Domestic deepwater robot Invisible successfully tested
Creating a robotic mechanisms to the needs of the army deal is not new, but there are new models of equipment that are extremely advanced. For example, according to the publication RIA "News" in the Baltic Sea has recently successfully completed tests of an unmanned glider silent "Sea Shadow", which is almost impossible to detect.
The test unmanned glider marine experts held Main Scientific-Research Test Center for Robotics (GNIITS MO) and the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SMTU). Glider is an autonomous underwater vehicle driven by hydrodynamic forces. The device is able to be up to six months at sea, passing the shore different information.
Domestic underwater glider "Sea Shadow" is developed on the basis of the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg and the research and production enterprise of underwater technologies "Okeanos". unit length leaves 3 meters, diameter - 31 cm, weight - 150 kilograms and the maximum speed - 2 nodes. Glider is capable of carrying loads up to 15 kg. As stated by the head of the Defense Research and Development SPbGMTU Igor Kozhemyakin,
"We had another successful test of the glider" Sea Shadow "in the Baltic Sea. The new modification of the hybrid vehicle can overcome the flow due to the propeller. At the same time keep track of the glider is almost impossible - it is moving, almost without making noise. During testing the glider was working in sheltered areas, and in the open sea for the area, which is a serious test for the machine, which has no propulsion system. "Sea Shadow" is different from previous versions of the more realistic performance, precision control and an expanded set of payloads. "