On November 12, 2014, during a working trip to the Far East, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Far East Centre of Competence of Concern Morinformsystem-Agat JSC as a part of his visit to the laboratory centre of FEFU.
The President of the Russian Federation had a look at the presented projects of the newest patterns of high-speed civil shipbuilding, high-speed air-cushion vessels developed jointly with Alekseev Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau JSC, air cavity vessels as well as the new generation of civil ground effect vehicles designed to provide transport corridors in the Far East and Siberia. Such air-cushion vessels as Tsiklon (passenger capacity: 250 persons; speed: 50 knots; proposed routes: Vladivostok – Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Yuzhno-Kurilsk), Cometa (passenger capacity: 120 persons; speed – 35 knots; proposed routes: Vladivostok – Slavyanka, Vanino – Kholmsk, De-Kastri – Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Ust-Kamchatsky), air cavity vessels (possible route: Vladivostok – Nakhodka - Olga) enables to find a cost-effective solution to transport passengers, cargoes in the region.
The following innovative projects of the Concern were demonstrated to the President as well: unified submarine transport and robotic system (Izumrud JSC), joint information system designed to provide a shipway and work on ice-covered parts of the shelf, unmanned systems of aircraft or helicopter types developed jointly with SPE Radar MMS JSC and the University of Mines.
The President paid a special attention to the Concern’s projects including forest fire monitoring systems developed together with partnership enterprises. The systems are supposed to be put into operation in the region with the support of Primorsky Krai administration. During the visit of the President to the Far East, FEFU and Concern Morinformsystem-Agat JSC signed the general agreement on the establishment of another Engineering Center alongside with the existing Concern’s Centre of Competence on the territory of FEFU, as well as the implementation of five-year initiative on R&D cooperation (500 million RUB will be allocated to the cooperation work). Furthermore, joint innovative programs are planned to be developed jointly with Rosneft JSC that also has its representative office at the premises of FEFU. The proven best practices and expertise enable the Concern to act as the initiator of the establishment of submarine robotics cluster with the assistance of Primorsky Krai administration. The cluster will allow for the solutions of economic, scientific, technological, and social tasks of the Far East region.