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Steel Research Institute news: work on the development of booking materials continues

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The development of promising domestic remedies and protection systems continues. One of the main performers of such works and the main developer of various options for armor protection is the Moscow Research Institute of Steel, which is part of the Tractor Plants concern. Recently, the details of the latest work of this organization, as well as its new achievements in creating new remedies and their components, have become known.


Not so long ago, steel armor of the type 44С-Cв-Ш, belonging to the ultrahigh-strength class, was adopted. A new grade of armor was introduced in the middle of 2014. It was reported that this protection option was created by a research institute on its own initiative and at its own expense. After passing all the necessary tests, the new 44C-Cv-Ш armor was put into service and recommended for use in new designs. The new development of the Scientific Research Institute of Steel can be used to create various tools and equipment that need to be protected from small arms weapons.

Back in 2014, domestic media reported that armor of the 44C-Cv-Sh type was approved by the Uralvagonzavod corporation, which is engaged in the creation of promising armored vehicles. It was argued that the new material was adopted for trial operation, and in the future it can be used to create advanced technology for various purposes.

Steel Research Institute news: work on the development of booking materials continues


Also, at present, the research institutes of Steel have been actively engaged in the creation of new non-metallic materials suitable for use as part of protective equipment. In addition to high strength steels, the composition of armor protection can be used ceramic and composite materials with the required characteristics. In addition, polymers such as high molecular weight polyethylene are of particular interest. All these promising areas of development of materials for protection are studied and developed by domestic experts.

The development of non-metallic materials for booking and the subsequent deployment of their production have a high priority, since similar technologies were absent until recently, which led to the need to purchase the necessary products abroad. According to reports, about 70% of ceramics used in combination armor, as well as almost all 100% of high molecular weight polyethylene were purchased from foreign manufacturers. In the construction of protected equipment and the production of other systems that need similar materials, Russian enterprises had to rely on supplies from Germany, Israel, India, China and other countries.

Risks associated with the supply of foreign materials and components, lead to the need to deploy its own production in order to avoid possible problems with the construction and operation of armored vehicles, etc. Within the framework of the current import substitution, various measures are being taken to create and deploy production of own analogues of foreign products, the purchase of which may be impossible for one reason or another.

SRI Steel has a wide experience in the development of ceramic armor elements. The first similar products of domestic production were developed several decades ago and were used in personal protective equipment. Subsequently, the development of this direction continued, which led to the emergence of a number of new technologies, products, systems, etc. Work on the creation of armor ceramics and other non-metallic materials continues to this day.

In a recent press release from the Research Institute of Steel, it was noted that, up to a certain time, the organization had to face some problems. So, the main potential customer of the Institute’s products in the person of the Ministry of Defense, in need of new developments in the field of armor protection, has not shown interest in domestic products until a certain time. The military department preferred foreign products with the required characteristics, which were introduced into some new projects. Domestic developments in the field of protection, in turn, remained without state support.

Despite these difficulties, the main domestic developer of armor managed to develop new materials and technologies, as well as begin to deploy their production. Several Russian enterprises are involved in the production of new security elements, primarily ceramic ones. The joint work of the Research Institute of Steel and manufacturing enterprises has allowed the creation and production of samples of armor ceramics, which in their characteristics are not inferior to the leading foreign developments in this field.

Jointly, scientific and industrial enterprises were engaged in the formation of requirements for the physical and mechanical properties of new ceramic materials, developed technologies for the production of such products, developed methods for evaluating products, and also tested them. Also, the development of products with the use of ceramic elements, which were planned to be used in the creation of promising means of protection or technology, was conducted.

The result of such a joint work of a number of organizations was a significant improvement in the quantity and quality of products. Literally, within two or three years, the release of armor ceramics was allegedly increased tenfold. The development of materials continues, which should lead to further improvements in the parameters of products and technologies.

In 2014, the Research Institute of Steel was able to move from theoretical research in the field of ceramic materials used in reservation to solving practical problems. In particular, by this time, a site for the production of ceramic panels of various types for various purposes was expanded. To date, the release of new products has reached a fairly high pace, which allows the institute to supply the necessary materials in the interests of mass production of armored vehicles. For example, it is now possible to provide ceramics Tanks Armata family, Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles, Typhoon armored cars and other latest-generation equipment.


On the materials of the sites:
http://niistali.ru/
http://arms-expo.ru/
http://vpk-news.ru/
http://vestnik-rm.ru/
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  1. surrozh
    surrozh 29 June 2016 06: 40
    +3
    In any case, these are new jobs, new scientific developments and new tools for production. This is welcome.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 29 June 2016 06: 45
      +3
      It would be great if such news came from other industries. Thank you for the article.
  2. atos_kin
    atos_kin 29 June 2016 07: 41
    +3
    So, the main potential customer of the Institute’s products, represented by the Ministry of Defense, in need of new developments in the field of armor protection, until a certain time did not show interest in domestic products.

