Rosoboronexport at ARMY-2020 will present to its foreign partners weapons for all segments of the global arms market. Army 2020 International Military-Technical Forum will be held on August 23 to 29, 2020 on the premises of the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at Kubinka near Moscow.
"This year, the Army Forum will be the first major event for the global defense industry following the lifting of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forum will provide a signal to the global arms market to recover and, I am sure, will give an impetus to the further development of military-technical cooperation with foreign countries. This is a great opportunity for Russian defense companies to show their readiness to increase deliveries of high-tech products and expand their geographic footprint," said Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov.
For several years, the Army Forum has become not only one of the most representative Russian exhibition projects, but also one of the most authoritative international venues for discussing issues of military and military-technical cooperation. Rosoboronexport is one of the main sponsors and active participants of the event.
Among the key features of the Army Forum are the exceptional visibility and comprehensive nature of the exhibition. The combination of static displays and live demonstrations makes it possible to better assess the advantages of the presented weapons, military and special equipment, and civilian products. For this purpose, three Land Forces, Naval and Air Force demonstration clusters are used.
"The list of products that Rosoboronexport will show at the Army Forum sites in 2020 covers all segments of today’s market of weapons, military and special equipment. Among the key pieces of military equipment of the Land Forces, we are preparing to show our partners the T-14 MBT and the T-15 tank support fighting vehicle built on the Armata platform, the Kurganets-25 new-generation tracked infantry fighting vehicle, the Boomerang-series wheeled armored vehicles, the Iskander theater missile system, the new 9K515 multiple rocket launcher system, the 152 mm 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV inter-service self-propelled artillery system, the 82 mm 2S41 Drok mortar, a family of Tigr-M, Typhoon and other armored vehicles built on Ural and KAMAZ chassis. Among the air defense systems are the Vityaz SAM system, the 57 mm Derivatsiya-PVO AA artillery system, and a counter-drone system," said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.
The exhibition will enable the Forum guests to appreciate Rosoboronexport's comprehensive approach to ensuring the military security of the countries concerned. The Company offers its partners to build a balanced system that combines various types of weapons and military equipment, modern communications/control/robotics technologies, situation control and information protection systems.
"Five past Army Forums have confirmed that Russian weapons and military and dual-use equipment attract particular attention of specialists from many countries. It’s safe to assume that the exhibit, which Rosoboronexport is preparing this year, will arouse genuine interest of professionals – participants and guests of the Forum," added Alexander Mikheev. “We note that it is through military and military-technical cooperation with Russia that many States see the path to ensure their security and sovereignty. The level of cooperation with our foreign partners shows a steady positive trend and suggests an optimistic outlook."
Rosoboronexport, as a state-controlled special exporter of military products, participates in many international arms exhibitions. In 2019, the Company participated in 8 Russian and 17 foreign exhibitions. Its participation in Army is of particular importance for all Russian defense-industrial enterprises.
Last year, Rosoboronexport held more than 50 meetings and negotiations with foreign delegations from 36 countries at the Forum. In addition to delegations from the defence ministries, the Company's exhibit was visited by heads of other law enforcement agencies, Chiefs of General Staffs, commanders-in-chief of the armed forces, and representatives of the defence industry of many countries. The negotiations facilitated the signing of a number of contracts and agreements with foreign partners