Products and Services
All products listed here are up for negotiation.


Small Arms

KP-14

The former official rifle of the FRCP. It has a 20 round clip that can be spent using the semi-automatic rifle. It was used to great effect in large numbers of conscripts to secure the current territory of the FRCP from less advanced states. Retired on account of the slow rate of fire and unsatisfactory production costs.

CN-19 Carbine
A gas-operated carbine that holds a 40 round casket box magazine; official rifle of FRCP conscripts. It sports a high rate-of-fire and a durable and reliable platform. It has a very customizable frame so that suppressors, bayonets, extended magazines, and other tactical gear may be attached per the user's needs. It fires a distinctive 7.42x40 round, a uniqueness that is shared with other Cossack-made firearms.

CMG-28

The CMG-28 fires a 12.7 mm round via a belt-fed system at a high rate of fire. As a light machine gun, it can be found in infantry squads, attached to gun positions on naval vessels, as well as a point-defense measure on vehicles. At its peak performance, the machine gun can reach up to 850-950 RPM, with an effective firing range of up to 1,100 meters. The belts typically have self-disintegrating links for efficiency.

DKh-63

Designed by prominent WURCo. weapon designer, David Kirilov, in 1998 on part of one of many contracts. A heavy machine gun, typically attached to vehicles. It fires belt-fed 20mm (20x102) round shells.

DKhA-42

Another design from David Kirilov, it features a more lightweight frame and larger bullet size than the DKh-63 at the expense of the fire rate. Designed recently in 2017, it is intended on usage for the first generation of Cossack aircraft with 32.33x170mm revolver cannon-operated autocannon.

Vehicles

Makovsky WC-250

The WC-250 is a four-wheeled military utility truck used by the CPA for use as a cargo truck, with a secondary-road payload capacity of 13.6 metric tons. Its top speed is 105 km/h, terrain willing, performed by a diesel six-cylinder engine.

Designed by Ilyich Makovsky, the WC-250 was purpose-built to be an adaptable logistical and tactical vehicle, whether it be up-armored on the field and carry troops or supply the effort with a tough canopy and clean storage of munitions. Numerous official variations exist, with countless more improvised field variations in existence.

  • WC-252: Wider bed, heavy cargo variation

  • WC-253: Bed replaced, dump truck variation

  • WC-256: Tractor/Tug variant

Type 278 Lepanto Main Battle Tank

The Lepanto is a heavyweight tank with a 155-millimeter gun and classified armor composition. The aircraft and navy might be lackluster in the FRCP, but no expense was spared with this tank. It was designed with the grassy steppes of the Cossack Peoples in mind, and thus is gifted a wide array of antipersonnel weapons as well as great gun depression, a low profile, and a new APS system. Originally produced in small numbers to complement infantry, the Lepanto was then moved to mass production in WUR Co. factories when the apparent need for more armored vehicles arose.
Armament

155 mm smoothbore cannon
4 DKh-63 20x102mm autocannons
1 40mm grenade launcher

Suvorov Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The Suvorov IFV was an attempt to better diversify the spread of vehicles the FRCP could employ; and with this configurable vehicle, it certainly performed that feat at the very least. The Suvorov is a mixed IFV with some troop transport capabilities, being able to balance infantry supporting fire from its turret-based autocannon with a troop storage space of four.
Armament

DKh-63 Autocannon, High Explosive mod
Topside machine gun
Babushka's Anti-Tank missile system
APS sensors and packages

Nevsky APC

The premier armored personnel carrier of the CPA, the Nevsky is a simple design, with modular armor and easy-to-use equipment. The APC is an eight-wheeled, single-turret personnel carrier with a passenger space of seven, with a minimum crew of three.

