The Russian GLONASS system has stood the test of the Bermuda Triangle

July 13, Friday yacht "Scorpius" came in a strong storm in the area of Bermuda. At the height of the elements in the vessel was hit by lightning, and then broke down almost all navigation systems. Communication with the vessel was lost.

July 16, the captain Sergei Nizovtsev made contact and said that immediately after the lightning struck, the yacht has broken down all of the equipment: satellite phone began to run rough and noisy, disappeared internet connection. The only navigation system is not out of service on board was the GLONASS system.

As a result of the accident

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Another blow to the reputation of Raptor

In November 2010 from the planned flight over Alaska did not return fighter F-22 Raptor, piloting J. Haney. As it was established during the investigation, board oxygen regenerator OBOGS failed because of what the pilot had lost consciousness. Enable backup system EOS Haney did not have time. This tragedy was the first time the problem of regeneration system have led to the loss of the aircraft and the death of the person. But the results of the investigation conducted by improvements OBOGS while not conceived tribute to the result. It is reported that the pilots "Raptors" at times begin to

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Russian army will receive upgraded flamethrower system

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Russian forces in 2012 will be adopted modernized heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "sun." On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS news agency, said Russian Ground Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov. According to him, the car will stand on the arms of the radiation, chemical and biological protection. The exact number of flamethrower systems that will force NBC, Vlasov did not elaborate. TOS-1A created based on TOS-1 "Pinocchio". The system includes a fighting machine BM-1, which has 24 guides for thermobaric and incendiary rockets caliber of 220 millimeters. For comparison, the war machine of the "Pinocchio" has 30 tracks.

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The Russian army begins to move to the sixth-generation communications

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The armed forces of Russia will soon move to the sixth-generation radio system. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov. According to him, the troops also works on modernization of the automated control systems at the tactical, operational, operational and strategic levels.

"In the last decade, insufficient attention was paid to the automated systems of communication and control. We are now in service with the radio station of the fifth generation, but the industry has created a fundamentally new sixth-generation radio

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Russia will set up a breakthrough ballistic missile

The development of new combat missile system for the Strategic Missile Forces Russia to be completed by 2013. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said chief designer of ballistic missile "Bulava" and "Topol-M" Yuri Solomonov. According to him, "there are solutions, as agreed with the Ministry of Defense," which "substantially increase the resources command and control." Other details about the system, promising not Solomonov said.

Earlier it was reported that under the state armaments program for 2011-2020 of 19 trillion rubles is the creation of a new liquid intercontinental ballistic missiles, which would replace the outdated

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Roscosmos has given Electro meteorologists

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Roscosmos passed into service meteorologists Hydrometeorological complex "Electro". This was reported on the website of the Federal Space Agency. The system of "Power" consists of ground-based and satellite "Electro-L". The satellite was launched in late January 2011. Until now, the Roscosmos conducted tests of the new system.

The unit will provide weather observation throughout the Asian part of the Russian Federation. Among other things, the device will be able to survey the entire disk of the Earth in the visible and infrared ranges with a resolution of 1 and 4 kilometers respectively.

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Officers GVA study center in Ryazan Airborne parachute systems Crossbow-1 and Arbalet-2

More than 100 officers and instructors Airborne service of all the compounds of the Airborne Troops are participating in the collection of research and development in practice parachute systems for special purposes such as "Crossbow", said the administration's press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging.

The course of theoretical and practical training in the use of "Crossbows" is designed for one and a half months, classes are organized on the basis of 309-th center of fitness and survival in Ryazan Airborne Troops. After fees instructors will teach Marines jump with the introduction of "Crossbow" in their

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Federal Space Agency launched the creation of a space system Arctic

With the development of hydro-meteorological component started the first phase of the HEO space system "Arctic", said Tuesday the head of the press service of the Russian Space Agency Alexei Kuznetsov.

According to him, the importance of creating a new space system due to the fact that the Arctic is a "weather kitchen" for the entire northern hemisphere, has a decisive influence on the formation of weather and climate in the northern hemisphere.

"Due to the increasing importance of this study and predict changes in Earth's northern hemisphere climate by continued global hydrological monitoring. But very important for weather forecasting

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Roscosmos increases the accuracy of GLONASS

On Wednesday, the International Satellite Navigation Forum in Moscow, it was stated that in terms of accuracy than GLONASS American counterpart GPS. "To date, the accuracy of GLONASS is 6 meters and 7 meters GPS", — Said the deputy head of the Federal Space Agency Anatoly Shilov. He added that in the next one or two years, the accuracy of the receivers of the Russian system is planned to increase almost threefold — to one to two meters, RBC reports.

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Roskosmos ordered a preliminary design reusable space vehicle

Roskosmos ordered a preliminary design. Perform it, is likely to be Khrunichev Center. Roskosmos ordered a preliminary design reusable space vehicle. The design of a new type of transport space agency assigns two years and 250 million rubles.

Played out in the tender item called "reusable space-rocket system of the first stage" (MRCA-1). In essence it is about creating a universal returned the first step for a variety of spacecraft that will deliver the reference orbit of 200 km height from 7 to 60 tonnes of payload. To overcome these kilometers away much of the energy consumption and current

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