Subdivision of a South Korean corporation Samsung. The main activity is optoelectronics, video surveillance and security systems, power plants, semiconductor systems and components, as well as military and aviation equipment.
The division was founded in 1977. It was originally called Samsung Precision Company.
In 1978, Samsung Precision began producing surveillance cameras, remaining one of the industry leaders to this day. Since 1980, together with the company General Electric begins production of jet engines for aircraft. In 1982, the first engine model for small aircraft appears. Helicopter engines also appear later.
But the company does more than just that. Work is underway on more impressive equipment. Since 1984, the company's product range includes self-propelled artillery mounts and fire control systems. For example, in today's arms market, the 155-mm self-propelled howitzer is quite popular. K9 Thunder. Fire control systems are also produced on its chassis.
|K9 Thunder (photo from the official site)|
In 1987, the division changed its name to Samsung Aeronautics Co., Ltd. And since 1996, the production of digital cameras has begun.
In 1999, transfers everything related to the aviation business Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. Another reason to change the name. So in 2000 appears Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd.. This name, which is still used today, consists of two words - "technology" and "victory". In the same year, the company releases its 20 millionth camera.
But, talking about the development of Samsung Techwin, one cannot fail to mention Intelligent Surveillance and Security Guard Robot - a fully automated defense system equipped with day and night vision cameras, as well as a machine gun with a laser guidance system. The robotic turret is capable of distinguishing living beings from inanimate matter. It is possible to both immediately open fire to kill, and fire a warning shot. If desired, the machine gun can be replaced with any other firearm or gas weapon of suitable size (it would be interesting to look at such a thing equipped with a flamethrower). The automated system itself, without human intervention, is able to make a decision - to kill or not, whom to kill and how.
But for most of the inhabitants, the name "Samsung" is associated mainly with microwave ovens ...