Category Archives: Rostec

KRET developed a new navigation system for the PAK FA

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Concern Radio-electronic technology (as part of the state corporation Rostec) created a modernized Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems BINS-SP2M for the fifth-generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA).

The system autonomously handles navigation and flight information, determines the position and motion parameters in the absence of satellite navigation, and provides integration with the military constellation of satellites and GLONASS.

Guaranteed life cycle BINS-SP2M – not less than 10 thousand hours- is almost twice higher than that of their foreign counterparts. In addition, the Russian system has better performance characteristics and is universal, the developers. Can be installed not only on the air, but also on the marine and terrestrial technology.

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“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.

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.

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.

Shvabe patented telescope lenses

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Shvabe Holding, part of Rostec Corporation, has received a patent for an apochromatic lens, a useful optical model that improves astronomical telescopes and increases the competitive advantage of the enterprises’ production.

The new model, designed for the field of optical instrumentation, can be used for astronomical telescopes, according to the press service of the company. The apochromatic lens consists of three complex systems of biconcave, convex-concave, and lenticular lenses.

The new product will reduce the length of lenses while maintaining high image quality.

The lens is made of conventional optical glass from four different brands. The refraction and dispersion indices for the first, second, and fourth lenses are the same.

KRET product to help monitor health thanks to cloud technologies

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The research institute Gradient, part of KRET, has developed the innovative Opeka-04 software and hardware system. The electronic wristband can monitor a patient’s condition around the clock, send and store data in the cloud, and call for emergency medical care. The innovative device can be previewed at the Oboronexpo-2014 exhibition.
The primary innovation of the system is its ability to work without any invasive procedures, taking not only heart rate readings, but also a full electrocardiogram with a sampling rate of 500 Hz, which provides a lot of information about the state of the heart. Additionally, the wristband monitors a patient’s respiratory rate, temperature, activity level, and sleep quality. If necessary, a patient can call for help through a SOS button or speakerphone.

Rostec and ICT Group to Develop Tomtor Rare Metals Field

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Russian state-owned industrial corporation Rostec and investment and industrial ICT Group have won a tender to develop the Tomtor rare earth metals deposit (the Buranny field) in the republic of Sakha (Yakutia), a source close to the tender procedure said late Tuesday.

Rostec confirmed the information, but declined to give further details.

In February, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a ruling to hold a tender for a development license for the Tomtor field, one of the world’s largest rare earth metals fields, with the starting price set at 956.975 million rubles ($27.8 million).

Rostec Offers New Developments at Helicopter Klondike

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The 8th International HeliRussia-2014 Helicopter Exhibition Expo opened at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. Attendees will be able to see the latest developments of the country’s leading enterprises at Rostec’s combined booth.

The Russian Helicopters Holding is one of the sponsors of the exhibition. It presented the medical variant of the Ansat, a light multipurpose helicopter, which was developed at the Kazan Helicopter Plant and is already undergoing certification.

The Ansat has a fairly roomy cabin that can be easily configured. It also has a speed advantage. Its top speed while preserving maximum range is 220 km/h. It has a cruising speed of 250 km/h.

The Russian Helicopters booth also presented models of helicopters that the holding plans to offer and that are suitable for development of northern areas: the Mi-38 and Mi-171A2.

Rostec and Italian AgustaWestland have Several Joint Projects

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Rostec offered 25% share of share exchange of helicopter companies to Italian AgustaWestland.

RIA Novosti reports that, as Sergey Chemezov noted at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, if this consolidation takes place, the resulting company will become the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world.

The Russian Helicopters holding company actively cooperates with AgustaWestland on the AW-139 helicopter, which could be seen at the HeliRussia-2014 International Helicopter Exhibition, as well as in the joint development of a light helicopter of up to 2.5 tons. Rostec conducted negotiations with AgustaWestland about strategic partnership at the MAKS-2013 International Aviation and Space Salon.

The AW139 is the only helicopter in its weight category equipped with an integrated anti-icing system, capable of reaching a speed of 309 km/h. The AW139 can transport cargoes of up to 2.5 tons to a distance of 750 km. It is used in search and rescue operations, firefighting and passenger transportation. This helicopter is also used as a basis for developing models with high-comfort interiors to meet business aviation needs.

Advanced Russian High-Speed Helicopter Could Have Military Version

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A new Russian high-speed helicopter currently under development may be adapted for military use, a manager at an avionics systems manufacturer involved in the project said.

“We’ve had talks about the military version,” said Givi Janjgava, Deputy Director General of Radio-Electronic Technologies KRET.

A KRET representative earlier told RIA Novosti that the company is developing a glass cockpit for the helicopter, known by its Russian acronym PSV (Advanced High-Speed Helicopter).

The new glass cockpit would replace the cumbersome array of traditional dials and gauges with a computerized display that can optimize information and reduce distractions to pilots.