ERA technopolis: threat to U.S. national security

A kind of surprise was the inclusion of the ERA technopolis in the next package of unilateral discriminatory measures introduced by the US government against the Russian Federation few weeks ago. Over the past few years, more than 90(!) packages of discriminatory measures have been introduced (as Maria Zakharova said in an interview with Sputnik). It appears to be a severe «Damn Russia!» obsession, caused by a hate-motivated mental disorder. The words from the famous book «Roza Mira» by Daniil Andreyev come to mind inadvertently: «The citizens of the United States will be expected to remember that they call themselves Christians and that Christianity is incompatible with a savage hate for any race, blacks included«. And although the words were used in a different context, one cannot help but be amazed at the accuracy of the Russian mystic, who back in the 50s of the last century clearly saw the essence of «American exceptionalism» — savage hate for any race.

In connection with the announced measures, the American president even introduced a state of emergency in the country, which in itself is largely unprecedented. An unprecedented act of ostentatious anti-Russian propaganda. The innovation platform of the Russian Ministry of Defense was created only about 3 years ago, and rarely appears even in Russian media feeds. By and large, general public has little idea of what kind of work is being done in the technopolis and what its purpose is, especially it is not known about the applied use of ERA developments.

The measures taken by the American authorities against the ERA clearly indicate, first of all, the extreme success of the work carried out in the technopolis without unnecessary publicity. After all, no one will discriminate against an unimportant or/and harmless organization (or person). The fact that the technopolis is included in the American discriminatory lists also means that the American side has probably already felt some damage from the work of the ERA in practice, or assumes such damage in the foreseeable future.

When making the first record of the ERA technopolis, ALAFF suggested that the work of the site would be effective, like a number of other projects of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The current actions of the United States fully confirm this.

What happened, apparently, is a good reason to make an update on the the activities of the ERA.

At the creation stage, the technopolis provided 8 directions of scientific activity. Three years later, this number has grown to 16, namely:

1) Artificial intelligence technologies for the development of AME

  • Collection, processing and analysis of big data

2) Small spacecraft

  • Designs of small spacecraft and support systems
  • Small spacecraft payloads
  • Modeling the functioning of small spacecraft and space systems based on them

3) Robotics

  • Situational modeling of the application and evaluation of the effectiveness of robotic systems
  • Intelligent control systems for military robotic complexes
  • Group and swarm control of unmanned aerial vehicles

4) Information Security

  • Information security tools based on artificial neural networks
  • Cryptanalysis and mathematical modeling

5) ACS. Information and telecommunication systems

  • Artificial intelligence technologies and high-performance computing systems with reconfigurable structure
  • Mathematical, software and linguistic support of control systems

6) Energy. Life support technologies, devices and machines

  • Simulation of chemotological processes
  • Autonomous power supplies
  • Life support technologies

7) Technical vision. Pattern recognition

  • Military vision systems. Remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • Vision systems for control and navigation of aircraft

8) Informatics and computer engineering

  • Supercomputers, grid technologies
  • Radiophotonics

9) Biotechnical systems and technologies

  • Vital functions of the body of military personnel and the prevention (prophylaxis) of pathological conditions
  • Biomedical and additive technologies
  • Cell technologies

10) Nanotechnology and nanomaterials

  • Synthesis and development of model samples
  • Functional and structural analysis

11) Hydrometeorological (meteorological) and geophysical support

  • Computer modeling of geophysical processes
  • Hydrology of seas, rivers and oceans
  • Atmospheric research
  • Heliogeophysical research

12) Hydroacoustic object detection systems

  • Marine robotics
  • Hydroacoustic object detection systems
  • Hydrometeorological and navigation-hydrographic direction
  • Structural and functional materials

13) Military geographic information platforms

  • Study of ways to improve geographic information platforms and military systems
  • Improvement of the unified automated system for providing the RF Armed Forces with geospatial information
  • Researching ways to update spatial data
  • Approbation of experimental spatial data
  • Testing of navigation and geodetic equipment

14) Weapons based on new physical principles

  • Laser radiation
  • The impact of radio frequency weapons on electronic equipment

15) End-to-end digital technologies

16) Intelligent systems of radar complexes and guidance of high-precision weapons

  • Radar facilities
  • Precision weapons

25.04.2021 — Technopolis ERA participates in the improvement of automated command and control systems (ACS).

