On September 8, 2016 Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, visited Tula in accordance with his working schedule.

Его визит начался с посещения НПО «СПЛАВ», где была развернута выставка гражданской продукции оборонных предприятий, входящих в ГК РОСТЕХ, в том числе и тульских. Свои изделия представили АО «КБП», НПО «СПЛАВ», АО «Туламашзавод», КРЭМЗ и другие. Ряд из них уже освоил свои уникальные разработки, кто-то находится на стадии завершения и внедрения в производство. На 90 процентов на выставке было представлено медицинское оборудование и продукция для ГО и ЧС.

At first President Putin visited the SPLAV scientific and production organisation where the civil-purpose products of the ROSTEC defence enterprises were exhibited including the ones manufactured in Tula.The Tula defence industry was presented byJSC “KBP”, NPO “СПЛАВ”, JSC “Tulamashzavod”, KREMZ and others. Some of them have serial production of their unique creations; others are on the final development stage with their products and are planning serial production.The 90 percent of the exhibits were the medical equipment designed for civil defence and emergency situations.

Dmitri Konoplev, Deputy Director General with High Precision Weapons group and Managing Director with JSC “KBP” familiarized President Putin with the Lantset-2 surgical laser system. The idea of a medical laser was born between KBP engineers in the hard 1990s. That times almost all designing divisions proposed their developments which significantly improved production technology and scientific levels. Laser beam allows for tissue destruction visual control, tissue damage minimization, hemorrhage suppression, good and quick wound healing. In many cases a laser beam is the only surgical operative measure when other instruments cannot do the job. A group of creative engineers suggested that the effective Co2 - laser used in military-purpose equipment can became a basis to design a new generation of laser scalpels which later were named Lantset. The core of new developments became the ultra-compact laser being a breakthrough technology between existing overseas and home equivalents. The authors of this work were awarded the USSR Council of Ministers Prize. The work was continued. The future-oriented team is striving to create laser systems of the next generation.