“It is with deep regret that we inform you that on October 18, 2021, at the age of 87, an outstanding scientist in the field of air defense systems, Vladimir Grigorievich Svetlov, died,” Interfax quotes the message of the Almaz-Antey VKO concern.

In 1980, for the creation of the 5V55 missile for the S-300A air defense system, Svetlov was awarded the State Prize of the USSR, and in 1997 for the development of the 51T6 missile for the missile defense of the Moscow industrial region - the State Prize of the Russian Federation.

On September 23, at the age of 91, Radiy Shmakov, the former chief designer of the St. Petersburg Maritime Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (SPMBM) "Malachite", who participated in the creation of nuclear submarines of the 1st and 2nd generations and their modifications, died.