Daily Archives: February 11, 2015

Booster Dnepr with South Korean Satellite to Be Launched in Orenburg region

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The Russian government issued a decree allowed the Defense Ministry to launch the booster RS-20B “Dnepr” (“Satan” by NATO classification), developed by Ukraine, with South Korean communication satellite from the launching area Dombarovsky in the Orenburg region.

This follows from the document published on the official web portal of legal information, RIA Novosti reported.

Earlier it was reported that the launches of the conversion carrier rockets “Satan” with commercial satellites under the program of the joint venture “Kosmotras” are suspended for an indefinite period, Roskosmos confirmed to the RIA Novosti news agency.

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Crisis and Sanctions are Suitable Soil for Development of Advanced Business

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The economic crisis is an impetus for the development of advanced business.

For the past few years, Russia has developed a worldwide trend: international corporations such as IBM, Oracle, HP began working in Russia directly, refusing to system integrators as unnecessary middlemen. Because of the sanctions and the fall of the ruble, the dollar-based American IT-products have become unprofitable for Russian integrators. And besides, the customers are increasing their IT-department, attacking business integrators on the other hand.

Russian system integrators for several times overslept the opportunity to take a more strategic position in the food chain of the IT-market. Nowadays the crisis gives them another chance. System integrators need to actively invest in their own development, attract corporate venture capital investments, and absorb startups whose developments they can scale due to large customers.

KRET Introduced New Avionics for Aircrafts MS-21 and SSJ 100

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Concern “Radio-electronic technology” (KRET), part of the State Corporation Rostec, for the first time presented samples of avionics systems complex for advanced MS-21 aircraft. The series production and delivery of the developed equipment are planned for 2016.

To implement the policy of import substitution, KRET will replace most of the imported avionics for domestic products in the latest airplanes MS-21 and SSJ 100. As a result, the share of Russian-made avionics will almost double – from currently 48% to 80% by the end of 2015, the press service of the concern reports.

The demonstration was held in the Institute of Aircraft Equipment (NIIAO) for the Corporation “Irkut”, which is the sole executor of development and certification of aircraft MS-21, as well as representatives of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, UAC, the State Corporation Rostec and the Company “Sukhoi”.

Yota Devices Signed Contract with Potevio

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The company Yota Devices announced a one of the largest transactions in the history for the supply of Russian high-tech equipment in the field of consumer electronics to China. The contract signed with the state company Potevio provides the sale of YotaPhone 2 smartphones in China.

Under the terms of the Contract, Potevio will sell and implement marketing support for YotaPhone 2 throughout China.

“Entering the Chinese market, for which all major smartphone manufacturers of the world are fighting, is of course an important and crucial step for a young company. The contract with Potevio allows us to confidently speak of high interest for our products in the region and China’s desire to develop cooperation with Russia in the field of innovative electronics,” General Director of Yota Devices Vladislav Martynov said.

Eleron Obtains Patent for New Utility Model

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Russia’s Eleron has received a patent for a video monitoring device to be used in the areas with high levels of ionizing radiation (utility model No. 148690).

According to the company’s press service, the invention relates to the technical means of visual control and is designed for providing continuous remote monitoring of the operations with nuclear materials in the areas with high levels of ionizing gamma radiation and neutron exposure, as well as for recording, storing and transmitting video to external devices. The patented device will be used in the video surveillance system at the facilities of the Rosatom State Corporation.

In 2014, the company received 14 proprietary articles, including 3 patents, 8 certificates for computer programs and 3 know-hows, and submitted 9 applications for inventions and utility models and 6 applications for computer programs. The company has a total of 63 patents and certificates.

NASA Willing to Buy 6 Additional Places on Soyuz Spacecraft

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NASA has said in a statement that it would like to buy another six places on the Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft to take American astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018 and bring them back to Earth in 2019. According to the information available, the US Space Agency plans to enter into a contract with the Russian Space Agency in the short run.

The Russian spacecraft have been traditionally used to take astronauts to the International Space Station, and the running contract between NASA and Roscosmos lasts until the end of 2017. According to media reports, the US Space Agency pays about 76 million for a place on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA announced that the new agreement with Russian partners would ensure permanent US presence on the ISS until the United States could produce their own reliable commercial spacecraft that are being developed by Boeing and Space-X at the moment.

More than 40 Russian Companies to Take Part in Aero India-2015

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41 Russian companies and organizations will participate in India’s main air show, Aero India-2015, to take place on February 18-22 in Bangalore. This information was presented by the Indian Defence Ministry on Tuesday.

The Russian companies that will attend the Aero India-2015 air show include Rostec, Rosoboronexport, Almaz-Antey, Russian Helicopters, United Engine Corporation, United Aircraft Corporation, Sukhoi, MiG and Irkut. The United States will be represented by 64 companies at the Indian air show, which will be attended by organizations from 33 countries, including Israel, Great Britain and France.

The Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace has also confirmed that it will attend the Aero India-2015 air show. The company will showcase a mock-up of its BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile and a small copy of its future BrahMos-2 hypersonic missile.

Russia Developing New Complex for Highly Skilled Snipers

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The new sniper complex will undergo state tests before the end of this year. This information was presented by Director General of the Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochmash) Dmitry Semizorov.

According to the information available, the manufacturers are currently developing a new sniper complex.

“The new complex is at the stage of prototyping and preliminary tests,” Mr. Semizorov announced, noting that the manufacturers plan to finish state trials before the end of this year.

Specifying the characteristics of the new sniper rifle, Mr. Semizorov noted that it would be designed for highly skilled shooters.