During the All-Russian conference «State and prospects for the development of modern science in the field of «ACS, information and telecommunication systems» the deputy head of the military innovation technopolis ERA Colonel Andrey Morozov said that the staff of the technopolis together with specialists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) plan to deploy a prototype of a central earth station for satellite communications. This product will be used for testing in a new frequency range. In addition, the technopolis engineers made a layout for the control of a special-purpose satellite network using radio photonics technology and domestic telecommunications equipment. Source.

09.04.2021 — In a specialized exhibition of the scientific development «Day of Innovation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia» in Technopolis ERA, Russian developers presented their own vision of the line of trusted hardware solutions with built-in systems of artificial intelligence.

As the representative of the developer’s organization noted, the Ministry of Defense of Russia, relying on the use of the complex of these products, will solve problems to ensure hardware support for decision-making systems on command clauses, as well as recognize images and signals transmitted to ART commanders/operators. In addition, technology is planned to be applied with the independent development of built-in universal hardware solutions for use as part of unmanned aerial vehicles or other systems with support for artificial intelligence technologies. Source.

The unmanned aerial vehicle «Fly» was demonstrated during a dynamic show at the thematic exhibition «Day of Innovation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia» in the ERA Technopolis.

The device allows offline using various attachments to obtain information (species, radio engineering, radio-electronic), depending on the sensors used from hard-to-reach zones and rooms. The diameter of the protective sphere is 70 cm. Such dimensions allow you to install a large payload on the drone, as well as zoom in flight time to 22 minutes offline. As the developers noted, the further development of the project provides for the development of the management algorithm based on artificial intelligence technologies (neural networks) and technical vision. Source.

During the solemn closing ceremony of the thematic exhibition «Day of Innovation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia» in the military innovative technopolis ERA awarded the winners and participants.

120 promising developments and innovative samples were announced for the title «Best Innovation Project». The third place went to the developer of the software hardware masking structure of military information systems. The second place went to the developer of a unique system of protection and monitoring of the perimeter of local objects. The winner was the developer of an autonomous uninhabited apparatus of the ultra-low dive «Vityaz». (a two-part film about this apparatus — episode 1, episode 2)

In addition, among the samples presented at the exhibition were, in particular, a sample demonstrator of a combat vehicle of the MS-522 multiple launch rocket system of 80 mm caliber, designed to destroy area, group and single targets, including objects of armored vehicles, vulnerable equipment, manpower, both openly located and located in fortifications of open and closed types. Source.

An experimental platform «Marker» was also presented, intended for testing, studying and practical implementation of all the most advanced technologies related to vision systems, high-speed drives, navigation and hybrid power plants. The development of the technical vision system, which has no analogues in the world, was carried out directly by the operators of the scientific companies of the ERA Technopolis.

«Marker» is a robotic autonomous platform created in two versions: on a tracked chassis and on a wheeled chassis. It is assumed that on the basis of this platform, the interaction of ground robots, unmanned aircraft and special forces will be worked out. It is reported that by the end of the project, a series of five vehicles will be produced — two wheeled platforms and three tracked. Now «Marker» is an experimental robotic platform for testing key technologies of ground-based robotics: technical vision, communications, navigation, autonomous movement and application, group control.

Video of tests of the robotic complex «Marker» on a tracked platform:

«Marker» platform on the developer’s website / Source1 / Source2.

Among the exhibits were also the first demonstrator of aviation weapons with a domestic neuroprocessor on board, the automated «Passport» system with the «Kvarts» mobile information system, a hardware and software complex for processing the view information of Earth remote sensing devices using neural network technologies. Source.

During the specialized exhibition “Innovation Day of the Ministry of Defense of Russia” at the ERA Military Innovation Technopolis, Russian engineers demonstrated a line of new multipurpose optical guidance and observation devices for conducting combat in various conditions.

