Rosoboronexport: ARMY-2017 Demonstrated Great International Interest in Russian Weapons
28.08.2017 Press release

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has successfully accomplished its business program at the ARMY-2017 International Military-Technical Forum held at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre on August 22-27, 2017.

“Rosoboronexport had a very intense business program. During the 3-day work at ARMY 2017, we held about 70 meetings with foreign delegations representing about 50 countries from virtually all parts of the world. The special exporter enjoyed the attention of more than 20 ministers of defense. The company also held a number of meetings with the delegations led by the heads of other security services, chiefs of staff and chiefs of military branches of the partner countries. During the forum we signed more than 10 contracts and agreements including the ones with Kazakhstan and Burkina-Faso. The documents contributed positively to the company’s portfolio», - Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport Sergey Goreslavskiy, head of the company’s official delegation to the forum, said.

Stands of the Russian defense companies and a static platform of the forum provided full-size presentation of almost the entire range of equipment offered by Rosoboronexport to the foreign customers. The company’s stand featuring cutting-edge exhibition technologies, namely, the levitation table and holographic multimedia catalogues, allowed the visitors to see state-of-the-art samples of Russian military equipment.

Foreign delegates were peculiarly interested in the T-90S/MS tanks, Iskander-E short-range missile system, BTR-80A/BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, various vehicles, including the armored ones, modern small arms and special weapons, close combat weapons and logistic support assets. Of great interest was also air and naval equipment, air defense assets and radio electronic systems. We also signed two agreements on cooperative promotion of IT-products in the field of information security.

Foreign customers paid special attention to the Rosoboronexport’s new project named the Russian Production Security Systems, which includes a set of law enforcement assets and systems.

A significant part of the project is dedicated to the war on terrorism. Within this context, foreign customers can be supplied with special small arms and close combat weapons, special armored vehicles, search and inspection equipment, explosive and drug detection equipment, explosive handling equipment and robotic systems.

The project also includes critical facility, infrastructure and long border protection assets. The company has devoted much of its attention to counter-UAV efforts and cyber security systems.

The Russian Production Security Systems also includes the Safe City comprehensive automated system, vehicles to deliver law enforcement units to operation areas, public order vehicles, non-lethal weapons, police guns and individual armor protection.

“As part of implementation of the project, we have sent over 500 extended information materials to the security services of 54 countries and held 86 multimedia presentations. We have actively presented security assets at various international arms displays. Foreign customers showed peculiar interest in the project at ARMY 2017”, - Sergey Goreslavskiy added.