Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed to find students of one of St. Petersburg universities, for the fifth time became the champions of the world in programming, in order, if possible, to use their knowledge in the interests of the Armed Forces.
“Today I heard on television that students from one of St. Petersburg universities for the fifth time became world champions in programming. They need to find. We need to work with these guys somehow, because we really need them, ”the minister said on Thursday during a meeting with university rectors and the public.
According to Shoigu, the military department is ready to create all the necessary conditions for the fruitful work of such talents in the scientific companies being created.
“There are a lot of spheres of application for servicemen of such companies. This, in particular, is the work on the creation of mobile electrical installations on alternative power sources, which are the sun and wind, such installations are necessary for mining units, as well as installations for the extraction and purification of water, "Shoigu quoted RIA"News».
In addition, according to him, the military is interested in communications, robotics and "everything innovative that is possible for use in the Armed Forces."
Shoigu recalled that last week he took part in a large show of drones. “And, of course, in this part we are also interested in the country's leading universities, civil aviation educational institutions where we would really, really like to develop the subject of unmanned aerial vehicles. And with the end result. That is, this is not scientific work for the sake of entertainment, but this is what should be of benefit, ”said the head of the Ministry of Defense.
He noted that the project to create scientific companies in the Russian army found support from the supreme commander-in-chief of the country. “We received support, and, actually, we start from tomorrow,” concluded Shoigu.