High-precision products can be widely used in the civil sector, in solving the problems of patrolling and protection, video monitoring, hunting and observing the animal world. At the exhibition, samples of collimator sights for large-caliber automatic small arms, laser designators for mounting on small arms and target illumination when using night vision devices, thermal imaging sights for shooting in the dark or in poor visibility, as well as a thermal imaging attachment designed for shooting in poor visibility conditions, were presented. Source.

In the Military Innovation Technopolis ERA, the Research and Production Center «Kulibin» is ready for work.

The total area of the center is more than 4 thousand m2, the number of installed unique equipment — 123 units. As part of the preparation of the center for opening, all employees were trained and the equipment was commissioned.

Research and Production Center «Kulibin» includes a design bureau and seven production sites. In the design bureau, together with the operators of scientific companies, the necessary production and technological documentation is produced, which is sent to the workshop in the form of a technical assignment. At the entrance control section with high-precision measuring equipment, at the initial stage, the conformity of the quality parameters of the incoming materials is checked, including with the help of spectral analysis.

The section for large-sized equipment is equipped with modern, high-tech machine tools, which make it possible to manufacture products according to the requirements for the manufacture of weapons. On the site, in particular, there is a five-axis turning center for the automated production of parts (a model of this machine in the world market is released in a limited series of 34 units only).

The plant’s production facilities include a 3D printing section. Technopolis is actively developing additive technologies in its projects. The site has 3D printers for metal, plastic and ceramics. The latter produces high quality samples with a roughness not exceeding two microns.

With the commissioning of the Lomonosov Microelectronics Design Center and the opening of the Kulibin Research and Production Center at the technopolis site, a full range of complex tasks for the creation and accelerated implementation of promising technical solutions from microelectronics to the production of specific types of weapons, military and special equipment was ensured. Source.

08.04.2021 — Within the framework of the specialized exhibition “Innovation Day of the Russian Ministry of Defense” at the ERA Military Innovation Technopolis, Russian engineers demonstrated a portable meteorological station SMP-1 of dual purpose, which has no analogues.

The SMP-1 product is intended for measuring the main meteorological parameters of the atmosphere, processing, transmitting and displaying information in the interests of hydrometeorological support for various consumers in the field. The device has a compact size and fits into the pocket of the unloading vest of the shooter’s equipment.

With the help of the SMP-1 meteorological station, it is possible to quickly and objectively assess the meteorological situation on the spot without the involvement of hydrometeorological service units and the deployment of meteorological posts, to develop initial data for calculating various tactical and fire missions, taking into account meteorological factors. The device weighs approximately 600 grams. Power is provided by a built-in rechargeable battery.

The development can be used by a sniper shooter in the preliminary preparation of a fire mission in order to calculate (select) meteorological ballistic corrections. Also, the novelty can be used to ensure the landing of aircraft at an unequipped airfield, to parachute groups and units, to conduct radiation, chemical and biological reconnaissance, as well as to combat forest and area fires, to eliminate natural and man-made disasters and accidents. Source1 / Source2.

Within the framework of the «Day of Innovations» in the ERA Technopolis, the Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov presented her scientific developments.

The exposition of the Military Medical Academy presented such innovative products as «Cellular technologies in the treatment of combat burn injuries of the eyes» and «Technology for accelerated restoration of motor innervation in isolated proximal injuries of peripheral nerves«, which aroused particular interest among the First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Ruslan Tsalikov, who visited the exhibition. Source.

At the specialized exhibition of scientific developments, the SOSNA surveillance equipment detector and the SOSNA-N surveillance equipment neutralizer were demonstrated. The robot works on land: it captures the landscape of the area, recognizes optical devices, for example, a sniper scope, and puts a mark on the screen without human assistance. Currently, the SOSNA sphere is actively used by law enforcement agencies, security services, and are also used in a real combat situation. In the civilian sector, devices are used to ensure the safety of important objects and individuals. Source1 / Source2.

Few videos showing the exhibits:

07.04.2021 — The «Chameleon» anti-drone television complex capable of detecting drones flying in radio silence was presented at the ERA technopolis during a specialized exhibition “Innovation Day of the Russian Ministry of Defense”.

