Russia may resume launches of Satan ICBMs for civilian purposes


Russia plans to resume launches of RS-20 Voevoda intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) under the Dnepr program, which is designed to combine the disposal of ICBMs and the placement of civilian payloads into orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN on July 23.
“After the Ukrainian participants in the Dnepr program withdrew from the Kosmotras consortium, the provider of launch services has every opportunity to implement the declared launch manifest. To resume the launches, it will be necessary to settle some procedural issues related to the cancellation of the previous decision on suspending the program,” he said.
“Such plans are being worked on now,” he said.


“Stuffing” for the first Russian nuclear power sources to be produced in Tomsk


In 2016 scientists of the Tomsk Polytechnic University will produce the first experimental batch of “stuffing” for the first Russian nuclear power sources that will produce the company of state corporation “Rosatom” Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC, Zheleznogorsk).

This was reported by head of the Department of Technical Physics of the Tomsk Polytechnic University Igor Shamanin to RIA Novosti on Tuesday, June 9 .

A joint project of the MCC and the Siberian Aerospace University Reshetnev for the production of electric batteries, using energy of “soft” beta decay of nickel-63 radioisotope was previously one of the winners of the Ministry of Education and Science. This project will create a new generation of stand-alone electronics and medical technology.

Company “Kronstadt Technology” to be officially presented in 2015


Company “Kronstadt Technologies”, formed by the separation of military and technical direction of the “Transas”, will be officially presented in 2015.

According to a source in the industry, in 2015 it is planned to hold the event, which will officially announce this restructuring and other significant events in the life of the company. According to some reports, the “Kronstadt Technologies” highlighted not only the military-technical field, as the official website of the company, but also a lot of work with government customers, some projects for commercial structures.

Investment opportunities in the Tula region to be presented at “Z-Intec”


At the city of Leipzig, Germany, the International specialized exhibition of technique for the production of equipment, machine tools and special machine building.

The organizer of the event is the Department for the Economy of Saxony and the Chamber of Commerce of Leipzig.

This year more than 1,400 exhibitors from 32 countries will present their services in the areas of production and delivery of components for the machine tool industry and mechanical engineering. Among the exhibitors – Enterprise Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk, Vologda region, Tatarstan and Buryatia. Interests Russian automakers represented by a delegation of the National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (NAPAK).

Ural Federal University continues to contribute to the solution of problems of the real sector of the economy of the Urals


An important step in this direction will be a partnership with the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment for industrial automation – the company Fanuc. The corresponding agreement was signed on February 10 UrFU Rector Viktor Koksharov and CEO of Fanuc Marco Delaini.

The agreement provides for joint training for high-tech industries, development and deployment of robotic equipment company Fanuc industrial enterprises of the real sector of the economy of the Urals Federal District. In addition, it is planned to conduct joint activities in education in order to prepare highly qualified personnel and training.

“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.

YotaPhone arrives in Malaysia


The Android smartphone with two displays, the YotaPhone has finally landed in Malaysia. The device sports a 4.3 inch 720p LCD display on the front and a 4.3 inch E-ink display on the bank. The launched device is the first generation variant that is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor mated with 2GB of RAM. The YotaPhone sports 32 GB worth of internal storage as well as LTE and a 13 megapixel rear camera. It is powered by a 1800 mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2.2.

The unique selling point of the YotaPhone is the back of the phone which is basically a second display that show virtually anything from your appointments, notifications, GoogleMaps and text messages. It doesn’t go blank or turn off so it’s an easy access organizer and updater. The e-ink display has a quite a few apps dedicated to it including TeachMe, a language and phrase learning app; Organizer; InternetHub, a social media and RSS manager app.

“RUSNANO” asked for 100 billion rubles


State Corporation “Rusnano” asked for 100 billion rubles from the National Welfare Fund for innovative projects in the field of high technologies, including nanotechnology. RBC reports. Transaction is proposed to issue through the purchase in 2014 by private subscription of its own bonds for the full amount.

In state corporations believe that the need to finance projects to create the Development Fund of the Russian nanotechnology industry (FRRN) making it one company funds will be there and will be spent when the supervisory board “Rusnano” decide to co-finance innovative projects. Prior to the adoption of such investment decisions are encouraged to keep the money in government bonds.

Request was made in August, to date, according to the publication, “the discussion of this issue is ongoing.” For these injections need to change the existing rules of investing SWFs.

United Shipbuilding Corporation plans to be taken into account while developing Azov and Black Sea region ports


Vladimir Putin held a meeting to discuss the development of the Azov-Black Sea port infrastructure, also taking into account the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia.

Before the meeting, Black Sea Fleet Commander Alexander Vitko briefed the President on the construction of a base in Novorossiysk.

Vladimir Putin also had a videoconference with the port of Taman and the Kochetovsky hydrosystem.

“In conclusion, I would like to stress that projects to develop transport infrastructure should be based on realistic loading forecasts and take into consideration the investment plans of private companies and our plans to locate in the region the Defence Ministry’s facilities and production facilities of the United Shipbuilding Corporation,” the President stressed.

“I would like to draw your attention here to the significant private investment into the port infrastructure. We need to respect this and plan the activities of government agencies accordingly. Of course, priority goes to the interests of the Defence Ministry, though we should all keep in mind at the same time that the development of the economy lies at the basis of all our activities. Please do not forget this.

The same is true of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. We have to make it clear what capacity are needed and where, what needs to be developed, how these capacities will be used and by whom,” he said.

Russian government creates Industry Development Fund


This initiative concerns establishing a development institution with a primary focus on providing loans to industrial enterprises (involved in research and development projects, preparing technical and financial feasibility studies, and design and survey works) before they turn to banks for financing.

The Government was instructed to issue a resolution on the establishment of an industry development fund in view of reducing borrowing costs related to project financing.

It was determined that creating this fund within the structure of a federal institution would be the best and most efficient option consistent with the goals and objectives of industrial development.

The fund will be financed from the federal budget with allocations equal to 1 billion roubles in 2014 and 18.5 billion roubles in 2015-2017.