The reduce residence of a Russian parliament, a State Duma, upheld on Wednesday in a initial reading a check on a investiture of an modernized troops investigate agency.
The due Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects in a Defense Industry will be identical in a purpose to a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in a United States.
The new physique is approaching to boost a growth of modernized weaponry and assistance streamline a arms buying routine in Russia.
“The solitary purpose of this substructure is to tighten a opening in modernized investigate with a Western partners after 20 years of recession in a Russian troops scholarship and invulnerability attention overall,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said, presenting a check to a Russian lawmakers.
Rogozin cited unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), modernized technologies and new materials as categorical problem areas in a defense-related research.
“We should concentration on a growth of programmed systems, new materials, electronics, and hypersound as these technologies, if they are adopted initial by other countries, could change a existent forms of vital balance,” Rogozin, who oversees Russia’s invulnerability industry, said.
He combined that a new substructure would primarily occupy 100-150 experts who would manage a accumulation of mid- and long-term “high risk” RD projects during Russian invulnerability firms and systematic institutions.
“The appropriation of a group will be carried out from a bill of a state arms buying program,” a central said.
The Russian supervision is formulation to spend over 20 trillion rubles ($614 billion) on purchases of modernized troops apparatus until 2020.
Russia’s Vedomosti business daily speculated on Wednesday that adult to 4.7 trillion rubles ($145 billion), or roughly a fifth of a rearmament program’s budget, could be spent for “unidentified” purposes, including “secret weapons development.”
Commenting on this speculation, Vasily Kashin, an consultant from a Center for Analysis of Strategy and Technology consider tank, pronounced a accurate comment of bill allocation is unfit as sum of a module are personal and theme to destiny adjustments.
“In addition, some projects within a module understanding with troops apparatus that is being purchased concurrently for opposite branches of a Armed Forces and, therefore, can't be counted as an merger for a specific branch,” Kashin said.
However, a consultant did not order out a probability that some of a “unidentified” supports could also be used for “top secret” troops research.