The complex carries out automatic target tracking in several spectral ranges, with the simultaneous issuance of target designation to the means of influence. As a result of recognition, the complex determines the type, model of the target, carries out preliminary selection of targets based on external features. The maximum range of the complex is from 3.5 thousand meters to 9 thousand meters at any time of the day depending on the type of target. Weight is about 45 kilograms. Source.

The system has a number of modifications, more info can be found here.

In addition, a robotic manipulator for work in space or under water at great depths was presented at the exhibition in ERA. The development is designed to perform complex spatial operations with high precision and speed. The advantage of the project is the small weight and high specific power of the sample, as well as the possibility of equipping manipulators with feedback sensors, including tactile ones. The robot is equipped with vision systems that allow the manipulators to be installed on mobile carriers as part of robotic systems, as well as on military and special-purpose vehicles. The robot can be used in space as a manipulator for an inspection satellite, maintenance and repair of spacecraft, for the deployment and maintenance of space-based antennas. The navy will be able to use the robot as a manipulator to work as part of autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles and as part of complexes for conducting search, emergency and rescue operations. It can also be used by engineering troops on various mobile platforms for solving tasks related to mine clearance, and ground forces as part of robotic systems for the maintenance of missile, artillery and rifle systems. Source1 / Source2 / Source3.

At the site of the ERA technopolis, a mechanical catfish was demonstrated — an underwater reconnaissance robot designed, among other things, to track enemy submarines. According to the developers, this is one of the stages of creating biosimilar robotic fish, the purpose of which is covert monitoring. The mechanical catfish is covered with plastic scales that hide microcircuits, sensors and wires. This is an invention of scientists from the Kurchatov Institute (resident of the ERA), specializing in the creation of biosimilar underwater robots for hidden monitoring. Source.

In the RIA Novosti image bank, one can see a number of other innovations presented at the exhibition.

15.03.2021 — The Russian Ministry of Defense, together with the National Research Center «Kurchatov Institute», organized the publication of the interdepartmental interdisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal «Bulletin of the Military Innovative Technopolis ERA».

The journal will publish materials on 16 scientific areas of the technopolis, such as artificial intelligence technologies, end-to-end digital technologies, robotics, etc. The materials will include the results of fundamental and applied scientific research, their approbation and testing, information about new technologies and technological solutions, and will also contain detailed information on the implementation of the obtained technologies in production and their transfer to the civil sphere. The scientific and technical journal will be published quarterly in an open and closed format. Source.

01.03.2021 — Military innovative technopolis ERA celebrates the third anniversary of its creation.

Three years ago, by the decision of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, as well as in accordance with the order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the ERA Military Innovative Technopolis was created. On March 1, 2018, scientists from leading scientific schools, defense industry enterprises, research and development organizations, universities, representatives of military command and control agencies and operators of scientific companies began work.

The ERA technopolis implements the idea of a unique combination of research and development areas for joint research in the interests of the defense department, in which not only specialists from the Russian Defense Ministry, but also scientists from civilian scientific and industrial organizations take part.

The combination of infrastructural, technological and scientific solutions has no analogues in world practice and is a solid foundation for the implementation of the set scientific tasks in order to create promising military and dual-use technologies. Source.

25.02.2021 — The ERA Technopolis hosted the All-Russian Scientific and Technical Conference on the Development of Hydroacoustic Object Detection Systems.

The event was held with the aim of exchanging information on new scientific and technical developments, searching for partners for cooperation in such areas as marine robotics, structural and functional materials for marine technology, hydroacoustic object detection systems, as well as hydrometeorology and geophysics of the Navy.

It is especially worth noting that this is the first conference within the framework of the new Technopolis marine laboratory. The event will further expand the areas of interaction between the Russian Ministry of Defense and industrial enterprises that are developing sonar systems for detecting objects in the interests of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Source.

