On Tuesday in Moscow Kubinka in the Park “Patriot”, has opened a second international military-technical forum “Army-2016”, which will run through September 11. As noted in the address to the participants, the Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu, this is the most ambitious project in Russia to show modern weapons, military and special equipment. It showcases the products of more than a thousand companies in the Russian defence industry and about 60 foreign companies from 13 foreign countries. With the exposition came to see delegations from over 80 countries.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
The scope of the forum strikes as soon as you get into the territory of the exhibition complex. The first thought that comes to mind: MAKS rests. Everywhere everything is new and modern – built pavilions to the presented technologies. From old – only music 60-80 years, sounding the background of the holiday and evoke a bit nostalgic about the times of former greatness, which no longer exists in the country. However, before the eyes of another reality: the new country is able to demonstrate a new power, and new technology…
The scale of this exhibition is comparable, perhaps, only with the best European festival venues world armament and aviation stores. For the sake of completeness is not enough only representations of such firms-monsters as the European Airbus and the American Boeing. But who knows, maybe it’s not so far in the future?
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Russian air defense systems was very interested in the king of Bahrain.
Anyway, the theme of anti-Russian sanctions, that again was exaggerated at the summit of “big twenty” in China, it sounds pretty ridiculous. Especially when you walk along the pavilions with expositions of the enterprises of the Russian defence industry of the States parties of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and see how immediately next deployed a large-scale national exposure of companies of the defense industry of Germany, India, Israel, Ireland, China, Malaysia, Thailand, France, Switzerland.
According to Sergei Shoigu, Army-2016″ should consolidate the efforts of science and industry, production and export of Russian high technology military products, and to strengthen international partnership.
The forum is only the second time. And this year, admittedly, he’s a lot bigger last year. For comparison: in 2015 here exhibited about 7 thousand items, now on the area of 140 thousand square meters, shows over 11 thousand samples of military equipment. Including the latest, which is still considered classified and therefore not meant for public display.
For its demonstration within the framework of the forum scheduled to work the closed part of the exposition, where will be able to get only those who possess the necessary form of admission to the state secret – mostly members of the military. According to experts, is preparing a private screening of sensations it will be a lot. In the first phase of development in the field of electronic warfare (EW), the latest drones, electronic weapons based on new physical principles, as well as developments in the field of space communications, radar and remote sensing.
The organizers took care of those who cannot see these new items. On the forum of all without exception, visitors will find plenty of interesting. This technique is demonstrated here that a simple man will not see anywhere else. For example, transport-launch container of the real nuclear Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-18 “Stiletto”, or Autonomous launcher and mobile ground missile complex “Topol”.
Among the exhibits: a reactive system of volley fire “Tornado-G” and “Smerch” missile complex “Iskander-M” tactical SAM tor-M2U launcher antiaircraft missile system s-400 and more.
His hands can even touch the famous missiles “Calibre”, which has done so much noise in the world when the Russian missile boats of the Caspian sea for the first time put them on terrorist targets in Syria. The military say, after such advertising, these missiles have a long queue of representatives of foreign armies wishing to buy them.
More than 50 types of modern armored vehicles, including tanks T-90MS, T-72B3 and the military machine tank support BMPT-72 “Terminator-2” the exhibition demonstrates scientific and production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”. In the open exposure – mortar 2Б11 120mm on the chassis UAZ 23602 Cargo, 152-mm self-propelled howitzer “Msta-s”, 120-millimeter self-propelled artillery gun “Phlox” and the fighting machine BM-1 flamethrower system TOS-1A.
More than 70 of its new developments presented a “Concern radio-Electronic technologies”: tools and EW system integrated into aircraft and helicopters, ground-based EW system families “Krasuha”, “Arm-AB”, “Mercury”, a laser guidance system LSN-296, through which the Ka-52, Mi-8МНП, Mi-28N is capable of inducing missiles of various types to any objects. It also shows the complexes of electronic countermeasures of the family “Hibiny” – equipment for cutting-edge su-35 4++ generation, as well as elements of an onboard complex defense “President-s”.
