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In Russia, begin to create a submarine robot "Iceberg"

The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom receives from the Advanced Research Foundation (FPI) all the necessary documents for the creation of the Iceberg nuclear-powered submarine that will develop the Arctic seas in harsh conditions. About it RIA News reported Viktor Litvinenko, who heads the FPI design team.

In Russia, begin to create a submarine robot "Iceberg"

Litvinenko said that the carried out avanprojects allow us to say that in the future in Russia there may appear a new technology for the development of subsoil under the Arctic ice. Our country is the only one in the world who is engaged in such projects. At the moment, FPI is engaged in the transfer of a huge amount of documentation to Rosatom.

According to the head of FPI, in order for all the developments to be carried out, the country needs a structure that will actively interact with such companies as Rosneft, Gazprom, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Rosatom, Russian Technologies. The result of this cooperation will be the emergence of autonomous robotic systems that will be in demand on the international market.

FPI is developing the Iceberg project on the basis of the Rubin Central Design Bureau. In the near future, unique robotized complexes may appear in Russia, which will carry out autonomous sub-ice and underwater development of hydrocarbon fields in the harsh conditions of the Arctic. Even last year, FPI has developed appropriate advance projects.
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  1. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman 18 September 2018 06: 59
    They haven’t created anything yet, but they’re already talking about selling at the m / n market! What kind of trading breed? Only sell, give away and write off! Developing your country is not necessary at all! Just to fill your pockets with dough! What a nasty thing this indefatigable bargaining!
  2. Sarmat Sanych
    Sarmat Sanych 18 September 2018 07: 52
    Our Arctic zone is 50% of the entire Arctic, where 30% of the world's gas reserves and 15% of the Earth’s oil are concentrated (I’m silent about bioresources and other minerals) - in the amount of tens of trillions of $. Therefore, it is not surprising that they are investing and developing, especially since it is known that dual-use technologies.
  3. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv 18 September 2018 09: 03
    . robotic complexes that will carry out autonomous submarine and underwater development of hydrocarbon deposits

    Is mastering accurate? Maybe exploration of deposits
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 18 September 2018 09: 23
      It’s more logical, indeed, while doing intelligence. Do not get involved in expensive mining, when you can still engage in mining with less problems while still on land. Although, if intelligence shows something very profitable, then it is worth doing it. And do it yourself, and not let foreign companies come to your resources, as it is on Sakhalin. hi
  4. Lycan
    Lycan 18 September 2018 10: 01
    Why blab it all - I don’t understand.
    There would be a promising robotic trump card (special reconnaissance officer) up the sleeve. And so, they publicly launched the "preliminary project" into implementation - they gave rise to thoughtful reflections on the capture.
    Is this not the basics for the development of promising special equipment?
  5. san4es
    san4es 18 September 2018 10: 52
    hi ... One boat is not limited.
    ... The Iceberg project, presented at the Neva-2017 exhibition, consists of several subprojects that will provide fully underwater (under-ice) development of hydrocarbon fields in the year-round ice cover zone. The customer of the project is the Advanced Research Fund (FPI), the lead contractor is Rubin Central Design Bureau.
    The Iceberg project includes:
    - an underwater drilling complex for the construction of exploration and production wells. It will provide drilling operations in a robotic mode with the transmission of telemetry information to a remote control point. Foreign analogues of elements of underwater drilling equipment are absent or are at intermediate stages of development.
    - an underwater energy complex (based on a nuclear power plant). It solves the problem of autonomous energy supply without the presence of maintenance personnel. The service life is 30 years, the time of continuous operation without human presence and maintenance is at least 8000 hours.
    The project also provides for the creation of two inhabited civilian nuclear submarines:
    - underwater transport and installation and service complex (delivery, installation / dismantling and maintenance). It is a civilian submarine of catamaran performance. Total underwater displacement - about 17 thousand tons, immersion depth - up to 400 meters, autonomy - up to 90 days, crew - about 40 people.
    - an underwater seismic survey vessel (can also perform the functions of monitoring the underwater environment). A civil submarine under water unfolds a seismic recording platform on its sides - special "wings" to which seismic streamers are attached; the release of an extended towed seismic streamer is also envisaged. The total underwater displacement is about 14 thousand tons, the immersion depth is up to 400 meters, the autonomy is up to 90 days, the crew is up to 40 people. It can be operated both in the zone of year-round ice and in the non-ice zone, acting regardless of the state of the sea.
    Each of the complexes can be implemented separately and act independently.