Arthur Chilingarov: Eugene Egorov / TASS
The company “Almaz-Antey” can create analogues of deep-sea submersibles “Mir”, told “Izvestia” the President of Association of polar explorers, special representative of Russian President on international cooperation in the Arctic, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Artur Chilingarov.
“There are projects and ideas on how to restore the “Worlds”. Maybe not even “Worlds”, and their analogues, because these machines for over 30 years”, — said the expert.
According to him, the company “Almaz-Antey” (manufacturer of anti-aircraft missile systems s-400) can “manufacture equipment for the dive in the Mariana trench, but you need to take its development”. “That is, an apparatus which can withstand such a huge pressure, “Almaz-Antey” be able to do — you need only design decision”, — said the President of Association of polar explorers.
He added that “there are people that we believe if we do this thing — bring it to the end.”
According to the newspaper, the design decision to create an analogue of “Peace” is discussed in the Bureau “malachite”.
Two Soviet research bathyscaphe “Mir” submersible to a depth of over six kilometers. Appliances manufactured in 1987 by the Finnish company Rauma-Repola Oceanics. The cost of each of the “Worlds” at the time of creation was estimated at $ 19 million. Currently, one of the devices is in the Museum, while the second — on the chartered vessel “Akademik Mstislav Keldysh”. The technique requires a major overhaul.
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