Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

Aerospace Defense Troops in 2015 to Receive New Training and Combat Vehicles S-400

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The troops of Aerospace Defense (ASD) in 2015 will receive new training and combat vehicles of antiaircraft missile systems S-400 “Triumph” and simulators of rocket and gun systems “Pantsir-S”, the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry for Aerospace Defense troops Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said.

“The training simulators of air defense missile-gun complex “Pantsir-S” in the classroom and mobile versions, as well as combat-capable machines of antiaircraft missile system S-400 will be deployed at the training center of anti-aircraft missile forces of the Mozhaiskiy Military Space Academy (Gatchina) and Yaroslavl branch of the Military Space Academy,” Zolotukhin said.

In addition, the Zhukov Military Academy of Aerospace Defense will receive a classroom version of the simulator complex S-400 “Tenor”, the Colonel added.

“In 2015 the troops of Aerospace Defense planned to receive about ten educational and training systems of different modifications,” Zolotukhin concluded.

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Unique Test Chamber Developed for Observatory “Millimetron”

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The specialists of “Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems” created a new experimental facility for the space observatory “Millimetron” – vacuum test chamber.

It is designed for thermal vacuum tests of samples of materials that become part of the design of space radio telescope, Roscosmos explained. The available experimental base allows the cooling of elements to the temperature of liquid nitrogen – minus 196 C, that is not enough to simulate conditions as close to space. Thanks to its creation, the designers of the new telescope will be able to expose on Earth the elements of Space Observatory to extreme thermal loads. High availability at very low temperatures is one of the most important requirements for functionality of “Millimetron”.

The new chamber provides the conditions not only of a high vacuum but also a cooling to very low temperatures – minus 268.5 C.

Russian High-Altitude Aircraft to Take Part in European Research Project StratoClim

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JSC “Myasishchev Experimental Machine-Building Plant” (part of “United Aircraft Corporation”) and the German Alfred Wegener Institute (Potsdam, Germany) signed a contract on the use of the Russian high-altitude aircraft M-55 “Geophysics” in European research project StratoClim to study the atmosphere and the Earth’s climate.

The start of operations in the framework of the project is scheduled for January 2016. Basic research missions will be carried out in the summer of 2016 in India, the press service of JSC “UAC” reports.

“Our machine is capable of flying at an altitude of 21.5 km and carry up to 2 tons of scientific equipment. These characteristics make it ideal for studying the composition of the atmosphere, global climate, space, astrophysical and astronomical observations, the completion of satellite remote sensing equipment,” Gennady Belyaev, Chief Designer of Myasishchev Experimental Machine-Building Plant said.

Russian Navy to Receive New Generation Hydrographic Vessels

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In 2015 the industrial enterprises will deliver two large hydrographic boats of the project 19920 to hydrographic service of the Russian Navy.

This was announced by the Head of Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of Russia captain Sergey Travin.

The specifications of the boats are following:

displacement – 320 tons;

cruising range – 1,500 miles. The boats will be part of the Baltic and Pacific fleets.

“These large hydrographic boats are furnished with modern navigation and hydrographic equipment, allowing to perform highly accurate areal survey of bottom topography, maintain means of navigation equipment, deliver personnel, food, fuel and lubricants for lighthouses and signs on unequipped coast,” the captain Sergey Travin told.

Russia’s Soobrazitelny Corvette Destroys Imaginary Enemy

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The crew of the Baltic Fleet’s Soobrazitelny corvette destroyed a submarine of an imaginary enemy using the latest Paket antisubmarine weapons system at the marine sites in the Baltic Sea. This information was presented by the press service of the Baltic Fleet on Friday.

“The crew practiced the steps to search for and detect a submarine using the advanced antisubmarine weapons systems. The Varshavyanka-class submarine was used as a submarine of an imaginary enemy,” the press center informed, noting that the target was figuratively destroyed with the help of the latest Paket weapons system capable of detecting, classifying and determining the movement parameters of torpedoes.

The Soobrazitelny corvette was laid down in May 2003. The vessel has a displacement of 2,000 tons, a length of 100 meters, a speed of up to 27 knots, and an operating range of 4,000 nautical miles. The corvette was delivered to the Russian Navy on October 14, 2011.

Shvabe Demonstrates New Medical Equipment in Dubai

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Russia’s Shvabe presented the latest medical equipment at the Arab Health-2015 exhibition that was held in Dubai (UAE). This information was furnished by the press service of the holding.

“As of 2014, the market of the Middle East accounted for about 10% of our medical equipment exports. Participation in the Arab Health exhibition was a good opportunity to show our latest achievements in the medical field,” Deputy Director General for Sales, Foreign Activities and Marketing Anatoly Sludnykh stated.

According to the information available, Shvabe showcased a wide range of the advanced neonatal equipment. In addition, the specialists held more than 150 meetings with the organizations involved in the manufacture of health care products. Representatives of the company from India discussed the possibility of establishing a joint venture for the medical equipment production. More than 10 companies declared their intention to become a distributor in Egypt.

Russian Scientists Discuss U-3 Nuclear Reactor

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The Krylov State Research Center held a working meeting on the directions for researching the U-3 nuclear reactor. The meeting was attended by leading experts of different organizations, including Rubin, Malakhit, Avrora, Atomenergo, Rostekhnadzor and many others.

The participants visited the U-3 reactor installation site, reactor hall, control unit and other places. Head of the Naval Power, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department Vyacheslav Struev informed the guests about new opportunities for researching the reactor in the interests of enterprises and organizations of the shipbuilding industry.

In addition, the Krylov State Research Center and Rosatom’s Central Institute for Advanced Studies signed an agreement to train the personnel for working on the nuclear facilities based on the U-3 reactor.

It should be noted that the U-3 nuclear reactor is a unique facility that was used to solve many problems of the modern nuclear fleet.

Meteor-M1 and Elektro-L1 to Monitor Space Environment

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Russian scientists have discussed results of the first phase of the project titled “The system of radiation monitoring in the surrounding space and intended orbits”. The first phase of the project was used to develop comprehensive scientific and technological solutions in the field of monitoring and forecasting of the radiation state of the circumterrestrial space.

“Space exploration is necessary to prevent negative effects of radiation on the spacecraft equipment and cosmonauts,” Space Monitoring Center Director Vladimir Kalegaev stated.

The new project will be implemented on the basis of the Space Monitoring Center that provides information about the current state of the space environment. This information is automatically transferred from Meteor-M1, Elektro-L1, SDO, ACE and GOES satellites. The information is also obtained by means of the operational models of the space environment developed at the Space Monitoring Center.