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The Future Defender: looking forward to 2030

14.05.2015

MOSCOW, MAY 14, 2015. PIR PRESS. – “In my view, too much attention is focused on hypersound. Sometimes it is perceived as a panacea against all threats possible, while it’s far from reality. At the moment it’s a question of development of the hypersound technology itself, as its development (and production of its carries afterwards) is too expensive. At the moment one may talk about ongoing research regarding engines and materials. Meanwhile I need to say that in domestically produced air-defense missile systems use hypersound missiles with a maximum speed of approximately 3-4 Mach. The main attempt is being made to increase this speed to 5-7 Mach” – Andrey Grigoriev, General Director of the Fund of Perspective Research (FPR), general lieutenant in the reserve, Doctor of Technical Science.

In his interview to the Security Index Journal A. Grigoriev told about the progress in work on the modern set of military equipage Ratnik. “The principal novelty of the complex lies in a comprehensive systemic approach to military equipage and small arm ammunition of a national serviceman to provide him with the means of reconnaissance and communication. In total Ratnik comprise up to 10 different interacting subsystems. As for Ratnik-2, the works have been started recently by the Ministry of Defence. We’re considering the next generation of military equipage; let’s call it for example Ratnik-3. These works are planned to be finished by 2025-2030” – told in his interview the General Director of the FPR, Andrey Grigoriev.

The FPR doesn’t forget about artificial intelligence. According to Andrey Grigoriev, “The Fund conducts activities to create so-called artificial intelligence and I would like to note that they are quite successful. For example, in September of the last year the intermediate results of the project aimed to implement brain-compute interface were demonstrated. I would like to recall that in the framework of an open experiment our operators with the help of biopotentials of human brain successfully guided the movement of quadrocopter both in the labyrinth and at open space. At the same time they kept the ability to move freely and were communicating with the observers. Today these capacities are even more advanced”.

Besides, Andrey Grigoriev noted that too much attention is focused on hypersound. Sometimes it is perceived as a panacea against all threats possible, while it’s far from reality. At the moment it’s a question of development of the hypersound technology itself, as its development (and production of its carries afterwards) is too expensive. At the moment one may talk about ongoing research regarding engines and materials. Meanwhile I need to say that in domestically produced air-defense missile systems use hypersound missiles with a maximum speed of approximately 3-4 Mach. The main attempt is being made to increase this speed to 5-7 Mach” – tells the General Director of the FPR.

The interview with the general director the Fund of Perspective Research Andrey Grigoriev “The Future Defender megaproject: looking forward to 2030” was published in the first issue of the Security Index Journal № 1 (112), Spring of 2015 and is available on the web-site of PIR Center.

For more detailed information on the issues of defense-industrial sector please consult the commentary of Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant, “On the Russian economy’s transition to the sixth technological order via the defense industry” in the same issue.

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