The defense Ministry outlined the term of the new forum “Army—2018”. He told reporters Wednesday at a press conference on the results of the exhibition, Deputy defense Minister Pavel Popov, “Forum “Army-2018″ will be. We plan from 21 to 26 August.” He noted that the forum will be the expansion of the aviation cluster at the airport Kubinka.
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Here, the Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev told that Russian producers of weapons and military equipment on the forum “Army-2017”, which took place in Kubinka, held successful negotiations with foreign customers and signed a number of contracts. “Military-technical cooperation we have reached a figure of $300 million,” he said. Among the promising buyers of Russian weapons, he called, in particular Niger.
In addition, Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov told the press conference participants of the closed part of the exhibition, which completed its work in Moscow. He said: “In the closed part of the exhibition were shown a fundamentally new aircraft weapons, means air-space defence and missile defence.”
Also, according to him, was presented to the secret development in the field of robotic combat vehicles, including unmanned aerial vehicles, ground and sea robots.
“Was shown the new tools of electronic warfare and the product of the nuclear weapons complex,” — said Borisov.
He recalled that the defense Ministry the forum has concluded 26 contracts and agreements worth 170 billion rubles. After the implementation of these contracts, the army will receive 600 new samples of weapons and military equipment, as well as 200 upgraded.
Yury Borisov also noted that in the past in Kubinka forum “Army-2017” an increased interest was noted to the su-34, su-35 and a promising Russian fighter of the fifth generation su-57. “Note, – said the General – that we already are working on the contract in 2018, with delivery in 2019, the installation of the party of this newest fighter”.
At the press conference we were talking about Syria. Yuri Borisov said that Russian troops in Syria checked the combat effectiveness in military terms 600 samples of weapons and military equipment. According to him, it would be foolish not to use anti-terrorist operation in Syria in order not to test the weapons that the Russian army is going to buy.
Borisov said that in Syria have proved the su-34, su-35, modernized bombers su-24 and su-25, a winged long-range missiles “Caliber”.
According to the Deputy Minister, for many samples of Russian weapons, have confirmed the effectiveness in Syria, “today’s line up”.
The head of the Federal service Sergey Vasiliev confirmed to reporters that, in General, the portfolio of orders for Russian arms and military equipment today is about $50 billion “the Annual supply of more than 15 billion, — said Shugaev, and I think that this pace will continue.” He noted that the order portfolio occupies 50% of aviation equipment, about 30% land, 20% air defense equipment and about 6-7% of naval equipment.