Monthly Archives: August 2014

Unique Database of Satellite Images of Russia Exceeded 3.5 million Scenes

 

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“A unique archive of satellite imagery of territory of the Russian Federation amounted to more than 3.5 million scenes. The scope of received and stored information reached 400,000 gigabytes,” she said.

According to the company, it started the formation of its own archive of remote sensing data in 2004, when the network of stations “UniScan” allowed to carry out reception of space information throughout the country.

The archive contains the satellite data with a spatial resolution of 0.5 to 150 meters per pixel. The information from is widely used not only in Russia but also all over the world through catalogs of international providers of satellite data.

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OPK Developed System that Reduce Visibility of T-50

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Specialists of research and production center NPP “Polet” created the integrated antenna-feeder systems for fighter T-50 and Ka-52 helicopter that allow to reduce several times the radar signature of the aircraft, the spokesman of the United Instrument Corporation (OPK), which includes the NPP “Polet” told to RIA Novosti.

Now all subsystems in the aircraft equipment have its own antenna, the number of antennas on one aircraft could reach several tens, which greatly increases the cost and improves radiovisibility of the object.

Antenna-feeder system of the new generation, developed by NPP “Polet”, allows you to combine the antenna for the transceiver equipment for various purposes and to minimize the number of antenna devices. They are embedded in the fuselage skin, which is protected by radar transparent coating, which reduces wind resistance and the radar signature of the aircraft.

Tula Government Ready to Buy Chinese Cars Produced in Home Region

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The company “Haveyl Motor Manufacturing Rus” (a subsidiary of the Chinese company Great Wall Motors) started construction of a car factory in Uzlovaya district, Tula Region, the press service of the Tula region government reported. The ceremony of laying the first stone in the construction of the Haval brand car factory took place on Monday at the industrial park “Uzlovaya”.

Tula region governor Vladimir Gruzdev said that the regional government would buy Haval cars. “Great Wall company sells more than 900,000 vehicles per year. This company will bring the most modern production. It will not be screwdriver assembly, but the full cycle of car production. In its turn, the Tula region Government undertakes to purchase the cars produced in Tula”, Gruzdev said on Monday after the ceremony of laying the first stone in the construction of the plant.

Moscow May Receive Vertical Parking in Underground Stations Wells

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The center of Moscow may see vertical parking in the wells remaining from the construction of stations of Kalininskaya-Solntsevskaya line, the deputy general director of JSC “Mosmetrostroy” Mikhail Pankratov said to M24.ru. “During the construction of stations by deep level method instead of soil cut, one vertical tunnel is constructed through which the equipment descends underground. The rest of the construction is underground. Upon its completion, these holes are no longer used, and it is possible to place there the parking lot,” Pankratov said.

The automated vertical parking needs an underground tunnel with a diameter of not less than 10-11 m and a depth of about 85 m. It is assumed that the center of the parking will be occupied by a lift for cars, and on the sides – parking spaces. The entrance to the lift can be done as a small add-in-box. Capacity of one such parking will be 86 parking spaces.

 

Indonesia and Laos to Purchase Russian SSJ-100 Aircraft

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Russia has reached agreements on the supply of the SSJ-100 passenger aircraft to the customers from Laos and Indonesia. This was stated by Russia’s Minister of Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukaev. The official didn’t disclose any details of the deal. According to the information available, Laos will receive three SSJ-100 aircraft, while Indonesia will be supplied with 10 airliners.

It should be noted that Sky Aviation was the first SSJ-100 customer in Southeast Asia. The company received three Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes, but suspended its operations due to financial difficulties in March 2014. Lao Central Airlines was supplied with two aircraft (company placed an order for three aircraft with an option for 6 airliners). However, the company announced the suspension of flights in December 2013. The SSJ-100 is currently operated by Aeroflot, Yakutiya, Moscoviya, Gazprom Avia, and Interjet.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to Receive 11 Warships and Supply Vessels

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The Russian Black Sea Fleet will receive a total of 11 new warships and supply vessels, including two Grachonok anti-sabotage boats, six supply vessels, two Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines, and two frigates. This was announced by Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Viktor Chirkov.

“By the end of 2014, the Black Sea Fleet will take delivery of two Grachonok anti-sabotage boats and six supply vessels of different classes. Two Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines, the Novorossiysk and the Rostov-on-Don, are expected to join the Black Sea Fleet this year,” the Navy Commander stated.

Mr. Chirkov also noted that by the end of the year, the Black Sea Fleet is due to receive a new Project 1135.6 frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, and launch the second ship of the same project, the Admiral Essen, in September or October. The project envisages the construction of six frigates for the Black Sea Fleet.

Russia to Resume CARS Program for Sales Promotion

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Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has suggested resuming a large-scale CARS program to run from September through the end of the year to boost the automobile market of the Russian Federation. This came in a statement by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“Under the conditions of turning in old cars to be demolished or traded in with payment to buy a new one, car owners can get a discount for purchasing a new one from producers. This would give a significant impetus to the car sales,” Mr. Medvedev pointed out.

According to Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, the program worth 10 billion rubles is aimed at selling more than 170,000 cars before the end of 2014. The previous Russian CARS program worth 30 billion rubles was implemented in 2010-2011, allowing car owners to trade in vehicles that were more than 10 years old for a 50,000 ruble state certificate to buy a new Russian-made car.

Russia to Begin Constructing Anaerobic Submarines in 2017

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Russia will start constructing a new generation of conventional submarines equipped with anaerobic systems in 2017. This information was presented by Russia’s Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Viktor Chirkov.

“Of course, we plan to continue constructing diesel-electric submarines for the Naval Forces. Today, we are talking about conventional submarines. Starting from 2017, we will begin constructing a new generation of submarines with an anaerobic system and the Admiralty Shipyards will take on the construction project,” Mr. Chirkov announced.

According to previous reports, the main advantage of the air-independent energy system is an increase in the ship’s speed and the ability to remain submerged while recharging its batteries.

ASD Started Testing Heavy Missiles “Angara-A5”

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Specialists of the Aerospace Defense troops (ASD) of Russia started all-inclusive testing of heavy class rocket “Angara-A5” at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, the commander of the Aerospace Defense Lieutenant General Alexander Golovko said.

He reported this on Wednesday to the head of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu, who during his working trip to the launch site familiarized with the training facilities for space rocket complex to work with “Angara-A5,” and checked the readiness of the social infrastructure of the northern cosmodrome.

Golovko said that “preparation for the first launch is on schedule, it is scheduled for the end of December.”

The enter of “Angara” in the operation should allow Russia to launch in orbit satellites of all types without polluting the atmosphere of the Earth, providing an independent and guaranteed access to space for the country.

New Approach to Storage System

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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will upgrade the storage system of materiel and weapon until 2018, destroying more than 400 old warehouses and building more than 20 modern production and logistics facilities, Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov told to reporters.

“Until 2018 the Defense Ministry will build 24 modern production and logistics facilities. All the construction was planned in accordance with the development plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation until 2020,” Bulgakov said at the ceremony of laying the cornerstone in the production and logistics facility “Nara”.

He stressed that modern material resources, equipment and weapons require new approaches to the storage system.