Russia will finalize the bathyscaphe, which sank to the bottom of the Mariana Trench

The Vityaz-D series deep-sea vehicle will be finalized and an improved version of the device will be created. Ministry of Defense and

RAS will receive the device in the next two years. The head of the direction of physical and mathematical research of the Foundation for Advanced Research Viktor Litvinenko announced this to journalists.

According to him, the engineers decided to put on"Vityaz" additional equipment for research, as well as install a new video surveillance system. So researchers will get even more data from the ocean floor.

“We are extending this project for another two years. We will turn it into an underwater spaceship. We decided to install additional equipment and improve it. Video surveillance systems will develop "

Victor Litvinenko, Advanced Research Foundation

The researchers note that the device will sinkinto the ocean several times, but the next dive points after the exploration of the Mariana Trench are still unknown. They suggest that with the help of "Vityaz-D" it is possible to study the Antarctic cap, the Kuril-Kamchatka trench and other hard-to-reach points of the planet.

The first version of the underwater vehicle "Vityaz" becamethe first in the world to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Thanks to the use of elements of artificial intelligence (AI) in the control system of the apparatus, it can independently bypass obstacles along the course, find a way out of a limited space and solve other intellectual problems.

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