VII International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” – the time for debutsadmin
The VII International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021 was held on August 22-28, 2021, on the territory of the Patriot Exhibition Center, Kubinka airfield and Alabino training ground.
The show bench of Astrohn Technology Ltd. traditionally enjoyed interest among the guests of the Forum. It was visited by Yuri Borisov, Vice Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister for the defense industrial complex.
ASTROHN Technology Ltd. has been participating in the Army Forums since 2017, annually presenting its new thermal imaging equipment. In 2017, for example, ASTROHN Technology Ltd. first ever presented the developed 640×480 microbolometric detectors with a pixel size of 17 μm. In 2018, the visitors showed a particular interest in the only uncooled microbolometric detector in Russia, developed by ASTROHN Technology Ltd., which operates in two spectral ranges – 3–5 µm and 8–14 µm. In 2019, for the first time, a microcryogenic system (MCS) for cooled photo-receiving devices was presented, which can compete with the best foreign cooling systems of the same class. In 2020, the company presented its Astrohn-PTR2020 thermal imager for measuring the body temperature in a stream of people. It can detect elevated human body temperature in the observation area.
This year, the specialists of ASTROHN Technology Ltd. presented ASTROHN-4K optoelectronic multispectral gyro-stabilized reconnaissance and targeting complex. The ASTROHN-4K complex contains a far infrared thermal imaging camera; near infrared active pulse TV camera; daytime TV camera, and eye-safe rangefinder.
A far infrared sensitive thermal imaging camera with uncooled microbolometers is a well-known Astrohn product. A fundamentally new feature is the active-pulse chamber. The method consists in irradiating space with short pulses of light energy and in synchronized reception of signals reflected from objects. This makes it possible to “cut out” the areas of interest from the surrounding space in depth, and sharply reduce the dependence on observation conditions (obstacles, meteorological interference, etc.). The gyro-stabilized complex is designed for installation on armored vehicles, helicopters, UAVs, boats, and observation towers. ASTROHN-4K can be used either autonomously or integrated into security systems for facilities, borders, territories, water areas, and airspace. The novelty aroused a well-deserved interest of the forumers.
The event is the world’s leading exhibition of weapons and military equipment, and also represents an authoritative platform for advanced ideas and developments in the interests of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” is the main domestic platform for demonstrating new military-industrial achievements, signing contracts and searching for export customers. Even before the opening of the forum, the participating enterprises share their plans and announce the range of products for demonstration, which often include fascinating novelties.
This time, the number of intriguing inventions in all areas exceeds several dozen. Army-2021 is divided into clusters. In total, more than 20 thousand product samples were presented to the public. Also, within the framework of the scientific and business program of the forum, more than 200 events were held. More than 1.4 thousand enterprises and organizations took part in the static exhibition and presented over 28 thousand samples of their products and technologies.