MINSK, 20 July (BelTA) – Plans have been made to recruit 60 people for the information technology company of the Belarusian army, BelTA learned from Viktor Lisovsky, Chief of the Military Academy of the Republic of Belarus.
Two squads or 40 people will be recruited in autumn. Another squad will be recruited in spring to bring the company's strength to 60 people, said the source. University degree in several computer science specializations will qualify recruits for a place in the company. The recruits will have to be healthy, too. “The system of military enlistment and registration offices will be used to have interviews with and test recruits, who will get a certain score as a result of the process,” explained Viktor Lisovsky.
Viktor Lisovsky pointed out that the new division will act in support role. The guys will serve in the army as regular foot soldiers and will get computer operator specialization after the training process.
The establishment of the IT company is a project that will benefit the Belarusian army and representatives of the IT industry. Young people, who will be recruited to active army service, will be able to benefit the military security system in addition to honing their professional skills.
The IT company is supposed to develop software, special and applied programs together with the Military Academy and other research and education institutions. The top-priority projects the Military Academy deals with include warfare modelling, navigation support, and the development of automated systems for control and radiolocation. The new army unit will focus on math support for such projects and on software development. State-of-the-art hardware and software will be provided for this work.
A meeting with representatives of the Belarusian IT industry took place in the Military Academy of the Republic of Belarus on 20 July. Top officers of the Military Academy informed those present about the academy's functions, structure, and scientific potential. The sides discussed the creation of the information technology company in detail.