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24.08.2017 Technology

The “ARMY-2017” International Military-Technical Forum is held on 22-27August. Over these days thousands of visitors will be able to get acquainted with the latest achievements in the field of high technology and promising developments which are implemented in the military sector. On 23 August, within the framework of the Congress Forum TPU Rector Petr Chubik participated in the roundtable Army and Military-Industrial Complex as the basis of technological leadership of Russia.


Photo: The Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center


The main events of the Forum take place at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center. The total area of the exposition of pavilions and open sites exceeds 300 thousand square meters. Events of the Forum (exposition, scientific-business programme, dynamic demonstration of armament and hardware) will be held in the Patriot, Congress and Exhibition Centre (Kubinka, Moscow region), Kubinka airfield and Alabino range.

According to TPU Rector Petr Chubik who got acquainted with the exhibition, the exposition is impressive.

‘The Patriot Park is a place where you can feel the incredible power of our army, our industry, our economy and the country,’

said the rector.

Photo: Rector Petr Chubik at Typhoon-U armored vehicles.


For example, there is Ural-63095, an armored vehicle R&DP Typhoon-U. In 2014, scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University developed and patented armored plate for military products, which was successfully tested and applied in the Typhoon Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.


The rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University also visited the exposition of the Russian Helicopters Holding which presents the next generation KA-52 helicopter. As it is known the inventor of KA helicopters, a Soviet aircraft designer, DSc., the USSR State Prize Laureate Nikolay Kamov is an alumnus of TPU. In 1923, being 20 years old he graduated from Tomsk Technological Institute with honors. He went down to the history of the Institute as the youngest student, graduate and engineer. Since 1940 Kamov was the chief designer of the helicopter design bureau, later Kamov Design Bureau. He led the design of KA-8 (1948), КA-10 (1953), КA-15 (1956), КA-18 (1960), КA-25 (1968), КA-26 (1967) helicopters, KA-22 vintokryl (1964), Sever-2 and KA-30 aerosleighs and a glider. To say more, they were Kamov and his colleagues Nikolay Skrzhinskiy to suggest the Russian term vertolet (helicopter). The designers of next generation KA helicopters honor the name of the ancestor and know the role of Tomsk Polytechnic University in the fate of Mr. Kamov. 

Photo: TPU Rector in the cockpit of the Ka-52 helicopter

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