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Sapphire program: in Poland they are going to create the latest weapons

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Poland, with all its limited resources, dreams of its own high-tech weapons and innovative technologies. So, recently, the Polish National Center for Research and Development adopted a new program “Sapphire”.


The National Center for Research and Development (Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju, NCBiR) is a Polish state agency created 12 years ago to support companies working in the field of science and high technology. One of the most important activities of the center is research in the field of defense and national security, conducted in the interests of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland and the Internal Security Agency.

Trying to attract Polish companies to work in the interests of the state and defense, the center organizes contests, one of which is the Sapphire program announced recently. The NCBiR acknowledges that modern Poland lacks innovative technologies and technical solutions that could be used to develop the latest weapons.

The Sapphire program is designed to fill this gap, primarily in several key areas:
- high precision weapons;
- information Technology;
- surveillance systems;
- unmanned vehicles;
- defense and survival systems on the battlefield;
- modern high-energy materials.

The Center also published a Breakthrough Technology List based on a similar list of the NATO Research and Technology Organization. Specialists of the North Atlantic Alliance have identified such areas of research as quantum technologies for the needs of cryptography and information security, artificial intelligence, intelligent autonomous systems, night vision tools, microsatellites, radiation energy, power supply and energy storage systems, miniature electronic circuits, robotics, and non-traditional weapons.

Thus, the Polish agency NCBiR has identified priority interests in technology and technical solutions. Companies and scientific organizations are invited to develop new technologies, in turn, the state will take on the task of providing material incentives and organizational support for researchers, scientists, engineers who undertake the development and implementation of innovations.

Three competitions within the framework of the Sapphire program are designed for two years, but the overall implementation of projects will last at least 10 years. After all, it’s not so easy to even find artists to solve the tasks, given that Poland has never shone with success in the field of innovative developments.

By the way, ordinary Poles understand this very well, who in the comments on the network gave a fair assessment of the new project:

None of this will work, we already have traditions, and we are a nation of traditionalists. What are the achievements of Polish technology and industry after World War II?


It is unlikely that the agency leaders themselves and those in charge in the Polish government do not understand the relationship between ambition and the real situation, including with resources - not only material, but also, say, intellectual, human.

But the development of funds in the framework of government programs are engaged in almost all countries of the world and Poland is no exception. The center will receive generous funding from the government, some companies with which they conclude contracts will also receive their money and will be engaged in “innovation activities” for years.

But will Poland see the results of this technological creativity? So far, Warsaw has no real achievements and successes in the field of high-tech developments, and if Poland can be compared with anyone in the North Atlantic Alliance in a more favorable light, then perhaps with such NATO members as Romania, Bulgaria or Montenegro recently joined the alliance .
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 15 January 2020 10: 22
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    The NCBiR acknowledges that modern Poland lacks innovative technologies and technical solutions that could be used to develop the latest weapons.

    That's it ... the whole history of Poland shows that nothing outstanding for peace in Poland has ever been created ... there is no scientific school, there are no inventor nuggets ... there are no world-famous scientists ... there is only terry Russophobia ... you cannot make world-class inventions on it ... so this is another big bunch.
    1. 16329
      16329 15 January 2020 10: 46
      +8
      But what about Copernicus and Warehouse Curie?
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 15 January 2020 11: 09
        +1
        Warehouse Curie?

        She did her work while working in Paris. smile
        Copernicus again made his work in Italy. hi
        Poland itself has nothing to boast of.
        1. Romka
          Romka 15 January 2020 11: 20
          +2
          Copernicus is at least half German. Not a single document written by him personally in Polish has been found.
          1. 16329
            16329 15 January 2020 14: 57
            +3
            Scientific works in the 16th century were written only in Latin, so he did not need to write in Polish
            1. Romka
              Romka 15 January 2020 19: 06
              +1
              Given that he was brought up in a German family, then he needed to speak Polish the same thing. wink
      2. Errr
        Errr 15 January 2020 11: 20
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        Quote: 16329
        But what about Copernicus and Warehouse Curie?
        Thank you for asking, otherwise I myself did not know. It turns out:
        The question of the ethnicity of Copernicus is still the subject of discussion. Copernicus’s mother was German (Barbara Watzenrode), his father’s nationality is unclear, but it is known that he was a native of Krakow. Thus, ethnically Copernicus was German or half German, although he himself may have considered himself a Pole (according to territorial and political affiliation). He wrote in Latin and German, not a single document in Polish, written by his hand, was found; after the early death of his father, he was brought up in a German family of mother and uncle. It should be noted that the concept of nationality in those years was much more vague than today, and some historians suggest that Copernicus be considered a Pole and a German at the same time.
        Source:
        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Коперник,_Николай#Ранние_годы

        But Maria Salome Sklodowska is undoubtedly a Polish woman. Here the mosquito will not undermine the nose.) She is the most amazing person. True, even here it is not without "neighborly intervention.") Her father, who played a huge role in the formation of his youngest daughter, was a graduate of St. Petersburg University.
        1. 16329
          16329 15 January 2020 14: 49
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          This is not “neighborly interference”, just her father studied at the capital’s university
          I always told the Poles that I live in their former capital - the city of St. Petersburg
    2. vvvjak
      vvvjak 15 January 2020 10: 48
      +3
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      there is only terry Russophobia ...

