Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

Naval Aviation to Receive Additional MiG-29K

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The strengthening and development of naval aviation in 2015 will be effectuated by means of renovation and modernization of the fleet.

This was stated by Chief of Naval Aviation, Hero of Russia, Major-General Igor Kozhin. “This year we plan to supply MiG-29K aircrafts to the naval aviation. As a result, we will receive more than 20 MiG-29K, which will become the basis for the formation of a new aviation military unit in the Northern Fleet,” Major General Igor Kozhin said.

In addition, we will continue the work on receiving to naval aviation of the aircrafts based on the Il-38 with new anti-submarine complex on the board. Also we will effectuate the active modernization of the existing and well-established anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27PL. The machine will receive a new anti-submarine set and avionics.

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Team of Researchers from Russia to Test Apparatus for Diving of “Aircraft Equipment” Holding

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A team of researchers led by the traveler Oleg Volynkin, will use for scuba diving the apparatus of the holding “Aircraft Equipment” of the State Corporation Rostec in world expedition “Pride of Russia”.

The start of journey is scheduled for May 10th. During the voyage to three oceans on the trimaran, built without a nail, the travelers will dive with breathing valve and gear of the holding, developing the statistics of dives. This will allow to confirm the high reliability of the new Russian equipment for scuba diving.

The members of the expedition “Pride of Russia” will dive with breathing valve LAM-17 and air gear BP-172 produced by NPP “Respirator” of the holding “Aircraft Equipment”.

MSU SINP Works on Spacecraft to Study Jupiter’s Moon

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Is there life on Jupiter’s moon – Europe? To perform the Russian mission to Jupiter, the employees of Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics under the Moscow State University solve one of the major problems – how to reduce the accumulation of radiation on unmanned spacecraft to extend its service life.

“The spacecraft at the orbit of Europe for two months receives the radiation dose of nearly 1 million rad. For comparison, at the orbits of Earth satellites, GLONASS with even half of the defense will receive such a dose in 25 years,” the employee of MSU SINP Mikhail Podzolkov working on the Russian mission to Jupiter said. This is an extremely high level of radiation, even for electronics of “military “class”.

If life is in the under-ice ocean Europe, it is protected from external radiation with ice of up to 10 kilometers.

Instrument Makers of Rosatom to Deliver Five Radiation Monitoring Systems for Navy

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Specialized Research Institute of Instrument (SNIIP part of the Engineering Division of the state corporation “Rosatom”, holding “Atomenergomash”) is planning this year to deliver five multi-purpose information-management systems (IUS MN) for the Navy of Russia, necessary for the control of radiation levels and accident prevention on ships, “Atomenergomash” said.

The information management systems, developed and delivered by SNIIP, are related to the current generation of information management systems and are a key element in ensuring the survivability of the ships. The company for more than 10 years provides the ships of the Russian Navy with these systems and develops the modernized information-management system (IUS MN).

SNIIP received a certificate of approval of the type of measurement facility IUS MN for the Russian Naval Fleet.

Russia’s EMD Receives New Electronic Warfare System

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The motorized rifle unit of the Eastern Military District stationed in Buryatia has received the newest Borisoglebsk-2V electronic warfare system. This was announced by Colonel Alexander Gordeev, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District, on Monday.

“The representatives of the manufacturer are configuring the electronic equipment and training the personnel,” Mr. Gordeev stated, noting that electronic warfare specialists will practice using the system for different purposes, such as locating sources of electromagnetic emissions and suppressing communications.

It’s necessary to mention that the Borisoglebsk-2V system consists of several electronic units mounted on the MTLB vehicle. Unlike its predecessors, the complex has a wider range of frequencies accessible for electronic surveillance and suppression, as well as faster frequency scanning.

Roscosmos to Revise Manned Space Exploration Prospects

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The new head of the Russian Space Agency Igor Komarov has formed a working group to revise the manned space exploration prospects.

“I have formed a working group that comprises the representatives of several research institutions. The group will have to answer a number of questions, considering the future use of the ISS, the possibility of entering into strategic alliances for space exploration and the prospects for creating a new space station,” Mr. Komarov said, noting that recommendations of the working group will be included into the new Federal Space Program for 2016-2025 to be approved in 2015.

The projects included into the program will receive funding within the next decade. The plans outside the program will be discussed in additional documents, such as the concept of the national lunar exploration program and the long-term program of deep space exploration.

Egypt to Ensure Security with Russian Missile Systems

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Egypt should purchase Russian missile defence systems to ensure its security for decades. This was stated by Director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade Igor Korotchenko.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Egypt, where he will discuss the prospects for development of bilateral relations, including political, economic and humanitarian spheres. According to Mr. Korotchenko, Egypt is primarily interested in creating an effective missile defence system.

“Today, any country that wants to conduct independent policy understands the need to protect its airspace, because an enemy may use precision-guided weapons, cruise missiles, attack aircraft and strategic bombers,” Mr. Korotchenko stated, adding that the Egyptian leadership has already made a number of applications and considered the possibility of purchasing modern Russian missile defence systems and complexes.

Soobrazitelny Corvette Tests New Antisubmarine System

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Russia’s Soobrazitelny corvette has successfully tested the newest Paket-NK antisubmarine system during the military exercises in the Baltic Sea. The Varshavyanka diesel-electric submarine served as a target and was fired at with actual torpedoes which hadn’t been equipped with warheads. According to the information available, the corvette will be engaged in more practice firing and conduct a number of other military exercises.

It should be noted that the Paket-NK system is designed for destroying submarines and torpedoes. The system can operate independently in fully automatic mode. The complex includes a quadruple launcher, a control system, a sonar director station, and torpedoes of two types. The complex has been put into service. It can be used for equipping or upgrading the new vessels.