ASU Scientists’ Projects Are Commended At Highest Level
The developments of Astrakhan State University, presented at international festival of scientific and technical creativity “Clear Prop!”, were commended by Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov. The expert got particularly interested in the LEGENDA unmanned aerial platform.
Pavel Tamkov, one of the developers of the project, told the minister about the main options for using unmanned aerial vehicles — detection of oil leak sources in the Caspian Sea and automatic detection of illegal ties-in into land-based oil pipelines. Such violations both give rise to huge environmental problems and are fraught with significant material damage for oil companies.
In addition, the minister supported the initiative of Astrakhan State University to open a UAV competence centre with the possibility of obtaining subsidies to purchase equipment from leading UAV manufacturers. Therefore, ASU scientists will be able to develop this area for the needs of the whole Caspian region.