03.02.2021 — The team of scientists of the Military Innovative Technopolis ERA was awarded a prize based on the results of the All-Russian competition for the search for scientific, innovative, production groups or teams capable of effectively implementing promising projects in the interests of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

The scientific group investigated the principles of building a telecommunications expert decision support system during the development and deployment of the unified automated digital communication system of the RF Armed Forces. The project is based on reducing the level of risks of subjectively erroneous decisions. It allows you to significantly reduce the financial and time costs of developing systems. Source.

27.01.2021 — A new laboratory in the ERA technopolis is developing new methods for determining the professional reliability of military personnel.

In January 2021, on the basis of the ERA Military Innovative Technopolis, a laboratory for monitoring the professional reliability of military personnel began work. This project is intended to study and implement technologies of the platform for medical and psychological monitoring of the professional reliability of military personnel, based on the principles of personalized medicine. The laboratory will solve the problems of increasing the productivity of military professional activities (technologies of the so-called «neuro-doping»), developing individual training programs taking into account the current profile of professionally important qualities and, finally, the problem of determining specific biological targets for medical and psychological rehabilitation. Source.

04.11.2020 — Electronic services and neural network technologies developed in the ERA technopolis were demonstrated within the framework of the Russian High Technologies Week 2020.

Within the framework of the Russian High Technologies Week 2020, Technopolis presented an exhibition stand, where the results of joint activities of organizations and participants of the ERA Technopolis were demonstrated. Among the samples presented are: an electronic assistant with the functions of analyzing information received by the public reception of the Russian Ministry of Defense from citizens’ requests and building analytical reports on its basis, a system for confirming the authenticity of electronic documents «Consensus», as well as development for remote sensing of the earth with deep learning neural networks. Source.

13.10.2020 — Employees of the military innovation technopolis ERA in cooperation with the Department of Information Systems of the RF Ministry of Defense and defense enterprises have developed a hardware and software complex for the study and testing of artificial intelligence technologies.

This product can be integrated into a control system, guidance, and recognition of various types of existing and developed military equipment. Also, the complexes will be used at command facilities and checkpoints. The devices also allow you to track the movement of enemy troops.

The main elements of the newest hardware and software complex are the «Monolith» long-term data storage device, the domestic «Elbrus» and «Iva» microprocessors, and a platform for training and testing deep neural networks.

The neural network of this unique complex works with information in a data bank that contains 100 thousand images of military equipment in the optical range and 5 thousand targets in the radar range. ERA experts estimate the detection accuracy of enemy targets at 95%. The use of this equipment will make a significant contribution to the automation of reconnaissance and strike systems of the Russian army.

Among other things, civil use is also provided. For example, the search for missing people, the study of rugged territories and objects in case of natural disasters.

For the full implementation of the project, a machine learning center is being formed on the basis of ERA. The tasks of this structure will include the development, training and testing of neural networks on virtual counterparts or mock-ups of military equipment, the formation of a database and the development of complex modules with artificial intelligence for porting to promising military platforms. Source1 / Source2 / Source3.

17.09.2020 — The Military Innovative Technopolis ERA hosted the 2nd All-Russian Scientific and Technical Conference «State and Prospects for the Development of Modern Science in the Field of Energy Supply Technologies. Life Support Devices and Machines».

The main discussions took place during the work of three sections. The first section was devoted to the prospects for the development of sources and systems of energy distribution, life support systems for facilities of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. The section discussed issues of optimization of power consumption, improvement of uninterruptible and autonomous power supply systems, monitoring of the state of power systems.

The issues discussed in the second section concerned the topic of import substitution and the creation of innovative products in the field of chemical fuels, oils, lubricants and special fluids, as well as methods for assessing the quality and performance of fuels and lubricants in various conditions. The main speeches were devoted to the technologies of creating synthetic petroleum products and their substitutes from other raw materials, as well as the problems of protecting machines and mechanisms from corrosion during the operation and conservation storage of weapons, military and special equipment.

The participants of the third section discussed the development of technologies of composite materials for personal body armor and protection elements for military equipment. Source.