      But money is being paid for it right now.
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      so this is another big bunch.

      The bunch is loud enough - zilch itself sounds in Polish laughing .
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 January 2020 10: 59
      -2
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      Poland has never been created ... there is no scientific school, there are no nuggets-inventors ... there are no world-famous scientists

      And everything that was created after the war by the Soviet Union has long been profucan. Remained a country of limitrophy, at the level of a banana republic living at the expense of the European Union.
    4. knn54
      knn54 15 January 2020 11: 01
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      The trouble (and not only for Poland) is CONTINUITY What is in sport, what is in science. If anything was, it was destroyed long ago. There are no specialists who not only developed, but could also transfer knowledge. NONE of the "Varangians" will not go to Poland. Option one - COOPERATION. But again, no appropriate means, no brains.
    5. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 15 January 2020 11: 39
      +3
      You know very poorly the history of Poland. I will give just one example of a military nature. During the Battle of Warsaw in 1920, the Poles hacked into the ever-changing ciphers of the Red Army one by one, which made it possible to know all the plans of Soviet Russia.
      1. cost
        cost 15 January 2020 15: 40
        +1
        in Poland gathered to create the latest weapons

        Stanislav Lem's science fiction novel "Invincible" was taken as an analogue and technical basis)))
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 15 January 2020 16: 51
        -1
        Quote: Zeev Zeev
        During the Battle of Warsaw in 1920, the Poles hacked into the ever-changing ciphers of the Red Army one by one, which made it possible to know all the plans of Soviet Russia.

        Well, such a powerful army was supposed to stop Hitler and reach Berlin. And we just helped the Poles take Berlin.
        1. Zeev Zeev
          Zeev Zeev 15 January 2020 17: 35
          -1
          A powerful army, or not powerful, but the only country whose troops fought with Hitler from the first day of World War II until the end of the Third Reich is Poland.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 15 January 2020 18: 30
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            Quote: Zeev Zeev

            A powerful army, or not powerful, but the only country whose troops fought with Hitler from the first day of World War II until the end of the Third Reich is Poland.

            And who would argue, and this country was called the Governor-General of the 3rd Reich, which was formed on October 26, 1939 in accordance with the order of the Reich Chancellor of the German Empire, Adolf Hitler, on October 12, 1939. And it turned out, “The Polish army took Berlin, and the Russian helped,” reads the old ironic rhyme.
            But seriously, the Poles invested in our common Victory, much more than all the countries of Europe combined (excluding Britain).
            1. Zeev Zeev
              Zeev Zeev 15 January 2020 19: 28
              -1
              Well, why only the governor general? It was also called the Bialystok, Brest, Baranavichy, Pinsk regions of the BSSR, Volyn, Drohobych, Rivne, Stanislavov, Lviv, Ternopil regions of the USSR. It was also called the Polish Separate Mountain Rifle Brigade in Norway, the 1st and 2nd Polish Infantry Divisions, the 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade in France, the 5th Polish Battalion in Yugoslavia, the 302nd and 303rd Polish Fighter Squadrons over Britain ... And much more is different from the Arctic, where Polish destroyers traveled in polar convoys, to Africa, where the Poles fought in Tobruk.
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 15 January 2020 20: 32
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                Quote: Zeev Zeev
                Bialystok, Brest, Baranovichi, Pinsk regions of the BSSR,

                And when do you think they were Polish, from 1939 to 1945 or what?
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 15 January 2020 10: 35
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    Yes, so that they untied their navel!
  3. Errr
    Errr 15 January 2020 10: 40
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    Why "Sapphire"? This is the classic "Full"! laughing
    They should have consulted with Anatoly Borisych regarding competent budget cuts.
  4. Basarev
    Basarev 15 January 2020 10: 42
    -3
    At least the Poles are trying to develop. And we only chew on the Soviet legacy.
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 15 January 2020 10: 54
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      I don’t know where you are biting.
      It was necessary to be friends with Russia, and would not have to bite.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 15 January 2020 16: 56
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        Quote: Mestny
        It was necessary to be friends with Russia, and would not have to bite.

        Ooh! Have you forgotten the words of I.V. Stalin.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 January 2020 11: 02
      -1
      Quote: Basarev
      At least the Poles are trying to develop.

