“Helicopters of Russia” are modernizing production at aircraft plant in Buryatia

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The “Helicopters of Russia” holding (part of state corporation “Rostec”) proceeded to another stage of modernization of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant located in Buryatia; within two years the company plans to upgrade 80% of its equipment, the press service of the holding reported.

According to the press service, the modernization program will last until 2020. It is based on minimizing the use of manual labor, reduction of production cycle and improvement of product quality.

“At the moment, the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is implementing several investment projects of technological development. So, under the Federal target program, the U-UAP is modernizing production of protective coatings worth $ 2.2 billion. In 2016, the enterprise will get three automatic lines, the cost of which will exceed 560 million rubles,” – the press service said.


KRET plans to increase the supply of radar and electronic warfare systems in 2015


“Concern Radio-electronic technology” plans to increase the supply of electronic warfare and radar systems in the framework of the state defense order of 2015, KRET press service said on Thursday.
“Within the framework of the state defense order in 2015 it is planned to increase supply of land, air and naval electronic warfare and radar systems,” – said in a statement.

Russia to discuss military-technical cooperation with Latin American countries


At the LAAD 2015 International Defense and Security Exhibition to be held from April 14 to 17 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, will discuss prospects for expanding military-technical cooperation with Brazil and other Latin American countries.

In the course of LAAD 2015 Rosoboronexport’s specialists will hold talks with high ranking delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, China and South Africa.

Military-technical cooperation with Brazil has been carried out since 1994, when a contract for the delivery of several batches of Igla type MANPADS was signed. In 2008, an intergovernmental agreement on military-technical cooperation was concluded. Rosoboronexport’s contract to supply a batch of Mi-35M military transport helicopters was a real breakthrough in the bilateral relationship. The contract provides also that a service center for repair of these helicopters will be established in Brazil.

Russian Army getting new radioelectronic warfare systems to cover Arctic areas


Advanced radioelectronic warfare complexes of the Krasukha family will help Russian Army units to cover the Arctic areas, the press service of the KRET corporation for radioelectronic technologies said on Thursday.

“In the conditions of a buildup of foreign military groupings and a chain of war games close to the Russian borders, improvements and ramification of capabilities of air defense and radioelectronic warfare systems, including the ones that will operate in the Arctic areas is an important aspect of our activity,” the press service quoted Nikolay Kolesov, the corporation’s president.

Ministry of Defense certified test facility of holding “Aircraft Equipment”


Russian Ministry of Defense certified test unit of Ufa Research and Production Enterprise “Molniya” of holding “Aircraft Equipment” of the state corporation “Rostec”, the press service of the holding informed.

“The Defense Ministry confirmed that the experimental research department of the company complies with all regulations. Thus, confirmed the possibility of carrying out basic tests required equipment produced in-house,” the representative of “Aircraft Equipment” said.

Peruvian president tests the Russian Mi-171Sh


According to the contract signed with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters delivered 8 military-transport helicopters Mi-171Sh to the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. The Peruvian leadership holds the helicopters in high regard.

A ceremony for the Peruvian Air Force’s reception of new Mi-171Sh helicopters was attended by Peru’s President, Ollanta Humala Tasso, the Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Kateriano, and other of the country’s senior officials. Humala Tasso noted that his country will rank third in Latin America in terms of power in terms of the number of transport helicopters in service.

UIMC developed three-dimensional military simulators


United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has introduced a new range of communication training facilities (CTF) for military signalers of all levels, from regular troops to commanders.

The system provides a full cycle of training through three-dimensional simulators that facilitate conditions as close to combat as possible. During the training, three-dimensional simulators are used for crews of command staff vehicles, software simulators of communication and switching devices.

This system helps to train crews of command staff, command, and line combat vehicles, as well as officers and unit commanders. Tactical simulators of infantry units are also used in training. The current simulation layout allows for testing command-staff vehicles and organizing communication in different modes and in situations involving changing frequencies, consistent with a program of combat training.

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation to put into production a new military technology


Concern Sozvezdie, a United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation subsidiary, is getting ready to put into production a new military technology – the 1K144 small-size robotic surveillance system for ground forces’ reconnaissance units.

Equipped with various sensors, the reconnaissance system can provide a broad spectrum of data on enemy strength and armaments in a specific area, while remaining undetected.

“The 1K144 multi-sensor monitoring system is a new-generation reconnaissance and alert system,” Deputy CEO of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation Sergey Skokov said. “It can identify the numbers of vehicles and equipment and their type (including low-flying helicopters), the number of moving people, detecting whether the combatants are armed or not, providing the coordinates and direction of moving objects. This means it can supply a full picture of the situation in real time. The system can supply data in battlefield conditions, as it is equipped with different types of sensors – seismic, magnetic, acoustic, and infrared observation instruments.”

Rostec taking part in WorldSkills Russia


The national championship of high-tech cross-sector competencies based on WorldSkills methodology is the first one to be held in Russia and will see professional contests between young  skilled employees of Russian companies. It is taking place in Yekaterinburg from October 30 through November 3, 2014.

One of the 11 competencies in which skilled workers will compete in the national championship of high-tech cross-sector vocations based on the WorldSkills methodology is prototype modeling, or prototyping. This is a relatively new competency, and few people know what it really is or that this technology can be used to print not only mechanical parts, but even living biological organs.

Experts and representatives of Rostec actively participate in the championship. Among the 80 judges there are 20 representatives of Rostec.

Modeling is an integral part of creating complex architectural and technological objects. The process can start with digital modeling, after which the model has to be implemented as a tangible 3D hard copy. This process used to take weeks and even months, requiring the efforts of many experts.

Rosoboronexport shipped military products for 13.2 billion in 2013

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Head of state corporation “Russian Technologies” Sergey Chemezov reported to President Vladimir Putin on the growth of Russian arms exoprt: Rosoboronexport last year shipped military goods for $ 13.2 billion.

“Arms export has been expanding and growing. Rosoboronexport is our subsidiary company. Compared to 2009, when we were only creating the entire system of military-technical cooperation, you were personally involved in this process, the volumes were just over 3 billion, today Rosoboronexport alone shipped military products for $ 13.2 billion last year, “- said Chemezov.

“Only our company exports military and civilian products, which it produces, worth more than 350 billion rubles. This is rather a big amount,” – he added.