Died chief designer of nuclear weapons
78-m to year of life has died the brilliant Russian engineer nuclear munitions Herman Smirnov. In recent years, the engineer took the position of chief Deputy chief of all-Russian research Institute of automatics named after N. L. Spirit.
At the age of 78 years died suddenly prominent Russian nuclear scientist Herman Smirnov, who made a great contribution to the improvement of the "nuclear shield of Russia, reports RIA Novosti. Since 1960, he worked at the all-Russian research Institute of automatics named after N. L. Spirit (VNIIA), rising from engineer to chief designer. It is with his support were invented innovative nuclear munitions.
"The staff of FSUE "VNIIA named after N. L. Spirit" of the state Corporation "Rosatom" suffered severe and irreparable loss. German Alexeyevich Smirnov distinguished selfless loyalty to the nuclear industry and enterprise, the outlandish and the ability to work unusual attention to people. It is a huge misfortune and great loss for all of us," said staff VNIIA.
The University administration called the late scholar is not only an outstanding designer, but also erudite, educated man, able to professionally manage the creative team.
Herman Smirnov was born on 18 December 1937 in Moscow region. The engineer made a decisive contribution to the creation of the newest generation of nuclear weapons, he proposed new engineering solutions have brought important improvements in their safety and effectiveness.
On this day successfully operated a large number of nuclear weapons, devices and equipment created with specific involvement Smirnova. The work of the scientist was awarded numerous municipal merit: the order of Lenin, the Badge of Honor" For merits before Fatherland "IV degree, the order of Alexander Nevsky, the honorary title "Honored constructor of the Russian Federation". In 1996 Smirnov was awarded the state prize of Russia, and in 2012 - laureate of the Russian government.