The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) presented the first 3D-printed reconnaissance drone that can be created in a single day at Innoprom exhibition-2016.
“Rostec presented the first Russian drone reconnaissance made by a 3D-printer, tiltrotor RHV-35, LADA Vesta on the gas engine, OP Sight 1x4 for civilian shooting products, satellite system ‘Aurora remote sensing ‘KAMAZ cabin, ‘Transformer’ and other products at the International Industrial Exhibition, Innoprom 2016,” the company said in a statement Monday.
Drones of this kind can be manufactured in a day’s time and the parts can be created in less than an hour, the statement added. The drones are meant to conduct reconnaissance and monitoring missions.
Rostec will sign a contract with China on joint production of advanced heavy helicopters by the end of 2016. "Russia will sign a firm contract with the Chinese partners for the advanced heavy helicopter production by the end of this year," Director of International Cooperation and Regional Development Viktor Kladov said during the exhibition, Inoprom-2016, Rostec reported Monday
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Russian air defense units in the western military district will use over 300 missile launches from Tor-M1 anti-aircraft and Igla man-portable surface-to-air missile systems during drills at the Kapustin Yar practice range in south Russia. During the drills, the signal units will for the first time use the Redut-2US telecoms system to establish a digital communications network with the crews of Tor-M1 antiaircraft missile systems, District spokesman Igor Muginov was quoted as saying by Tass Thursday
Boeing and Oerlikon, a technology and engineering group, signed a five-year collaboration agreement to develop standard materials and processes for metal-based additive manufacturing in aerospace applications. Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, is a controlled process in which material is joined or solidified to create a three-dimensional part
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