JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present the Russian naval products at the EURONAVAL 2016 International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition & Conference which will be held from 17 to 21 October in Paris. The Russian delegation is headed by Anatoly Punchuk, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSMTC of Russia).
EURONAVAL is one of the largest naval exhibitions in the world. Russia has taken active part in it since 1996 when the exhibition became an international event. "At EURONAVAL 2016, we will hold the pre-arranged meetings with the official delegations and representatives of business circles of the European countries, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific Region. We reasonably believe that the countries in these regions having long coastlines are interested today in Russian-made naval systems. Therefore Rosoboronexport will showcase more than 130 pieces of hardware at the exhibition, covering the entire spectrum of naval equipment and weapons. Many of them have been successfully tested under real combat conditions,” said Evgeny Odintsov who heads the Rosoboronexport delegation.
Rosoboronexport expects that the foreign delegations will take interest in Russian-manufactured surface ships, submarines, as well as weapon systems deployed on ships and in the coastal zone. In addition, the special exporter will offer its traditional partners and potential buyers air and army equipment and weapons required to ensure full support of Navy activities.
Among the most advanced surface combatants are the Project 20382 Tiger-class corvette with the Club-N integrated missile system and vertical launchers, Project 22356 and 11356 frigates being currently supplied to India, Project 22460 offshore patrol vessel, Project 21632 Tornado-class missile ships and their derivatives armed with missile systems. It is expected that foreign navy representatives will take interest in the Amur-1650 and Project 636 non-nuclear submarines equipped with guided missile weapons.
The Project 14310 Mirazh, Project 12200 Sobol, Project 12150 Mangust patrol boats and the Project 12701 Alexandrit-class coastal mine countermeasures vessel having a fiberglass hull displayed on Rosoboronexport’s stand are considered as advanced naval hardware. Among the exhibited weapon systems, partners and potential customers might be interested in the Bastion coastal missile systems and Club-N/S integrated missile systems intended for deployment on surface ships and submarines.
“At EURONAVAL 2016, we will certainly focus our efforts on preparing the ground for the conclusion of new contracts for supply of Russian weapons and military equipment. In this case, comparing notes with partners who want, but for known reasons, cannot maintain business relations with Russia today will be one of the key tasks facing us,” said Evgeny Odintsov.