“Roselektronika” to guarantee safety of stadiums during the World Cup in 2018


JSC “Barnaul Special Design Bureau “Vostok”(part of the holding “Roselektronika” of State Corporation Rostec) developed a stationary metal detector multitasking “Orion-MMC”, which meets the requirements of the Russian Interior Ministry to ensure the safety of stadiums during the World Cup in 2018.

Metal detector developed by the Holding meets national and international standards. It has 26 operating modes, including 17 security modes and 9 user. Metalledetektora hallmark is its sensitivity to the search, he can find an object weighing 0.55 g, for example, during tests conducted by the FPS Russia’s Altai region, metalldetektor able to find a small blade in the pocket tester.


Developed by scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University robot welder exceeded all foreign counterparts


Tomsk Polytechnic University have created a robot for welding cells, which surpasses all existing analogues. The robot is compact, and most importantly – does not require a separate power plant to operate.  The invention have already attracted orders.

The main drawback of the process of welding parts of zirconium for nuclear reactors is the human factor. Development of Tomsk  Polytechnic University robot welder would eliminate it completely.

“The process of welding lasts a couple of seconds. No overheating of the metal, it is no deformation, and the quality and strength of the new compound remains at a very high level,” the assistant chair of equipment and technology of welding production TPU Anton Gordynets says.

Argentina considers buying additional batch of Russian Mi-171E


Ministry of Defense is considering buying more from Russia multipurpose helicopters Mi-171E.

The amount of helicopters  the Argentine military department can acquire, and when  the contract for the supply of helicopters can be signed  is still unknown. Currently, Buenos Aires has two Mi-171E, bought in 2010 for 22 million euros.

Recall that in May 2012, Russia and Argentina signed a memorandum of understanding, involving the supply of Buenos Aires with additional three multipurpose helicopters Mi-171E and the same amount of Ka-226T. It was assumed that for the purchase of this equipment Argentina will receive Russian export credit. Buenos Aires delayed purchase of helicopters because of a shortage of funds of the defense budget.

Black Sea Fleet to get ship with robotic search and rescue complex


Tugboat with the robot search and rescue center will arrive in Novorossiysk in summer 2015 and will become part of the Black Sea Fleet, the representative of the press service and information to the Ministry of Defense Navy Captain of the 1st Rank Igor Dygalo told reporters on Tuesday.

“The rescue tugboat of project 22870 of new generation “Professor Nicholai Muru” was built for the Russian Navy at Astrakhan dockyard (by branch of Severodvinsk “Zvezdochka”) on the basis of project of the Nizhny Novgorod office “Vympel”, completed the stage of state tests and after lifting the naval flag on June and July it will make a transition to the point of permanent deployment – Novorossiysk” Dygalo said.

Gun for the PAK FA will be tested in 2015


The Instrument Design Bureau from High Precision Systems  is testing this year the gun for the Russian fifth-generation T-50 (PAK FA) fighter.

Flight tests of the 9A1-4071K modernized rapid-aircraft cannon, which can exhaust its entire ammunition capacity in any mode, were conducted on the Su-27SM. In 2015, developmental work is planned to test the gun on a plane of the fifth-generation – the T-50.

Currently, the official terms of reference and the state contract are being finalized, according to TASS. PAK FA is Russia’s fifth-generation multi-role fighter. It is being developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, where the fighter has been designated as the T-50. PAK FA first took to the skies in 2010. In total, eight aircraft are being constructed; five of which are already flying. Serial deliveries of the fifth-generation fighter to the army are to begin in 2016.

The T-50 provides a system of automatic target recognition. In the lining of the PAK-FA special transceiver elements are integrated, allowing the aircraft to respond to all surrounding objects and to transmit signals to the pilot of any threats.

Alexander Kolpakov: Sukhoi SuperJet 100 will be delivered to Rossiya special aircraft division by year-end


Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft will join the fleet of Rossiya special aircraft division, which is responsible for transporting the senior government officials, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Alexander Kolpakov, Head of the Department of Presidential Affairs.

“We have signed the contract for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 recently. It is expected that the aircraft will be delivered to us by year-end,” he said.

At that, foreign aircraft will be gradually put out of operation by the special aircraft division, Kolpakov added.

According to him, the fleet renewal program of the Rossiya special aircraft division is being carried out continuously: 3 or 4 new aircraft are delivered to the organization every year. He reminded that the government has already approved fleet renewal program for the next five years (the airliners will be replaced after a certain period of time expires).

Russia and India to complete development of the fifth-generation fighter ahead of schedule


Russia and India agreed to speed up development of the fifth-generation fighter, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports with reference to NDTV (India).

In the course of negotiations the Indian party expressed doubts about necessity of carrying out new research and development work, because a few prototypes of the fifth-generation fighter are already taking part in the flight test program in Russia.

“We want to put the new fighter into service much earlier than initially planned – 2024-2025,” Indian Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar said.

We remind you that Russia and India have completed detailed design of the jet. Many of the jet’s system will feature a high level of commonality with the systems of PAK FA fighter; however, the Indian jet will be a two-seater. Delhi plans to manufacture 127 new jets at the Nashik-based aviation plant. The cost of this project is around $25 billion.

Sergey Shoygu: ISS is developing six space system for Russian Ministry of Defense


Russian Minister of Defense, General of the Army Sergey Shoygu checked the status of development of spacecraft intended for Russian Ministry of Defense; the space systems are being developed by Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, Interfax-AVN reports.

“At present six space systems are being developed on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Defense,” S. Shoygu said at a meeting dedicated to production of military satellites by Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS).

S. Shoygu reminded that the ISS manufactured Meridian communications spacecraft in 2014.

“Its launch marked the completion of set up of the satellite constellation (in this class). The development of relay spacecraft is being completed,” the minister said.

ISS CEO Nikolai Testoedov told the minister about measures aimed at phasing out imports in the area of defense products.

S. Shoygu visited workshops responsible for production of spacecraft on behalf of Russian Ministry of Defense.