Monthly Archives: June 2014

Russian and German Young Scientists to Work Together to Develop Technologies for Future Aircraft Engines


Yesterday, the first International Summer School on Engine Construction has closed in Samara.

It was organized by the Second Faculty (aircraft engines), together with the Council of young scientists and specialists of SSAU. Participants of the school were graduate and doctoral students of SSAU Institute and Aircraft Engines Institute (ILA) of the University of Stuttgart, the SSAU Center for Public Affairs reported.

International cooperation between the two universities has been going on for about ten years. “Graduate students of SSAU fulfill their projects during internships in Germany. In its turn, scientists from Stuttgart are working on their dissertations in our country,” says the graduate student of the theory of aircraft engines Grigory Popov.

The subject of projects affected topical issues in aerospace engineering: micro gas turbines for drones, alternative jet fuel, as well as the creation of advanced aircraft engines using virtual simulation.


Nuclear Submarine “Knyaz Vladimir” to Receive New Equipment

Атомная подводная лодка (АПЛ) "Юрий Долгорукий"

The newest nuclear submarine “Knyaz Vladimir” of “Borey” project will soon receive new equipment, press service of the “Sevmash” told to the reporters.

The nuclear submarine was laid July 30, 2012 in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.

“The nuclear submarine of the new generation “Knyaz Vladimir” is preparing to the acceptance of large equipment. All components, systems, complexes of the submarine are designed and produced by Russian companies. This is one of the features of the ship,” the press service said.

The representatives of “Sevmash” stressed that the constructors of the ship do not use accessories of plants of near or far abroad, and a large number of products are manufactured directly in the engineering workshops of the plant.

In total up to 2020 it is planned to receive eight submarines of “Borey” project. Its length is 170 meters, width – 13.5 meters, and submerged displacement – 24,000 tons. The ships of “Borey” project can carry 16 intercontinental ballistic sea-based missiles P-30 “Bulava-30”.

Arctic Silver Thermal Underwear and Bracelets for Special Forces to Arouse Interest at Innovation Day of Central Military District


As the press service of the Central Military District reports, the silvered metal wire sewn into the underwear heats super-strong elastic fabric that allows soldiers to feel comfortable and to carry out duties in the most severe arctic conditions. Outfits are made for the military guards, intelligence and diving units. Now they are being tested.

Special bracelets attached to soldier’s hand transmit information about his presence on the digital card of commander. Using the device you can give commands without noise, as well as alarms. The exhibition presented a range of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft of quadrocopter type, as well as means of strike, search and rescue facilities and remote clearance robots, integrated missile systems, systems of non-lethal weapons, bulletproof vests and tissue with anti-shock devices, heavy-duty plates for armor, as well as lead bullets with moving pallets igniting incendiary composition after hitting at armor.

Rogozin: Russia is Ready to Explore Mars Together with China


Russia is ready to explore Mars and the Moon together with Chinese partners, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said during a round table at the exhibition “The First Russian-Chinese Expo”.

Now Russia is pursuing a profound reform of the space industry, trying to catch up with technological progress, the vice premier recalled. “This is accompanied by accidents, so we cannot look at it calmly, and deep reforms that should lead today to consolidation of the Russian aerospace industry, will necessarily give the desired result very soon,” Rogozin said.

Rogozin also reported that Moscow believes in the need to work on high technology with Beijing, starting from cooperation of GLONASS and “Beidou”. “We deserve to go to a new level of quality of technological cooperation between Russia and China, and we’ll start to do it is with cooperation of GLONASS and “Beidou,” Deputy Prime Minister said.

Russia to Develop Cooperation with Libya, Pakistan & Argentina


Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia is interested in restoring its close trade and economic ties with Libya, as well as expanding mutual cooperation in the military-technical sphere.

“We support the efforts of the Libyan authorities to stabilize a situation in the country and ensure a national consent,” Mr. Putin said at a ceremony of the presentation of credentials.

According to the President, Russian companies are also ready to implement projects in Pakistan, particularly, in energy and metallurgy industries.

“We place a high priority on the development of our cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” Mr. Putin continued.

In addition, the Russian leader hopes to discuss the implementation of joint projects in the energy sector, in the field of peaceful nuclear energy programs, military-technical cooperation and engineering during his visit to Buenos Aires.

