Edward V. Vasilev, the main developer of RDC Aqualines ekranoplans technical concept, under the guidance of Alexeyev had participated in designing, constructing, testing and putting several ekranoplans into operation. It eventually led to the establishment of RDC Aqualines project for civil ekranoplan manufacturing.

Edward V. Vasilev, the main developer of RDC Aqualines ekranoplans technical concept, under the guidance of Alexeyev had participated in designing, constructing, testing and putting several ekranoplans into operation. It eventually led to the establishment of RDC Aqualines project for civil ekranoplan manufacturing.

HISTORY & CONCEPT

Ekranoplan is a new-generation vehicle combining elements of aviation and marine technologies.
In fact, ekranoplans are high-speed vessels reaching flight speed.

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Ekranoplans were first developed and constructed by Rostislav E. Alexeyev, a famous Russian designer and inventor, in Soviet Union in the 1960s. Due to its capability to be invisible to enemy radar, ekranoplans were initially utilized for military purpose. But currently the development of this ground effect vehicle focus on transforming ekranoplans for commercial use.

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Ekranoplan is a new-generation vehicle
combining elements of aviation and marine technologies.
In fact, ekranoplans are high-speed vessels
reaching flight speed.

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CAPABILITIES

Currently, RDC Aqualines launches the project for civil ekranoplan manufacturing. Operational characteristics of ekranoplans assume a wide range of application of these vehicles, where they have competitive advantage in relation to other types of vehicles:

  • Passenger and cargo transportation;
  • Transport support of activities of oil and gas companies
    in hard-to-reach areas;
  • Transport support of activities of operational services
    (emergency service, medical service, conservancies, Coast Guard).
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