Russian Defense Ministry: half of the first scientific company remained in the army after conscription service
Half of the servicemen selected a year ago to be the first Russian scientific company remained in the Armed Forces after the conscription service was completed. This was reported to journalists at the Ministry of Defense.
"Seventeen of 34, a man of an Air Force scientific company who served a year on conscription, decided to continue service in the Armed Forces and were appointed to military posts of scientific officers with a lieutenant rank," said a defense spokesman.
Currently, 180 people from more than 10 Russian regions are called up for service in scientific companies. Military personnel in the interests of the Ministry of Defense have already filed 10 applications for the grant of patents for inventions and developed 29 rational proposals, he noted.
"In this spring call, the competition for selecting candidates for scientific companies amounted to three people per seat. The list of leading educational institutions that recruit candidates for these unique units has expanded significantly," said the representative of the press service and information department of the Ministry of Defense. This is Moscow aviation Institute, Bauman University, St. Petersburg State University, Voronezh State Technical University, etc.
The main tasks of scientific companies are to conduct comprehensive research and development work, military scientific support of work performed by defense enterprises in the framework of state defense orders, as well as the creation of various programs and automated control systems.
Today in Russia there are five scientific companies. The first one was created on the basis of the Military Training and Scientific Center of the Air Force of the Russian Federation "Air Force Academy named after Zhukovsky and Gagarin" in Voronezh.
Each scientific company will have about 60 people. Their locations are Moscow, Krasnogorsk (Moscow region), St. Petersburg and Voronezh. The age criteria for recruitment and the service life of students in scientific companies are the same as those of other recruits. The living conditions and daily routine are no different from other units, except for the fact that military training classes have been replaced by scientific activities in laboratories and computer centers of the Armed Forces.
A third of the "Space Scientific Company" servicemen will become lieutenants
One-third of young scientists who have served a year in conscription in the scientific company of the aerospace defense forces (VVKO) will enter into a contract and in November 2014 will receive lieutenant shoulder straps, and half of them will take part in the All-Russian Innovations competition in the autumn. This was announced by the Deputy Commander of the Space Command, Major General Anatoly Nestechuk.
"Twelve guys write master's theses, ten have decided to become officers of the Armed Forces, and in November, I hope we will solemnly hand them shoulder straps," he said during the ceremonial sending of conscripts to scientific companies at the Moscow assembly point.
Nestechuk recalled that today the third scientific company in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region, is successfully operating in the East Kazakhstani forces. The training of 30 military personnel is conducted on the basis of the 820 State Center for Alert Rocket Attack Warning.
The company’s servicemen, according to Nestechuk, prepared and published more than 180 scientific articles in various publications.
"In addition, 12 guys from this company expressed a desire to work at the enterprises of the military-industrial complex and in research organizations of the Ministry of Defense. In August, 16 company soldiers will take part in the All-Russian competition" Innovations, "said the VVKO representative.
Nestechuk noted that the best technical universities of the country are engaged in the training of servicemen of scientific companies. “In the Armed Forces, as nowhere else, your knowledge and skills are in demand today,” he stressed, addressing conscripts.
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