Monthly Archives: September 2014

Durable Polycarbonate Provides Reliability and Durability of Personal Electronic Cards for Servicemen

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The wear-resistant polycarbonate, which is used during production of personal electronic card (PEC) for soldiers, will ensure their safe preservation from damage and external influences in the course of everyday activities.

As the press service of the Central Military District reported, a unique material can protect the electronic data at a temperature from – 40 to +100 deg. The service life of the card is 10 years.

Information about the serviceman is contained in the memory built-in microcontroller with the capacity of 160 KB. This is enough to store 59 different parameters on the state of health, physical development, moral, psychological and business qualities, training, education, marital status, etc.

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Central Military District Received Laser Shooting Simulators

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The motorized rifle troops of the Central Military District, stationed in Samara, in the framework of the state defense order received 69 sets of laser shooting simulators.

As the press service of the Central Military District reports, these facilities are designed for working by the personnel of tactics in a variety of settings of combined arms combat. The effectiveness of training is increased by 15-20%.

The kit includes shooting and defeat simulators. The first part of the complex allows to simulate the fire of any kind of small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank guided missiles and weapons of the BTR-82A.

Russia Created Complex to Work in Chemical Contamination Area

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The prototype of mobile system that allows simultaneous control of chemical and radiation conditions in the areas of emergencies was developed in the framework of the federal target program “National system of chemical and biological security of the Russian Federation (years 2009 – 2014)”.

According to the program, nowadays the territory of the Russian Federation accumulated nearly 2 billion tons of toxic waste. The special danger for the environment is constituted by waste of electroplating industry, as well as waste containing mercury and organic chlorine.

“The mobile complex of expert evaluation and monitoring of radiation and chemical environment in emergency zones “Expert-ChS-RKh” has been designed, manufactured, and passed into trial operation by the results of state tests,” was said in a statement of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

Manufacturer of SAM “Tor-M2E” to Modernize Production

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Head manufacturer of anti-missile system “Tor-M2E” – Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant in 2014 will spend 1.5 billion rubles on modernization of production, the press service of Concern PVO “Almaz-Antey” told reporters on Monday.

“One of the biggest enterprises of the concern “Almaz-Antey “- IEMZ – in 2014 as part of the modernization of production will spend 1.5 billion rubles,” was said in a statement.

We purchase machines, various devices, generators, power supplies, reconstructed and renovated rooms, the press service quoted the general director of the plant Fanil Ziyatdinov.

IEMZ is the parent company for the production of SAM “Tor-M2E”. In addition, the plant is modernizing SAM “Osa-AKM”, AAMS “Tor-M1” and their modifications, manufacturing of on-board equipment for missiles “ground-to-air” and also provides services to the operating organizations.

Thailand Willing to Purchase Two Russian Helicopters

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The Armed Forces of Thailand have signed a contract for the purchase of the second batch of Russian-made helicopters, including two Mi-17V-5s. This was stated by an official representative of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade.

It should be noted that in February 2011, Thailand purchased the first batch of Russian-made helicopters that included three Mi-17V-5s.

“The parties started discussing the agreement in October 2013. The contract for the purchase of two helicopters for the Armed Forces of Thailand was singed this year in Moscow”, the representative pointed out.

Russia’s state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport has not commented on this information.

It’s worth mentioning that in October 2013, the Government of Thailand approved the allocation of funds for the procurement of eight additional multi-purpose helicopters. The acquisition program provides for the purchase of six UH-72As and two Mi-17V-5s.

Russia’s ADF to Receive New Air Defence Systems by 2020

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Russia’s Aerospace Defence Forces will take delivery of new S-400 Triumf air defence systems by 2020. This information was furnished by Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin, a spokesman of the Russian Defence Ministry’s press service for the Aerospace Defence Forces.

“The servicemen of one of the air defence missile regiments in Moscow Region have finished preparations for the adoption of a new S-400 Triumf air defence system. A total of 12 missile regiments of Russia’s Aerospace Defence Forces will be supplied with new S-400 Triumf air defense systems by 2020,” Mr. Zolotukhin stated.

The S-400 Triumf air defence system is expected to form the cornerstone of Russia’s theater air and missile defences by 2020. The system can engage targets at a maximum range of up to 400 km and at an altitude of 40,000 – 50,000 meters. The system uses a range of missiles and is optimized for engaging ballistic and cruise missiles.

Russia’s Caspian Flotilla Marines Conducting Emergency Drills

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More than 250 marines from the Caspian Flotilla have started emergency parachute jumping drills. This information was presented by the press service of Russia’s Southern Military District.

“Air assault units of the Caspian Flotilla marine troops have started parachute jumping drills as part of the fall season’s airborne training. The personnel are practicing jumping with a parachute, actions in case of emergency situations in the air and landing on different surfaces at a training facility with the help of parachute simulators. The marines will carry out jumps out of Mi-8 helicopters at different times of day and practice assembling upon landing. They will also conduct subversive operations at important objectives of the imaginary enemy,” the press service informed.

According to the press release, more than 250 marines will take part in the drills, with 50 of them carrying out parachute jumps for the first time.

Russia May Provide Mexico with Clean Oil Production Technologies

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Russia is ready to share its clean technologies for gas and oil production with Mexico. This was announced by Head of the Department at Russia’s Ministry for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources Dmitry Belanovich.

“It is recommended to use the technologies alternative to fracking (hydraulic fracturing), which are applied in different parts of the world. In Russia, various technologies are used, but all of them have to undergo examination by the specialists at a government level before they can be applied anywhere,” Mr. Belanovich stated in Mexico.

“The fracking method is very harmful for the environment and should be avoided. Russia tries not to use technologies that seriously harm the environment. If Mexico’s Ministry of Environment addressed us on the subject of clean oil production technologies, we would gladly share our experience in this sphere,” Mr. Belanovich concluded.

“GLONASS” OJSC Created in Russia

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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin welcomed the establishment of wholly state-owned joint-stock company “GLONASS”, noting that it is time for Russia to learn how to profit from the “space capabilities of the country”.

Previously, a single portal of information on the development of normative legal acts of the Russian Federation Ministry of Transport published a bill on the establishment of joint-stock company “GLONASS” with registered capital of 100 million rubles, RIA Novosti reported. The Department of Transportation will implement the rights of a shareholder on behalf of the state. The draft resolution also instructs the Ministry of Transport to prepare a proposal on the inclusion in the list of strategic joint-stock companies.

“Creation of wholly state-owned “GLONASS” OJSC is the first step in the commercialization of space services. It’s time to learn how to profit from space (literally and figuratively) capabilities of the country,” Rogozin wrote on his page on Facebook.

UMPO Created First Parts of Gas Turbine Engine Using Heat Resistant Aluminum

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The enterprise Ufa Engine Industrial Association of the division “Engines for combat aircraft” of Rostec in conjunction with the Ufa State Technical University of Aviation released the first blades of a gas turbine engine made with heat-resistant aluminum.

In 2013, it was managed to get the first samples of the details of the new alloy, this year it will be used in production of full-length compressor blades, the press service of the company reports. The next step – welding them to the disc by linear friction welding – will be made after machining. All studies are conducted jointly by UMPO and USATU with the participation of another member of the division – NPP “Motor”. It is planned to test the technology on the gas turbine drive GTP-953 developed at NPP “Motor” and, in the case of successful trials, to offer suggest to the introduction in the production of turbine engine for military aviation.