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Saturday, January 20, 2018

“Armata”, underwater robots and the latest fighter: Shoigu opened the forum “Army-2017”

On Tuesday in the exhibition center Park “Patriot” in the suburban Alabino opened the third international military-technical forum “Army-2017”, visited by military delegations from more than 100 foreign countries, 20 of which were personally headed by the heads of defense agencies. “I am confident that the forum will contribute to raising thepotential our defence companies and the development of mutually beneficial partnerships,” – said defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, welcomed participants of the forum.

Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

According to Shoigu, “every year our forum is becoming more ambitious. Today, the court experts presented their products for more than a hundred major domestic and foreign organizations. Their national exposure on the forum will show Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Pakistan, Slovenia and South Africa”.

Here you can see samples of weapons, with their characteristics, – the Minister added – but to see it in action, including at night.

There is no doubt that the forum “Army-2017” has become one of the world’s largest exhibition platforms of weapons and military equipment. This year the total exhibition area exceeded 300 thousand sq. m. the biggest exposition traditionally belongs to the Russian defense Ministry. Special emphasis on the demonstration of the combat capabilities of the Russian equipment. However, some of the specimens shown in a closed exposition for experts only, but in the open part of the show the audience will enjoy a lot of spectacular moments. Here, for example, you can see the world’s best tank “Armata” and the equipment is designed to work in the Arctic, the latest planes, helicopters and even underwater robots.

Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

All the events are divided into three main areas: directly in the Park “Patriot” site “Alabino” and the airfield “Kubinka”.

In Alabino presents 255 modern and advanced weapons and equipment, of which 213 are in service with the Russian army. Shooting at a range of 3,500 m there will demonstrate calculations of self-propelled howitzers “Msta-With” artillery “Hosta”, jet systems of volley fire “Grad”, self-propelled mortar 2S4 “Tulip”. Deploying in the firing position and preparing to fire directly in front of the stands will show the calculations of missile complexes “Iskander-M” and self-propelled guns “Malka”.

Visitors of the aviation cluster at the airport “Kubinka” will see the MiG-29SMT, su-30SM, su-35S, training and combat aircraft Yak-130, Sukhoi su-34, Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3, AEW A-50U aircraft an-30B, L-410УВП-E20, as well as transport helicopters Mi-8AMTSH-VA, Mi-8МТВ5–1, Mi-26, attack helicopters Mi-28N, Mi-35, The ka-52 and training “ANSAT-U”.

For the first time on the forum will be organized water event, which will take place at the lake “Komsomolsk”, 500 m from the Park “Patriot”. It involves special marine swimmers of the defense Department, which will operate underwater robots.

– No doubt, – said at the opening Serega, Sergei Shoigu, that high interest will be the exhibition of captured weapons captured from the militants of the international terrorist formations in Syria.

Another centre of attraction of the audience, the organizers believe, will be a multi-purpose fire center, where every visitor can learn to shoot from different weapons, for example a carbine or a pistol. But the apotheosis of this year’s forum will be unique, not having analogues in the world, a demonstration program which will be held in the form of a military show “Polite people”. On land, in air and in water will develop a big action with the participation of equipment of the Ground forces, combat aircraft, helicopters, air defense and special forces. Visitors will see the maneuvering air combat, the su-30SM performed “falcons of Russia”, group aerobatics “Russian knights”, “Swifts”, the application of fire defeat the purpose helicopters Mi-28N “tank ballet” accompanied by the Virtuosi of the helicopter aerobatic team “Berkuty”. As well as: landing, action, air assault and reconnaissance units of the airborne troops, forcing water barriers, pontoon bridges, crossing them columns of equipment, performances of parachutists and many more. For the first time to participate in the Airshow forum from Ankara fly aerobatic team “Turkish stars”.

Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

The organizers of the forum invited to rate the importance of the event not only from the point of view of its effects, but also as the site where it is planned to conduct business meetings, scientific conferences on the problems of the terrorist threat, development of the space industry and underwater technology. Organizers said a wide range of international topics and discussions, which will be attended by more than 100 accredited Russian military diplomats from almost 80 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.


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