Rostec to present breakthrough defense products at upcoming Russian exhibitions


May 30, 2019 – The Russian State Corporation Rostec will present a number of innovations, that can potentially be a breakthrough for the world market, at major international armament and military equipment exhibitions to be held in Russia this summer, that is, IMDS-2019 Maritime Defense Show, MAKS-2019 Aviation and Space Salon, and ARMY-2019 Military and Technical Forum.

These events are sponsored by the only Russian state-owned broker for export and import of the full range of military and dual use products, technologies and services – Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec).

“For many years, ARMY, MAKS and IMDS have been major ‘domestic’ platforms for a full-fledged presentation of our most advanced products and solutions. During this year’s shows, we are planning to present a number of new products, which are of great interest to defense industry professionals, from the latest 200 series of Kalashnikov to fifth-generation Su-57 fighters,” noted Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov. “I am convinced that the upcoming exhibitions will help us to properly demonstrate the full range of our products to potential customers from all over the world and get more orders in Rosoboronexport’s portfolio, which exceeds a record USD 50 billion,” added Chemezov.

The ARMY-2019 Forum, to be held from June 25 to 30, will present the main novelties and bestsellers of the Russian defense industry intended for use by all military branches and types of armed forces, as well as by special and anti-terrorist units.

This year, in the Patriot park, the ARMY visitors will have the opportunity to see Kalashnikov assault rifles of the newest 200 series, Tiger-2 special next-generation vehicles, as well as Viking and Tor-E2 SAM systems, and Gibka-S MANPADS squad combat vehicle, new military radio-electronic solutions and arms to combat unmanned aerial vehicles.

Visitors’ attention will certainly be drawn by the world-famous air defense weapons, that is, S-400 air defense missile system and Pantsir-S1 missile and gun air defense system, as well as by Kornet family of anti-tank guided missiles, Iskander-E short-range ballistic missile, tank support fighting vehicle, and many other latest developments in the area of firearms and close combat weapons.

Representatives of foreign naval forces visiting the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg from 10 to 14 July, will also find a number of interesting new products. Manufacturers will showcase full-scale samples of Rubezh-ME coastal missile system, Zaslon multi-purpose radar system, Redut air defense missile system, AU-220M lightweight 57-mm automatic artillery unit, various Russian-made ships, including Karakurt-E small missile ship of 22800E project.

Air Force delegations and all visitors of MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon, to be held in Zhukovsky, Moscow region, from August 27 to September 1, will be presented with the latest fifth-generation Su-57 fighter, Il-112V light military transport aircraft, Su-35 and Su-30SM multi-purpose super-maneuverable fighters, Yak-130 training (combat training) aircraft, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 combat helicopters, Mi-171Sh and Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters and other military aircraft.

“Maritime Defense Show, ARMY and MAKS have always been bright and meaningful events visited by practically all of our foreign partners and potential customers coming from the majority of the world’s regions. Here you can see all trends of the Russian defense industry, and appreciate the highest level of technology development and design ideas. Rosoboronexport traditionally provides sponsorship support for these exhibitions, which retain their stable positions among the TOP 5 world’s largest shows in their respective segments. They consistently bring us the highest monetization of all the international exhibition events,” stated Rosoboronexport Director General Alexander Mikheev. “For Rosoboronexport, the International Maritime Defense Show, MAKS and ARMY are an important marketing tool. We invite as many foreign delegations as we can to these events, to give them an excellent opportunity to satisfy their military agencies’ need for high-class Russian military equipment, to get the most detailed consultations on the technical characteristics of weapons, supply options, as well as on the conditions and specifics of their use in a battle,” added Mikheev.