Interesting proposals from Hanoi
By Inga Bystrova
Belarusian developments have been recently presented at the International Vietnam Expo-2012, in Hanoi. Vietnamese partners showed great interest in Belarusian pilotless aircraft — developed by the Physico-Technical Institute. They were also attracted by related technologies: hydro-stabilised platforms for installing optic video systems on aircraft; nano-materials for optic systems and devices; basic technologies, equipment and original technical solutions for multi-channel pilotless aircraft navigation (weighing less than 10 and 100kg).
During the fair, a $500,000 contract was signed by the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences’ Scientific-Production Association of Powder Metallurgy and Vietnam’s Military-Engineering Institute.
The Belarusian side is to develop technology to demolish buildings by explosive force safely — including remote detonation. They will also tackle ways of safely dismantling rubble, training the Vietnamese in all the new methods.