Armament

1 X DKh-63 Autocannon
1 X CMG-28
Modular armor
Can carry fully geared fireteam

Navy

Miś-Class Frigate

Equipped with state-of-the-art designs and technology, the Miś is designed to be a ubiquitous vessel, able to do naval reconnaissance, detect incoming aircraft and missiles, and support naval shipping with enough firepower to fend off pirates that are more better off than most.
It typically carries one automatic deck gun, a pulse radar system, two torpedo firing mounts, two CIWS/Missile Systems on deck, a sonar system built into the bow, and a streamlined approach to radio and electronic warfare in the bridge.

Top speed 29.5 knots, an endurance of 30 days standard rations, 45 days minimal rations
Crew complement of 203

Armament

1 X 100mm Naval Gun
16(4x4) X VLS cells, anti-ship
32 (4x8) X VLS cells, anti-air/surface to surface missiles
48 X missile tubes, anti-air
2 X Kirilov CIWS/Missile Launcher  
2 X 4 330mm torpedo tubes (anti-surface, anti-submarine, range of 50 km at 50 knots (93 km/h))
4 X pedestal-mounted DkH-63 machine guns
Can carry a naval mod VI-92 or non-combat helicopter 
Flared hull for increased stealth 
Chaff for missile evasion

Veliki Medved
(Big Bear)-Class Destroyer

The design supports two automatic deck guns on the fore with one on the aft, a wide array of electronic warfare systems and submarine countermeasures, as well as torpedo mounts and VLS tubes and CIWS. The design suggests that it would be used for a mixed purpose of anti-air screening, anti-submarine warfare, and fleet action.

The top speed recorded and released was 30 knots, and the vessel has a complement of 324.

Armament

2 X 100mm Naval guns
112 (16x7) VLS cells (Mixed anti-ship, surface target payloads)
52 X Missile Tubes, long-range anti-air
WCLS-98 VLS rack (reloaders)
2 x 4 330mm torpedo tubes, anti-surface and anti-submarine torpedoes (range of 50 km at ~50 knots)
2 X Kirilov CIWS/Missile Launcher
6 X pedestal mounted DKh-63 autocannons
Able to carry two naval VI-92 helicopters (for anti-submarine operations)
Flared hull for increased stealth
Chaff for missile evasion

Lobanov-Class

Although built off of an outdated lend-lease submarine (The Akula-Class) the Lobanov has little left of its original vessel apart from the distinctive look when surfaced. It has four torpedo tubes, four VLS tubes capable of firing nuclear cruise missiles, a variety of electronic warfare methods and decoys, and a VLF radio for communication at high depths.

Armament

4 x 533mm Torpedo tubes
4 x VLS cells (Convential Anti-Ship or Nuclear)
Gówno Plama Decoy

Yakov-Class

See here.

Aircraft

WC-2

Based on the airframe of scrapped MiG-31 interceptors, the WC-2 is an experimental point-defense interceptor utilizing and testing new technologies acquired. Among the structural upgrades to the MiG-31 airframe also came an increase in bay storage, a modernization in conventional weaponry, and a complete revival of electronics and guidance systems. Fifty-five interceptors have been ordered, all of them rushed into immediate testing with different payloads and modifications in order to refine Cossack aerial doctrine.
Armament

One 32.33x170mm autocannon
Rest of average equipment variable or otherwise classified.
Planned radar reflecting hull

For successor, see PkV-16

PkV-16

The PkV-16 is a multirole, two-seated, all-weather, twin-engined fighter aircraft with limited stealth capabilites commissioned by WURCo. and designed by Marina Primakov in 2020. The fighter's original design was made off of influences of foreign jets and the observations made with the experimental WC-2 interceptor aircraft. As the interceptor role was deemed obsolete, the design was refocused into a more balanced mix of specialties in air superiority, electronic warfare, and ground support operations.

It boasts an internally mounted DKhA-42 autocannon, internal weapon bays can support one larger missile or six standard ATA or ATS missiles.