Earlier, following the results of the last forum Army-2020, the head of the military innovative technopolis ERA, Lieutenant General Vladimir Ivanovsky gave an interview in which he spoke about one of the developments of the technopolis — a multi-rotor UAV for the study of buildings «SOVA» (Owl). The device consists of a laser lidar, an infrared camera, a thermal imager and a control unit. «SOVA» performs object recognition using neural networks and performs three-dimensional scanning of the building space. The training was carried out at the Technopolis Machine Learning Center on deep neural networks using domestic processors. The UAV allows building 3D maps of space indoors, recognizing people and objects. In addition, «SOVA» will be useful in emergency rescue operations, during special operations. The principle of operation of «SOVA» is demonstrated in the video at 7’20.

24.08.2020 — A model of the Russian «Krylo-SV» rocket was presented at the ERA military technopolis.


In February, the Scientific and Technical Council of the Advanced Research Foundation decided to start developing a flight demonstrator for the «Krylo-SV» launch vehicle and planned its first tests in 2023. The rocket will measure 6 meters long and 0.8 meters in diameter, and the demonstrator will be three times smaller than the original. «Krylo-SV» will travel at hypersonic speeds — up to Mach 6, and it is planned that after the separation of the second stage, which will continue its flight, the reusable stage will return to the cosmodrome on wings. Also, the newest «Wihr» (Whirlwind) engine will be developed specially for «Krylo-SV» rocket. Source.

Information about the project on the developer’s website.

30.07.2020 — Technopolis ERA has developed new requirements for the creation of modern combat equipment.

The existing system for creating military equipment for military personnel was developed for the period until 2025. At present, tasks have arisen to adjust it, taking into account the accumulated combat experience. As a result of the conference, a system of new tactical and technical requirements for the creation of combat equipment for the period up to 2035 was developed. It is planned that in 2022 this system will be included in the general concept for the production of uniforms for military personnel. Experts note that over the next 15 years the system will undergo changes at least 10 times. Source.

Scientists of the ERA Military Innovative Technopolis have developed a portable charger for military equipment that does not require recharging from the generator, since it is equipped with a long-term storage hydrogen fuel cell, one of the advantages of which, compared with foreign counterparts, is a weight within 1.5 kg, which it is important for its operation both in a training environment and in the field, when servicemen are in full gear.

This is a portable charger based on electrochemical generators, thanks to which it is possible to charge military radios, navigation devices, laser rangefinders, everything that works from rechargeable batteries in the field. Depending on the version, this charger can deliver up to 150W of power. The device is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell: due to the combination of hydrogen with metal, its long-term storage is ensured, the reaction products are water and carbon dioxide, that is, it is harmless to the environment. Source.

At the site of the ERA technopolis, the IRBIS thermal imaging complex was demonstrated — an optical-thermal imaging complex for temperature epidemiological control. It is a biosensor that can detect viruses. In less than 15 minutes, this version of the device is capable of detecting in the air or in water, for example, plague or smallpox. The device simultaneously measures the temperature of 10 people, the measurement error is 0.2 degrees. The IRBIS thermal imager combines an intelligent face recognition system and a system for alerting the operator about a person entering a building with an elevated temperature. The thermal imager can be integrated with the organization’s security system. If a sick employee comes to work, the complex will block his admission. IRBIS, among other exhibits, will be presented at the Army-2020 forum. Source.

19.06.2020 — In the Military Innovation Technopolis ERA the 2nd All-Russian Scientific and Technical Conference «State and Prospects for the Development of Science in the Field of ACS and IT Systems» was held.

During the event, special mobile applications were used, which were developed in the laboratories of the technopolis for remote subscribers via secure communication channels. Thanks to them, it was possible to connect more than 150 people and hear 34 reports on a given topic. Among the projects presented to the conference participants are the development of a bot for automated search for news materials in the media and a radio-technical information and control system for automatic landing and charging of UAVs on non-stationary platforms. Source1 / Source2.

22.05.2020 — Within the framework of the II All-Russian Scientific and Technical Conference on the topic «State and Prospects for the Development of Science», the scientists of the ERA Technopolis presented an intellectual development «Doctor’s Assistant».