“President-s” is unique, in fact, not having analogues in the world system of protection of aircraft and helicopters from hitting missiles with homing. As told representatives of the group when they passed her test, of MANPADS “Igla” (by efficiency it is superior to the American “stinger”) with a range of 1000 m “in focus” were fired at the target – the helicopter Mi-8. Despite the maximum infrared radiation from the target, all the missiles on approach to her left side. The reason for laser irradiation, creating a phantom goal in the missile control system, which its electronic “brain” takes for real. That is, the aircraft is equipped with protection “President-s” becomes invisible to any released on it rocket. Today, such protection already have combat helicopters Mi-28 and Ka-52, heavy transport and assault, the Mi – 26, and several military transport aircraft “Il”, including the liner of the first persons of the state.
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Their delegations sent to the forum over 80 foreign countries.
Here close to the exposition of rarities weapons of the great Patriotic war. In this retro-exhibition of the famous “lorry” GAZ-AA “techtone” ZIS-5 lendlizovskie four-wheel drive STUDEBAKER US6, small amphibious tank T-37A… Here the visitors will be told why the heavy tank is-3 was nicknamed “Pike” and on which the Russian aircraft was first performed the element of aerobatics “Cobra”.
However, rarities and novelties in the early days of the forum will be able to see specialists. To the public the exhibition will open on 9 September. Given the increased interest of visitors in the spectacular displays of military equipment, the organizers of the forum in the days of open visits increased demonstration part of the program, which will be held both on the ground and in the sky.
Maneuvers for automotive and armored vehicles on the ground in Alabino, where I will ply buses produced track, consisting of high-speed sections, combined slopes, debris of pipes, hills, walls, ramps, bridges, water obstacles, and antitank ditches. Here demonstrate the ability of tanks T-72B3, T-80U, BTR-82A, BTR-MDM Rakushka, BMP-3, BMD-4M and self-propelled artillery “Msta-s” and “octopus”, as well as a heavy flamethrower system.
Firepower potential they show on the tank headmistress, where is shooting for 150 stationary and moving targets from all types of weapons different types of ammunition. Including anti-tank guided missiles in a variety of ways – to go with short stops, aboard vehicles.
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Children at the exhibition is also freedom.
In the preparation of the show, the organizers did not forget about children. They, under the supervision of the military, permitted to climb on real military equipment, sit in the place of the tanker, to try out the simulators… But to parents it easier to keep track of the child, his hand will wear a “smart” bracelet, which will allow online to track location of a baby without losing it among the samples formidable fighting machines.
However, according to the organizers of the forum, for all the entertainment programs, the show is not really important. The goals of the forum are defined: the search for innovative technical and technological solutions for their implementation in the manufacture of weapons, the development of military-technical cooperation of Russia with foreign countries, promotion of military products of the Russian production on the international market, as well as creating a positive image of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the popularization of military service.
With regard to product promotion, there is already the first day of the forum was progress. On the eve of the opening of the “Army-2016”, it became known that here will arrive the king of Bahrain personally to see the s-300 and s-400. Bahrain is looking to upgrade its air defense system, and therefore the monarch of that country wished to familiarize himself with the Russian complexes, after hearing about them the opinion of experts.
After the official opening of the exhibition, the king of Bahrain, accompanied by the Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov immediately went to the stand of the Concern “Almaz-Antey” – Russian manufacturer of air defense systems. Here he was most interested in self-propelled air defense missile-gun complex “Pantsir” and new anti-aircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph”. Experts told the monarch about the possibilities of both, answering all his questions. The monarch nodded, smiled, but inside chetyrehsot” never got into, though at first was going.
In total, according to the defense Ministry, the delegation sent to the forum over 80 foreign countries. About 20 countries are represented by delegations led by heads of the military departments, 15 – led by the chiefs of defence staff and the Deputy Ministers of defense.
It is planned that there will be a so-called “matchmaking”, is designed to negotiations of specialists of leading enterprises of industry of various countries, where already in the first days it is expected to conclude around 15 government contracts for the supply and manufacture of weapons. Not coincidentally, the opening of international military-technical forum “Army-2016” the Russian defense Minister, army General Sergey Shoigu said: “This large-scale event provides an excellent opportunity for direct communication between Russian and foreign developers and manufacturers of products for military and dual-use items.
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