Russia Likely to Supply China with Su-35 Fighter Jets


China is likely to sign a contract for the purchase of the fourth-generation Su-35 fighters from Russia. This statement was made by former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force and Head of Military Aviation Programs at the United Aircraft Corporation Vladimir Mikhailov on June 28, 2014.

“Our fighter jets are very competitive. We will conclude a contract for the supply of Su-35s with China in the near future. These fighters draw the interest of many potential customers,” Mr. Mikhailov pointed out.

It should be noted that the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation earlier reported that Russia and China held negotiations concerning these aircraft but didn’t plan to conclude a contract in the short run. As for cooperation on the advanced combat aircraft, Mr. Mikhailov added that India and Russia were developing a fifth-generation T-50 aircraft as part of a joint program.

It is worth mentioning that the Su-35 is a 4++ generation aircraft and a deep modernization of the T-10S platform developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.

Russian Navy Adhering to Mistral Warships Plan


The spokesman for the Russian Navy has denied a rumorthat one of the two Mistral-class helicopter carriers being built in France, the Sevastopol, will be based in Crimea on the Black Sea. Some mass media earlier said that one of the two assault ships will enter service with the Black Sea Fleet by 2015. A pier was reportedly being equipped for it.

“The Command of the Russian Naval Forces has made no changes to its original plans for the Mistral ships. Infrastructures are being built in Vladivostok. No amendments have been made,” the Navy’s spokesman announced on Friday.

According to the official, there were certain plans aimed at upgrading the composition of the Black Sea Fleet in the near future. Six Project 636.6 submarines and Project 11356 frigates would join the Fleet soon.

“Mistral-class ships are not included in these plans,” the spokesman said.

According to the official information, the contract for building two Mistral-type ships was signed between Russia and France in June 2011. The warship named Vladivostok is scheduled to join the Russian Navy in 2014. The second ship, the Sevastopol, is to be adopted in 2015.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to Receive More Vessels


The quantity and quality of vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will be considerably increased. This statement was made by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov.

“After the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia, we have plans to adjust the development of the Black Sea Fleet. The number and quality of vessels will be revised and increased,” Mr. Borisov pointed out, adding that the shipbuilding program until 2050 is designed for determining the types and number of warships and vessels manufactured in the interests of the Russian Navy.

“One of its goals is to specify the minimum range of warships, provide standards for manufacturing plants, and improve the entire life cycle of equipment and weaponry,” Mr. Borisov stated, noting that Russian shipbuilders have a perspective for the preparation and possible adaptation of their facilities for the construction of new types of modern military equipment.

As for the development of new warships, Mr. Borisov said that the Russian Navy would design new aircraft carriers, but not within the next five years.

Rogozin to Receive the Report on the Implementation of ERA-GLONASS in Summer


The report on the implementation of emergency response system for road accidents will be presented to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to the end of the summer, the president of NP “GLONASS” Alexander Gurko told reporters on Thursday.

“According to our plans we finish our discussion of the issues by the end of summer and prepare a report to Rogozin on the implementation of the system”, Gurko said.

ERA-GLONASS system is designed for use with global satellite navigation system GLONASS. It is activated automatically in case of a severe accident, if airbag triggers or acceleration sensors show a greater overload.

Signal transmission standard should not take more than 20 seconds.

As previously reported by Gurko, it is invested nearly 4 billion rubles in this system.

Ural Robotics Developed Pocket Drone for Scouts and Tourists


Pocket drone is developed by Ural specialists. The device fits in the palm of an adult, and the distance between its axes is only 12 cm, ITAR-TASS reports referring to the technical director of the robotics workshop Taras Shevchenko.

3D-model of the first Russian miniature quadrocopter is today revealed on Innovation Day, which takes place in the Central Military District. According to the chief of the district staff, Lieutenant-General Alexander Dvornikov, this development will help in the exploration of area during the exercise.

“The robot is equipped with a video camera and a transmitter with a range of about 200 meters, Shevchenko said. The device will be placed in a special tube with a battery to charge. Quadrocopter will automatically start working as soon as it is taken out of the tube, and will perform the programmed instructions. The user with the remote will direct the machine himself.”

According to Shevchenko, before year-end the specialists plan to complete the development of the first model of pocket drone for tourists and the military.