Application of the development will significantly facilitate and accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The development of ERA Technopolis scientists is based on artificial intelligence. It independently builds an algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Its use will relieve and speed up the work of doctors, especially in a pandemic. At the moment, the web service is filled with the main symptoms of cardiovascular diseases, but in the future it is planned to fill this program with all therapeutic symptoms, as well as some changes in general and biochemical blood tests. Source.

14.04.2020 — The developers of the ERA technopolis intend to present at the ARMY-2020 exhibition a prototype of the first Russian device for monitoring the health of military personnel, which is a bracelet.

The bracelet will monitor the health of a serviceman in order to timely identify the prerequisites for the possible presence of diseases that were not identified during medical examinations in conditions of high physical exertion. In addition to monitoring cardiovascular activity, with which fitness bracelets available in retail trade are equipped, the development provides for monitoring blood oxygen saturation, measuring blood sugar and testosterone levels, which is important specifically for military personnel, for the male body. The foreign component base of existing fitness bracelets does not allow them to be used by military personnel, since most of them transmit information about geolocation.

Monitoring will be carried out by sensors that respond to biological materials, such as sweat secretions. This system will allow, if necessary, to transfer servicemen to another service, not related to the performance of large physical exertion, so as not to aggravate their health. Source.

10.02.2020 — A delegation of scientists from the Institute of Engineering Physics took part in the meeting of the Council of the Military Innovative Technopolis ERA.


An exhibition of the achievements of the participating organizations and partners of Technopolis ERA was timed to coincide with the meeting of the Council. Among the developments of the Institute of Engineering Physics (IEF), presented at the exhibition and in the design center of the technopolis, were: a simulator for satellite and tropospheric communication radio lines; a decameter communication modem; a complex of astronomical and geodetic, navigation and geoinformation support; a quantum memory register; medicines; autonomous fire extinguishing installations «Ogneborets» (Fire fighter); a local electric heating system. Source.

07.02.2020 — The Ministry of Defense has prepared a bill for the development of the ERA technopolis.

The law will be designed to provide legal entities and individual entrepreneurs focused on engaging in scientific and technical, innovative activities, unhindered access on comfortable financial conditions both to objects of scientific and innovative infrastructure, and to the results of scientific and technical activities created with the involvement of budget funds.

The draft law provides for a special legal regulation of relations between the governing bodies and participants of the technopolis during their scientific, technical and innovative activities. In addition, it regulates the activities of public authorities on the territory of the technopolis. Also, the law will ensure the functioning of the geographically separate complex of the technopolis. Source.

27.01.2020 — In the Military Innovation Technopolis ERA in Anapa, a research competition with a prize fund of 400 thousand rubles has ended.

The participants proposed both the already implemented development and the idea of using technologies and products. First Prize — research paper «Building a 3D scene map from one photo based on generative adversarial networks for planning the route of an unmanned aerial vehicle«. Second Prize — Research Paper «Visualization of Obstacles on the Indicator on the Windshield Using Optical Flow Estimation«. Third Prize — research work «Algorithm for object detection in aerial photographs based on deep convolutional neural networks«. Source.

17.11.2019 — The first federal TV channel of the Russian Federation aired a report on the ERA technopolis.

In the video, the report starts from 9’50.

15.11.2019 — The design center of the ERA Military Technopolis presented the first developments.


Among the samples presented was domestic development «Radio frequency marking», which allows you to read signals from radio tags and transmit data about them to a computer. Now it is being tested in the technopolis. Such completely domestic systems are presented for the first time in Russia.

ERA specialists also showed developments in the field of robotics, software, microelectronics, biotechnical systems and technologies, as well as a project to identify genetic disorders in the human genome. Source.

18.10.2019 — Within the framework of the scientific and technical conference held in the ERA Military Innovation Technopolis, a system was presented, designed for round-the-clock all-weather landing of unmanned aerial vehicles of various types.

The created complex of equipment allows the UAV to land in an automatic mode in the absence of a signal from satellite navigation systems and a failure of the command-telemetric radio control line. The new system involves the use of landmarks, consisting of 3 infrared beacons, operatively placed in the required place, and a technical vision system on the UAV. The onboard complex automatically detects and recognizes landmarks, calculates linear and angular coordinates, and controls its landing at a given point using an infrared filter camera and a computing module. Source.