    But for this it is necessary to "wash the neck" irresponsible "gentlemen".
    1. Shadowcat
      Shadowcat 29 June 2016 09: 12
      +2
      Somehow it didn’t order ...
      Development and adoption of a new generation of body armor 6B11 and 6B12 and helmets 6B7, 6B14, 6B6, TSh-5 (2002)
      Adoption of the new complex of universal DZ of the modular type Relic (2005)
      Supply to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of a family of new-generation helmets 6B26, 6B27, 6B28 (2006)
      Delivery to a foreign customer of the first set of computer training programs for the T-90 tank (2008)
      Development of a family of highly protected armored vehicles "Bear" for the army (2009)

      I just looked at it.
      1. atos_kin
        atos_kin 29 June 2016 11: 49
        +2
        We are talking about an order to conduct advanced fundamental and exploratory research, specialized in obtaining and introducing new scientific results in the defense sector, and not about the final products listed on the wiki.
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  3. evil partisan
    evil partisan 29 June 2016 07: 51
    +1
    At one time, I was fortunate enough to touch on the topic of developing heat-resistant and high-hard steels. A terribly interesting field of knowledge, but very empirical ... Actually, there was almost no science in the process of developing a new composition: they simply received a new composition, and then conducted its comprehensive tests. They did something themselves, something in VIAM. Interestingly: in the course of 30 years some theories have appeared that could predict the properties of ZhSs and superhard steels even before they are obtained? Atleast approximately. Who is in the know, enlighten! Thanks in advance! hi
  4. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 29 June 2016 09: 08
    +2
    How many lives does this research institute save and continues to save.
  5. Vadim237
    Vadim237 29 June 2016 09: 08
    +1
    It would not be bad if they also engage in research on metal-based armored materials.
    1. Simple
      Simple 1 July 2016 23: 35
      0
      Quote: Vadim237
      research of metal-based armored materials.

      and why do you need metal foam (like armor)?
      protect yourself from radiation?
      the result that Afsaneh Rabiei from the University of North Carolina received at a thickness of 2,5 cm (25 mm) is still for 7,62mm

      Yes, and it seems to me that about 2,5 see the lady is clearly misinforming someone


      Bullet length 7,62 mm armor-piercing?
  6. PROSTEEL
    PROSTEEL 29 June 2016 09: 30
    +2
    Quote: ShadowCat
    Somehow it didn’t order ...
    Development and adoption of a new generation of body armor 6B11 and 6B12 and helmets 6B7, 6B14, 6B6, TSh-5 (2002)
    Adoption of the new complex of universal DZ of the modular type Relic (2005)
    Supply to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of a family of new-generation helmets 6B26, 6B27, 6B28 (2006)
    Delivery to a foreign customer of the first set of computer training programs for the T-90 tank (2008)
    Development of a family of highly protected armored vehicles "Bear" for the army (2009)

    I just looked at it.


    I think I mean the period of rule of Mr. "Taburetkin" ...
    In general, here you need to understand the topics (fundamental) that the institute is engaged in, and these are primarily the materials from which defense structures are made. It was the creation of new materials that was not ordered, and to do everything on a proactive basis like the new 44C-Sv-Sh armor is very expensive, albeit patriotic! hi
  7. PROSTEEL
    PROSTEEL 29 June 2016 09: 36
    +1
    Quote: Vadim237
    It would not be bad if they also engage in research on metal-based armored materials.


    http://niistali.ru/products/nauka/Foam_aluminum/Foam_aluminum/
    http://www.tplants.com/pressroom/releases/1440/

    I think work on the study of this topic is in full swing.
    Someday we'll find out))
  8. 1536
    1536 29 June 2016 11: 03
    +2
    One Ministry of Defense, as usual, in the customers! Do businessmen no longer need armored cars? Probably in 90 they were not needed yet, but today they are no longer needed, because increase the scientific and technical potential of Krupp companies. And collector cars also on German armor? But the Germans are not happy. They are not enough. They are raving now, they themselves need armor.
    This is where the state needs to force in its own country to buy what is produced, which has proven itself well over the years.
  9. rubidiy
    rubidiy 29 June 2016 14: 47
    0
    it remains only to understand, but in the Steel Research Institute they know about this?
    1. Verdun
      Verdun 30 June 2016 20: 56
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      Quote: rubidiy
      it remains only to understand, but in the Steel Research Institute they know about this?

      Caught in open access infa about secret development is always in doubt. At one time he worked on the topic of armored vehicles. For the development of the body received from the Steels and Alloys new armor. For its precise cutting, laser cutting equipment was required. We didn’t do this then and negotiations were underway for procurement in Italy. Italians, which is typical. showed interest in what they plan to cut on their equipment. Under this topic, one of the customer representatives began to request a sample of the reservation. I got everyone. In the end, the Staly and Alloys gave him a metal plate. So she got to the Italians. They fired at her and stated that the armor was bullshit. The customer reared up and let's roll on us, as performers, cylinders. We - with a claim to the developers of the armor. And they are laughing. They say, do you really think that we would simply give some fool a sample of unique armor so that he would pass it on to strangers? Put the first piece of iron that came across, and okay. smile
  10. aba
    aba 29 June 2016 17: 44
    +2
    The military department preferred foreign products with the required characteristics, which were introduced into some new projects.

    This is permissible for small countries, but in Russia it is blatant wrecking. But we apparently rely on this increase in rank and monetary allowance.
    Oh, this stool is alive and his work lives on! And how many more would have lived, if not for the crisis and sanctions.