Project of Russian-Italian submarine S-1000 can be modified for the needs of the Navy

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Project of S1000 small-displacement submarine, developed by Russia and Italy, can be modified for the needs of the Russian Navy, said the deputy director of the Central Design Bureau “Rubin” Andrey Baranov.

“This boat can be in demand in the small sea areas – Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Caspian Sea. Project S-1000 is a compromise between serious weapons, acceptable autonomy and speed, and is very compact in size, which can facilitate the basing and maintenance. And the price is less,” Baranov said.

He stressed that the project based on the S-1000 will not repeat the tasks of submarines “Piranha” designed by “Malachit”.

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The newest version of “Abramsov” and “Leopardov” fighters – self-propelled “Sprut” will appear in December 2014

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In IV quarter of 2014 LLC “Volgograd engineering company” will begin manufacturing prototypes of floating air-droppable anti-tank gun for the subsequent pre-test.

According to the executive director of Concern “Tractor plants” Alexander Klyuzhev, at the end of the last year the state contract with the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation was signed to perform development work on the modernization of the 125-mm self-propelled anti-tank gun 2S25.

As expected, in the framework of the modernization Sprut will be unified with the BMD-4M by the engine, transmission and chassis.

Admiral Abramov will focus “Factory Leninets” on weapons for the Navy

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Former Chief of Staff of the Russian Navy Admiral Mikhail Abramov in the new post of chairman of the board of directors of STC “Plant Leninets” will focus the company on the field of maritime weapons systems, a company representative told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

Earlier, the “Plant Leninets” (St. Petersburg) specializing in the production of electronic equipment for the Air Force. Last week, Abramov was elected as a chairman of the board of directors. “The appointment of Admiral Abramov enabled the company to focus its efforts on the field of maritime weapons systems, to extend the scope of its products in the interest of the Navy. So far, “Plant Leninets” increasingly concentrate our efforts on the needs of the Air Force and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic equipment for them “- said the agency interlocutor.

Swedish IAC may invest 10 million euros in production of aluminum automotive components in Russia

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The Swedish International Aluminium Casting (IAC) may invest about 10 million euros in the organization of production of aluminum automotive components in Russia, a company spokesman Stefan Gustavson said.

According to him, now the IAC is in talks with several companies to supply their products. “We are interested in those regions where there are direct automakers and suppliers of first and second level,” he said. Gustavson said the company sees an opportunity to create a separate production in any of the industrial parks and the purchase of finished production for its redevelopment.

Investment of 10 million euros is only the first stage in the future the company will be able to expand production.

“Information Satellite Systems” produced “Yamal-401” spacecraft

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The company “Information Satellite Systems” named after Academician Reshetnev ” produced another telecommunications spacecraft -” Yamal-401 “.

“Yamal-401” spacecraft  is designed to provide relaying of communications signals and broadcasting in Europe and Asia in a continuous mode.

53 transponders and six antennas operating in the C and Ku-band frequencies are installed on the satellite.

“Yamal-401” is the third spacecraft, created on the basis of a unified platform of heavy class “Express 2000”. Mass of the satellite is 2976 kg; power dissipated in the payload – 11 kW; lifetime is 15 years.

“Rossetti” and the Moscow government will develop infrastructure for electric vehicles charging

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JSC “Rossetti” and the Moscow City Government signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of electric vehicles market and charging infrastructure in the Russian capital.

To do this, a working group, which will develop draft regulations to control the market of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the Moscow region, will be created. In addition, it is planned to implement a number of investment projects to create new objects of the charging infrastructure taking into account transport and urban policy of the Moscow Government. At the places of charging stations free parking zone for electric vehicles will be provided.

Issues related to technological connection of electric charging infrastructure and the allocation of the necessary power for it as provided in the agreement, will be implemented by a subsidiary of “Rossetti” – JSC “Moscow United Electric Grid”.

Machine tool builders and VIAM identify promising ways of cooperation

image descriptionOn August 27, 2014 All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) was attended by representatives of “Stankoprom” headed by the first deputy general director of the holding Evgeny Polkanov.

The guests got acquainted with the experimental research and production base of VIAM. In particular, they examined the scientific and industrial complexes: thermal treatment, ion-plasma coatings, isothermal forging of superalloys, gas turbine and production of powders and powder solders, ceramic debris and antioxidant coatings, abrasive grinding the cast bar stock.

In addition, the delegation visited the research facilities: chemical rapid analysis of super alloys, additive manufacturing, as well as high-temperature and fatigue tests.

Russian suppliers replace Ukrainian company in shipyard’s submarine projects

1A Russian shipyard said on Wednesday it no longer depends on supplies of Ukrainian equipment for building nuclear power submarines as it completed the government’s task to eliminate the reliance on imports.

“We’ve already found Russian suppliers of these products,” the press service of “Sevmash,” a shipyard based in Severodvinsk in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region, told Itar-Tass.

Sevmash is successfully implementing its import-substitution programme and the newest submarines of Project 885 (“Yasen”) will have 100% of Russian equipment, the press service said.

India, Russia kick off first-ever joint air drills

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The Indian and Russian air forces began exercises in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region near the Caspian Sea on 25 August, their first drills together despite decades of close defence relations between the two countries.

The Indian Air Force (IAF), however, is not fielding any of its assets for the 10-day exercise. Instead, its fighter and helicopter pilots, missile combat crews, and engineers are operating Russian Air Force platforms and equipment.

These include Su-30SM fighters, Mi-17 transport, and Mi-35 attack helicopters, variants of which comprise a significant proportion of the IAF’s inventory.

Russian Helicopters and UAC to collaborate on enhanced quality management systems for Russian aviation industry

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Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and United Aircraft Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and support the Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) quality-assurance process in Russia. The MoU was signed today at Oboronexpo 2014 and the Engineering Technologies 2014 international forum.

“The goal of this MoU is to work together to develop and support a system of industry-controlled bodies to accredit and certify the ICOP quality-management process in Russia,” said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Production Andrey Shibitov. “Working alongside UAC, we can combine our efforts to bring quality-management certification processes throughout the aviation sector supply chain in Russia into line with international standards.”

ICOP is an industry-controlled system that accredits and certifies quality management systems (QMS) across the aviation industry. It was developed and is overseen by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) to harmonise certification schemes, and is recognised by leading aerospace and defence companies.