On December 14th, Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops and its state-of-the-art facilities were shown in an episode of the “Smotr” TV show on the Russian NTV channel.
The video shows students using VR goggles for some of their classes, as well as attending the special class of 3D solid state modelling. The video furthermore shows that the academy also has brand-new and up-to-date sports facilities and there are numerous interviews with current cadets who praise the higher education institution and thank the chance of being there..
That is where Russia’s future Strategic Missile Forces personnel are trained. In the case of a conflict, they would be responsible for launching their country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Included is a video showing the facilities without the cadets:
The Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces originates from the officer’s branch of the Artillery School, founded on November 25th, 1820 in St. Petersburg and is one of the oldest educational institutions and is considered one of the founders of higher military and technical education in Russia.
From 1849 it was renamed to the Mikhailovsky Artillery School in honor of its founder – Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, since 1855 – the Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy.
In the first hundred years of its activity, academic scientific and pedagogical schools were in fact the only domestic centers for the development of weapon theory, the development of the foundations for the design and manufacture of firearms, missile, and mine devices — the means of destruction of the adversary.
In 1943, the Academy organized the fundamental training of engineering personnel in rocket technology.
In August 1944, the department of armament of the guards mortar units was created, a specialty in missile weapons was opened.
In the fall of 1945, the Academy created the first in the country and the world faculty of missile weapons, and training of professional rocket launchers began.
On December 31st, 1959, the Academy was included in the new type of the Armed Forces – the Strategic Missile Forces.
Throughout its history, the Higher School of Higher Education has repeatedly changed its purpose and name. The most famous of them: Military Technical Academy of the Red Army. Dzerzhinsky, Artillery Academy named after F.E. Dzerzhinsky, F.E. Military Academy Dzerzhinsky.
In 1997, the Academy was renamed the Military Academy of Strategic Missile Forces named after Peter the Great Presidential Decree in order to revive the historical traditions of the Russian Army and given the exceptional contributions of Peter the Great in the creation of a regular army.
Russia appears to be actively modernizing its strategic missile bomber forces, as well as its missile arsenal, and it is naturally warranted to also improve the training procedures for the future personnel that will operate these weapons.
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