      And what they have developed, enlighten, not everything will be understood about Poland.
    3. gridasov
      gridasov 15 January 2020 11: 30
      +2
      Moreover, in search of breakthrough innovative ideas and solutions, Poland starts from an easy start without being burdened with dogma and the old school, and so to speak, from scratch. But in Russia, before you start doing anything, you need to go through fire, water and copper pipes of bureaucratic obstacles.
      1. bars1
        bars1 15 January 2020 11: 43
        -2
        In your opinion, the more backward the science in the country, the more chances it has of a technological breakthrough ?! Yes, you are the original!
        1. gridasov
          gridasov 15 January 2020 12: 08
          +2
          You think so. Poland is an industrialized country and very mobile in its development agility. Contrary to Russia, where megastructures devour the activity of any medium or small industries. You have no laws on profitability from here and no harmonious development. Therefore, the very desire of Poland to join the club of high-tech countries is a very big plus. And it is not known who will cope faster with the transformation and development of advanced innovative ideas and solutions. Therefore, it is worth distinguishing what is intellectually weak in development, but with a potential for development, or huge and inactive, etc. which, for a variety of reasons, are not capable of making new decisions.
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 January 2020 16: 54
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          Quote: bars1
          In your opinion, the more backward the science in the country, the more chances it has of a technological breakthrough ?! Yes, you are the original!

          How many times have I promised myself not to argue with non-brothers and Poles. And you, too, stepped on the same rake.
        3. gridasov
          gridasov 19 January 2020 20: 04
          +1
          You can not fill the full cup!
    4. Pavel57
      Pavel57 17 January 2020 20: 45
      0
      What country do you "gnaw" from?
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 January 2020 10: 54
    -1
    in Poland gathered to create the latest weapons
    Nu-nu. feel Gather naked - just gird. request Gathered and the result is guaranteed, probably the pans from the independent slaves learned. feel
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 January 2020 11: 03
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Gather naked - just gird.

      Departure, approach and placement. And the rest will come by itself.
    2. gridasov
      gridasov 15 January 2020 12: 20
      -1
      Everyone has the right to say anything. This only reveals the essence of the speaker’s inner world. Only everyone should understand that the machine tools in everyone in the world are the same. There is a shortage of the fact that you can create something new and breakthrough on this equipment and technologies almost the same for everyone. Therefore, I think the possibilities are equal for everyone
  6. gridasov
    gridasov 15 January 2020 11: 06
    +2
    Poland has the intellectual potential of Ukrainian citizens who can realize themselves in a neighboring country.
    1. Romka
      Romka 15 January 2020 11: 22
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      In Poland, lately Ukrainian speech is not uncommon. This is true.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 15 January 2020 11: 34
      -2
      Quote: gridasov
      Poland has the intellectual potential of Ukrainian citizens who can realize themselves in a neighboring country.

      Who can argue, only the intellectual potential of Ukrainian citizens has long been realized, this is "walk the field". request Do you propose to make it out of "ne perished"? We do not mind. feel
      1. gridasov
        gridasov 15 January 2020 11: 40
        +1
        Well do not tell! In Russia, I have not been able to develop for more than ten years. We have already bought equipment, but it does not add up. Still need support. Why not try in Poland. Scientists know you are moving away from politics. Don’t feed us bread let us work!
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 15 January 2020 11: 46
          -2
          I agree. We have only one support. "Give!"
          Is Poland different? Well, try it. (they’ll just shine there)
          Scientists know you are moving away from politics
          It’s just that politics hasn’t come yet for you. request
          1. gridasov
            gridasov 15 January 2020 12: 13
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            Absolutely agree! Therefore, when I was offered cooperation, I always meant under which wing the cover would fall. The vast majority did not even think about it. Therefore, further on I simply politely walked away from cooperation. You are absolutely right that where politics intervenes there is the pinnacle of the art of all human vices. But! Do not forget that I am a bot and AI, and you are people.
      2. gridasov
        gridasov 15 January 2020 12: 23
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        There is no need to generalize. In Ukraine, not everyone has gone crazy. They say to us and it can be heard often that if difficulties did not kill us, then they made us even stronger and smarter.
    3. bars1
      bars1 15 January 2020 11: 45
      -3
      The only question is: "Will the Polish ambition allow the use of Ukrainians?"
  7. vanavatny
    vanavatny 15 January 2020 11: 22
    +2
    vile state, and according to custom, for some reason I have to say that the Poles themselves are not like that ... I don’t wish good luck not to them, not their country, there were three sections, there will be one more
    1. gridasov
      gridasov 15 January 2020 11: 35
      +3
      You paint the world with your colors, denying reality. And she’s not always the way we want.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 15 January 2020 11: 41
      -1
      I agree. What is remarkable, they do everything themselves, with their own hands, for this.
      The curator was changed from England to the United States, that is, the flag, and the curators' approach is the same: the Psheks are consumables, at least for a saber, at least for a bullet, even for nuclear weapons. And they agree - the Vatican’s program, no arguing against. recourse
      1. gridasov
        gridasov 15 January 2020 12: 15
        +1
        They have their own circumstances of development, therefore, until the right to decide is reached, they are flexible. But the price is that they want to be a great nation!
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 15 January 2020 12: 19
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          Quote: gridasov
          They have their own circumstances of development, therefore, until the right to decide is reached, they are flexible. But the price is that they want to be a great nation!

