Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Schwabe” brought to St. Petersburg new series of laser speed measuring devices

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Holding “Schwabe”, which belongs to the state corporation Rostec, presented laser speed measuring devices – a new development of its engineers at the exhibition “Road safety for the safety of life,” which was held on September 25-26, 2014 in St. Petersburg.

“Schwabe” has developed a new series of devices “RAY” – laser speed measuring devices for vehicles. A distinctive feature of the existing microwave systems is the ability to measure the speed of a particular vehicle moving in traffic.

These tools help to measure the speed of selective marking on the frame of photographic marker location on the body of the car from which the meter beam was reflected. At the same time, except for the speed data the pictures show fixation time, distance and the geographical coordinates of the installation.

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Rostec to transfer the control over IMZ to private investors

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Andrey Bokarev will acquire 74.9% of IMZ (Izhevsky Mekhanichesky Zavod) shares owned by Rostec Corporation. The purchase price will be allocated for production modernization and reequipment of manufacturing funds. Rostec will retain controlling interest.

The purchase will be made after corporate approval procedures are fulfilled through additional IMZ shares emission and will have two stages. 51% of shares will pass to private investors the first quarter of 2015, and the rest of the stock will be purchased later. The shares will be acquired by one of the companies controlled by Bokarev.

Recently Rostec has revised the strategy of several holdings. Sporting gun and pistol manufacturer IMZ is a Corporation’s non-core asset. The reequipment requires substantial investments, engineering processes need to be arranged. Market competences and private investor experience will contribute to the plant’s sustainable development. However, Rostec will retain controlling interest.

Russian Helicopters testing Mi-171A2 with KBO-17 onboard avionics system

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Russian Helicopters and KRET have begun testing the Mi-171A2 helicopter with the KBO-17 avionics system. The hovering test flight is taking place at the flight test facility of the M. L. Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant’s National Center for Helicopter Construction.

For testing, the KBO-17 was installed on the first prototype of the Mi-171A2, which was presented at the International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky in 2013.

The KBO-17 flight and navigation system was created at KRET’s Ulyanovsk Instrument Design Bureau. With the advancements introduced in the KBO-17, the Mi-171A2 can safely fly at any time, as well as in adverse weather conditions. To ensure safe flying, the system displays GPS/GLONASS satellite information, mapping, VOR/ILS navigation data, weather information, and alerts about any upcoming obstacles (power lines, masts, isolated trees, etc.). Upon request, the KBO-17 system can also be equipped with the KOS-17 24-hour surveillance system.

VSMPO-AVISMA to continue supplies of titanium for Boeing

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Deliveries of Russian titanium to the American company Boeing are continuing unhindered. Sanctions in Europe and the United States have not negatively impacts on the long-term contracts between the aircraft manufacturer and VSMPO-AVISMA.

“The sanctions have not affected the implementation of projects, which are protected by long-term contracts. We are working with Boeing as usual, with both sides fulfilling all previous agreements,” explained Marina Voronkova, Director of Regional Policy and Public Relations for VSMPO-AVISMA, to ITAR-TASS.

Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA, Russia’s largest titanium producer, signed an agreement in 2013 for the supply of semi-finished titanium products for Boeing 777X aircraft. In addition, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, governor of Sverdlovsk Region, proposed to Sergei Kravchenko, president of the company Boeing – Russia and CIS, that he consider using the resources of the Titanium Valley special economic zone to develop further joint projects between Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA.

Participants of the conference “The Future Engineering of Russia” formed a solid foundation for the country’s future innovation

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The participants and organizers of the Seventh All-Russian Conference of Young Scientists and Specialists “The Future Engineering of Russia” continue to receive welcome address.

On behalf of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy and the Federation Council colleagues the chairman of the Committee Yuri Neyolov wished fruitful work the young mechanical engineers, organizers and guests of the conference.

“The annual conference of this level brings new opportunities in the development of vocational education, science and technology, promotes the formation of economy based on high-tech manufacturing. I’m Sure that young and highly skilled staff, their research activities and scientific and technical work will be a solid foundation for future innovation of Russia”, Yuri Neyolov said.

Gleb Nikitin held meeting on import substitution in mechanical engineering

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On Tuesday, September 23, the Ministry of Industry held a meeting chaired by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Gleb Nikitin on “import substitution process in the engineering industry: challenges and perspectives”.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Alexander Potapov, heads of branch departments of Industry and Trade, as well as more than 200 representatives of the machine-building enterprises, machine-tool plants and engineering companies.  Solution of the import of technological equipment requires joint efforts on the part of both producers and consumers. Synchronization of scientific and industrial competence and capabilities of the Russian machine builders with the needs of enterprises in modern engineering production facilities is needed.

Sevmash to lay down new Borey class nuclear sub in December

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The construction of a new Borey class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine is expected to begin in December, the Sevmash shipyard said Friday.

“In December, if everything goes well, we will lay down one more submarine, the Knyaz Suvorov. It is another boat of the improved Borey-A class,” Nikolay Semakov, a deputy department head at Sevmash told RIA Novosti.

The Knyaz Suvorov will be the sixth out of eight Borey class vessels to form the backbone of the Russian Navy’s strategic nuclear deterrent force after older boats are retired by 2018.

Russia currently has two Borey-class boats in service – the Yury Dolgoruky and the Alexander Nevsky. The third submarine – the Vladimir Monomakh is expected to be commissioned in 2014.

Speaking humanoid robot will greet passengers at the airport Vnukovo

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The airport spokeswoman Yelena Krylova told about this. According to her, the robot is launched on September 19, it will move to places with passengers to help with check-in and answer questions of the travelers.

Robot Furo-D cost “Vnukovo” 1.5 million rubles. Airport employees call their electronic assistant “Lena”.

It is created by company “NaviRobot”, resident of “Skolkovo”. It will entertain passengers with jokes and poems, as well as to conduct surveys on the quality of service in the airport.

Prototypes of the BTR-MDM and BMD-4M has successfully passed sea tests

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In August, the prototypes of the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM produced by Kurgan enterprises “Tractor plants” successfully passed the state tests in a marine environment.

Test of floating combat techniques was carried out on the seventh mountain range of Air Assault Airborne Division, located near Novorossiysk. To carry out the “sea” tests of BMD-4M and BTR-MDM large landing ship and auxiliary boats of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy were used.

Quality of performance of the tasks was controlled by representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry, headed by the chairman of the state commission for BMD-4M and BTR-MDM testing. They had to eventually determine whether the performance of the machinery meets all requirements stated in the tactical and technical specification.

Putin asked to contact him to ensure the orders of the plant “Zvezda”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to contact personally with him on building the orders of the far Eastern shipbuilding plant “Zvezda”. “You want the venture was provided by the orders,” Putin said at a meeting with newly elected governors, RIA “Novosti”.

“Please pay close attention to it and to maintain contact with me, to be able to respond quickly to these processes,” he added. Recall, August 30, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that shipbuilders in the far East will attract salaries and cigaretee. The first phase of the construction of the shipyard Zvezda will be completed in 2016. It includes a hull block, painting workshop and slipway, allowing to build vessels with deadweight of up to 145 thousand tons. The second and the third phase involves construction of two dry docks, including for the construction of offshore platforms. These two phases of the project will be implemented simultaneously and will be completed by 2018. However, at the shipyard, there are problems with financing. Previously, the project went out to Korean investors.