Russian army starts a ?big hunt? for computer programmers

Russian army starts a ?big hunt? for computer programmersThe Russian military are starting a ?big hunt? for computer programmers, as commanders will need a lot of software products over the next five years.

?We are starting a ?big hunt? for computer programmers,? East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, quoted Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu as saying in a sensational remark earlier this month at a meeting with the rectors of Russia?s leading universities. Military commanders will need a lot of software products over the next five years, he explained, and the code will be written, among others, by soldiers serving in what is now known as ?science squadrons,? new units comprising science-savvy conscripts. According to the minister, they will have to translate sophisticated mathematical equations ?into understandable and tangible volumes and numbers ? both financial and informational or speed related?. In addition, the Armed Forces face a huge number of tasks that need to be accomplished on an ad-hoc basis. ?On the one hand, we need to overcome some inertia. On the other, we would like the newly established science squadrons to help raise a new generation that will develop our military science,? Mr...