17.10.2019 — Scientists of the ERA Military Technopolis presented a new model of a laser scanning device for detecting hidden infrastructure from an unmanned aerial vehicle.

The model allows not only to recognize the topography of the territory with high accuracy, but also to detect obstacles in the form of physical objects on the way to the target. The system was presented at the exhibition of promising developments within the framework of a scientific and technical conference in the field of “Technical vision. Pattern Recognition».

Lidar K16 (previous model — K8) is being developed taking into account the requirements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The scan rate of the new lidar is twice the previous version. Also, the number of measuring channels has been doubled, and the measurement range has increased from 100 to 200 meters. The first domestic Lidar K8 was presented at the ARMY-2019 International Military-Technical Forum. Source1 / Source2.

23.08.2019 — Six new areas of research will appear in the ERA Technopolis.

Six new priority research areas were considered in detail during the round table «Strategy for the scientific development of the Military Innovative Technopolis ERA» by its participants. These include such areas as «Small spacecraft», «Weapons on new physical principles», «Geoinformation platforms», «Hydrometeorological and geophysical support», «Technologies for the development of artificial intelligence for the development of AME» and the maritime direction. Work is already underway in all these areas. Source.

25.06.2019 — At the forum ARMY-2019 at the ERA Technopolis stand, an echeloned system of active protection of the water areas of the facilities «Gardemarin» was presented.


The «Gardemarin» (Midshipman) system is designed to detect, deter and counteract unauthorized entry into a guarded object by underwater and surface intruders, midget submarines, autonomous robotic underwater vehicles, combat hydrobionts, surface craft, as well as active influence on underwater intruders.

The «Gardemarin» kit consists of:

1. The equipment for control, collection and processing of information is intended for receiving, processing, displaying and registering information coming from the detection means, as well as for generating commands for controlling and monitoring the performance of technical security equipment

2. Frontier hydroacoustic station «Amulet-R»

3. Zonal hydroacoustic station «Amulet-Z»

4. Hydroacoustic warning device «Amulet-P»

5. Boosted fence «Volga» with a gate for the passage of watercraft

«Gardemarin» system on the developer’s website / Source1 / Source2.

Technopolis ERA demonstrated at the forum ARMY-2019 a new military drone, which is made in the form of a polar owl.

The aircraft weighing five kilograms is intended for reconnaissance. It can freely carry and spend up to 40 minutes in the air, and also determine the coordinates of the target. At the same time, the drone has laser illumination for targeting artillery and aviation. The aircraft is distinguished by reduced visibility so that you can fly close to the target. Engineers have come up with another device, but in the form of a falcon, which can imitate the sound of this bird. Source.

05.06.2019 — In the technopolis ERA the results of 6 months of work of operators of scientific companies were summed up.

In the laboratory for remote monitoring of vital body functions, a prototype of a mobile wearable electrocardiograph has been created, software has been developed in the interests of research carried out in the laboratory, and a data bank has been created.

The head of 3D Bioprinting Solutions, Youssef Khesuani, brought a unique 3D bioprinter operating on the principle of magnetic fields to the laboratory of cell technologies. The second copy of this bioprinter is on the ISS, where cosmonauts carry out joint research of Roskosmos and 3D Bioprinting Solutions on it. The bioprinter cuvettes were brought to the technopolis after the trip to the ISS.

The Laboratory of Additive Technologies is actively working on the creation of models of anatomical preparations for the educational process. Operators are improving the procedures for creating individual splints; they have also created original locking mechanisms that allow them to securely fix the splint on the limb. In addition, they have created preoperative organ models for planning surgical intervention in complex clinical cases. Source.

04.06.2019 — The ERA technopolis awarded the authors of the best innovative projects of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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The best innovative project in the category «Scientific companies of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation» was recognized the competition work «A device for the protection of the respiratory system and the head of a military man«. In addition, the award was given to the work «Recognition of technologies for bypassing restrictions on access to prohibited information resources«. Among the prize-winners there was also a model of a remotely controlled electronic warfare robot. Source.


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June 2018

December 2018

May 2019


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