VI-92 Ilyich

Product of a well-funded development program and extensive testing, the VI-92 is an attack helicopter utilized by both the CPM and CPAF. It uses two top-mounted turboshaft engines with 17.3 m five-blade main rotor, with a shorter three-blade tail rotor. Its armament from mission to mission vary from an aerial support role, anti-tank operations, or aerial combat.

It boasts a heavily armored fuselage able to withstand high-caliber round impacts, as well as the blades and windscreens.

Armament

2 x Gimballed Nose-mounted DKha autocannon
8 x payload racks (Capable of carrying rockets, additional autocannons, ATA missiles)
Approximate troop capacity of 6 (10 if there's no need for comfort)

VIGH-15

A utility helicopter built with the systems of the VI-92, it is used by the Cossack Army and Airforce equally as a troop transport, reconnaissance platform, and, in a limited degree, armed gunship. Civil models of this craft have been used by emergency services for medical evacuations, as well as conjunction with police forces for manhunts and missing person cases.

Manned by three crew (two pilots, one engineer), it can ferry 21 troops / 14 stretchers / 4,000 kg (8,818 lb) cargo internally / 5,000 kg (11,023 lb) externally slung.

Armed variants typically include a door gunner (typically outfitted with a CMG-28) or a anti-tank missile payload.

HV-9

The HV-9 is a heavy-lift transport, able to lift most vehicles the Cossack Army employs; with the exception being the Lepanto Main Battle Tank.

Major problems have been seen with this design, such as the single crewmember, lack of fail-safes, and overpowered engines for the sake of weight efficiency. However, it can lift an extremely heavy vehicle in a jiffy.


Experimental

N-15 Combat Aid

The N-15 Combat Aid System, or simply the N-15 CAST, is intended to be a squad utility for infantry and special forces. The system is an open reinforced exoskeleton that helps the wearer walk or run with decreased exhaustion, and because of its universal modification allowance, it can adapt to many theaters and circumstances in combat.

For example, on the back of the skeleton can hold heavy gear, such as a squad's heavy weapons or supplies for a combat engineer. It can even hold a large field radio to help cohesive operations. The exoskeleton itself can carry several times the wearer's weight, allowing for the easy moving of munitions and cargo, and helping the soldier perform during battle.

The weapons systems are usually integrated into the wrists of the armor's gloves, the standard suit having modified CN-19 carbines on both arms. This gives the standard conscript or marine, depending on which service it goes into, a substantial firepower advantage. The exoskeleton can also support replaceable armor plates to protect the chest and thigh regions from light gunfire, providing much more protection than normal kevlar.

Only prototypes of this machine exist as of yet.

Voroshilov Device

After years of testing and development, the prototype dubbed the "Voroshilov Device" was unveiled in 2014 to the Department of War for application in heavy infantry brigades as an anti-armor/fortification/personnel. Although initially laughed at for its absurdity, its design has been streamlined through committees into a more practical design.

The device is a man-portable field application of thermite, resembling a conventional flamethrower, that projects an ignited stream of thermite-napalm mixture (along with a considerable amount of Chemical B, a classified substance) that allows for the melting and burning of targeted materials. Suggested targets and the uses from its designer, their name kept anonymous, were as follows: Fortifications, structures, armored vehicles, CQC infantry, agricultural products, general infrastructure, dense vegetation, wildlife, drywall, food preparation, disease control, sabotage of military equipment, welding, lighting cigarettes, burning of fossil fuels, destruction of incriminating evidence sensitive documents, civilians combatants, everlasting Olympic torch, a campfire for the boys to gather yonder, emergency censorship, breaching, collateral damage, popcorn, burial, crowd control, critiquing artwork, easing demonic possession, general-purpose anesthesia, area denial, and air freshener.

However, most of these uses have been narrowed down by the Department of War for close-quarters combat, demolition, and the damaging and disabling of combat vehicles.

To account for the heat of the projectile and the lighter to start the fire, the device is made of a tantalum-carbide alloy.

It is currently being deployed within select Naval Infantry and Army Plastuns.




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