"Our institute already concluded a number of new developments in the sphere of command systems automation. These include, for example, the system for the automatic use of robotic systems – [such as] remotely-operated, unmanned sea-based underwater vehicles. We hope that these developments will be applied for designing of a new destroyer vessel," Klyachko told RIA Novosti.
Klyachko added that the Kurs Institute has developed a backup automatic vessel weaponry system to allow firing in case of a failure of all main command systems of a vessel.
Created in 1979, Moscow-based Central Research Institute Kurs specializes on the development of communication and navigation equipment as well as electronic warfare systems for the Russian Navy's newest combatant ships and submarines.