          Tell them that I have already deleted them from the list of applicants as historical autists. Like a bot bot. feel
    3. Romka
      Romka 15 January 2020 19: 05
      -1
      Here you had a triple in geography school ("I have a triple in geography, I'm not joking,"), and FSE in analytics ....
      1. vanavatny
        vanavatny 15 January 2020 19: 17
        +1
        but where are you, my dear fellow, from fraternal Belarus, I saw in my emotional post about Poland an analyst stop only contempt and dislike .. but about the three I was misleading Malenko ... How are you doing there, today was a terribly gloomy article
        1. Romka
          Romka 15 January 2020 20: 11
          -2
          Here's a trend, however. The main visitors of the VO forum are residents of Central and Eastern Russia who understand so "finely" the inhabitants (and the situation there) of the Baltic States, Poland (nevertheless spelled with a capital letter yes ), Belarus (here you good ), Ukraine, but never having been there. For example, I have no idea what is happening, for example, in Kazakhstan or Azerbaijan, the Far East or the Crimea. I always want to hear (read) information first-hand. And then, as if the team "face" on this Poland. Yes, these Poles were given to you. where are they and where are you? They have their own problems, we have others. Let them discuss our problems, and not "Forgive me Manka, hospitable from the entrance door."
          1. vanavatny
            vanavatny 15 January 2020 20: 31
            +2
            hi your truth, here I am, spawn, did not discuss the situation in the same POLAND tongue , in the coffin I saw her all her conscious life, and the situation in the Baltic states is also interesting only from the point of view of the danger for Russia from the latter ... but I watch the world television channel quite often, for example, the year before last, a cool parade was in Minsk: tanks, airplanes, harvesters until dusk ... I really liked last year’s communication with Old Man reporters (sorry it didn’t help Minsk hc Dynamo) good luck to all of us, good people love
            1. Romka
              Romka 15 January 2020 21: 04
              0
              Thank you, but nothing will help Dynamo this season sad
              1. vanavatny
                vanavatny 15 January 2020 21: 30
                0
                yeah, 12th place is not what the fans have the right to count on, well, nothing, the current leader, CSKA, was a number of years ago in the zone of deep anal sounding and made me want to talk obscenely, be kind
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 15 January 2020 11: 28
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    Sapphire program: in Poland they are going to create the latest weapons

    Everyone should have their own program! These will have a Sapphire.
  9. Aliken
    Aliken 15 January 2020 12: 03
    0
    Everywhere its "Chubais" as a phenomenon.
  10. K-50
    K-50 15 January 2020 12: 11
    +1
    To create something "new", you need to spend money not on Russophobia, but on scientific research. This is not counting the fact that it is desirable to have successes in scientific developments and certain discoveries.
    Is there any of this in present-day Poland? Does her younger generation win scientific olympiads?
    No, there is none of this. request
    Therefore, they can forget about some progress in the field of creating something "new".
    To determine who can invent something new, you need to look at those countries whose representatives act and win in the "scientific competitions" of schoolchildren and students. Only they, with the help of this younger generation, can "leap forward". All the rest are doomed to follow only in their footsteps. yes
    1. gridasov
      gridasov 15 January 2020 12: 32
      +1
      You would just look at the projects of the winners of the SKOLKOVO competitions for 2019. This is a kindergarten. And then it is worth distinguishing the learned material of the winners of the competitions from the ability to see the depth of processes and innovation in the reasoning of young minds. This is fundamentally different data. So, there’s nothing to boast about.
    2. L-39NG
      L-39NG 15 January 2020 13: 57
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      Look at Wikipedia, Category: Polish Scientists
      Maybe the names of Polish mathematicians who have broken the ENIGMA code are now known in Russia. Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Ruzicki.
      1. K-50
        K-50 15 January 2020 14: 15
        +1
        Quote: L-39NG
        Look at Wikipedia, Category: Polish Scientists
        Maybe the names of Polish mathematicians who have broken the ENIGMA code are now known in Russia. Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Ruzicki.

        So let them try to develop present-day Poland. fellow yes lol
        What is not them? Are you dead? Is there a replacement for them? No?
        Then there’s nothing to talk about. request hi
  11. NF68
    NF68 16 January 2020 18: 45
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    You can want it. But will it work out?