Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast

Oct 17, 2017 09:58 IST
Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast

Scientists have developed a new military watch for the Russian army kit, which is capable of resisting high impact and can even survive a nuclear explosion.

The watch has been developed by research experts of the Central Scientific - Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) – a part of the Rostec State Corporation in Russia.

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• The mechanical watch with automatic movement ensures fast and accurate time determination in severe climatic and operating conditions, during routine and combat operations.

• It has been included in the new combat system for land forces, airborne forces, coastal troops of the Russian Navy, special operations units.

• It is designed for continuous time determination.

• It is capable of withstanding solar irradiation and electromagnetic pulses such as a nuclear blast.

• It also does not hinder any manoeuvres or acts.

• The weight of the watch with a band does not exceed 100 gms.

• The device would have a service life of about 10 years.

According to Oleg Faustov, the Chief Designer of Life Support Systems for Tactical Gear at TsNIITochMash, if a soldier is exposed to electromagnetic emission of a nuclear bomb the watch will continue to operate without any interruption.

Further, the soldiers would be able to easily determine time in any light environment or even under blackout conditions.

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