IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

Categories: Exhibition

Says LJ-user egor_lavrentiev: "When our people appear somewhere outside their homeland, they usually get into interesting situations. That's exactly what happened now. I'll tell you everything in order, just take the faint-hearted away from the screen. Although you can not clean up, let them rejoice too.

So, friends, from sunny India, where I was at the Aero India exhibition, I smoothly moved to the equally sunny United Arab Emirates, where IDEX, the international exhibition of weapons and military equipment, is currently taking place. This year, Rostec State Corporation became the organizer of the Russian exposition at IDEX. Russia has presented over 700 samples of weapons and military equipment for the ground forces, air and naval forces, as well as air defense forces."

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

2. It is noteworthy that our country has had three world premieres at once at IDEX this year. For the first time abroad, the ADS amphibious assault rifle was presented. This two-medium special machine was developed by the Instrument Engineering Design Bureau (KBP; part of the Rostec State Corporation High-Precision Complexes company). The machine gun can fire both special cartridges for underwater shooting, and ordinary ones on land. Accordingly, combat swimmers can use the same weapon above and under water.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

4. Of particular interest in our exposition is the self-propelled anti-tank installation "Chrysanthemum-S". At IDEX, she was put up as a full-scale model. Chrysanthemum is the world's only anti—tank missile system capable of detecting and destroying targets without optical visibility in conditions of smoke, fog and snowfall at any time of the day thanks to radar and optical-laser channels. This technique is able to conduct two targets simultaneously and launch missiles automatically.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

6. Another Russian premiere is an export version of a set of combat equipment of Russian servicemen "Ratnik". It's not just clothes, of course. The "Warrior" includes about 60 elements. There are small arms, aiming and protection systems, and electronic means of communication and navigation. The modularity of the equipment allows you to create a set for any customer, including a foreign one. Representatives of Iraq, Kuwait and Pakistan. It's too early to talk about any contracts, but Russian products, apparently, have a good potential in the Middle East market.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

8. In addition to the display of military equipment, other important events took place at IDEX. The head of the Russian delegation, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov productively held a number of meetings. In particular, during the meeting with the Co-Chairman of the Intergovernmental Russian-Emirati Commission on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the parties discussed joint work on opening a Trade representative Office of the Russian Federation in the UAE. The UAE is also actively discussing military-technical cooperation and cooperation in the civil sphere, in particular in aviation. In addition, the participation of Arab investors in the construction of the Central Ring Road (CCAD) is being discussed.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

10. In the near future, Russia and The UAE intends to continue the joint development of military equipment.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

12. In the context of sanctions, access to new markets is critically important. Russia has focused on the development of multifaceted cooperation with the countries of Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East. According to the Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport S. Goreslavsky, the application of the sanctions policy against Russia had a positive impact on the promotion of Russian-made weapons abroad. One way or another, but IDEX really feels the increased interest of partners and customers in Russian products.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

14. According to Sergey Chemezov, General Director of Rostec State Corporation, "Rostec is already implementing The UAE has a number of projects in civilian areas, now new prospects in the defense sector are opening up for mutually beneficial cooperation."

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

16. In general, the case when you are not ashamed of your compatriots. Just recently, about 15 years ago, we looked like savages at similar exhibitions. The complete absence of new developments, the lack of self-positioning and general despondency encouraged exhibition visitors to bypass the Russian stands. It's not surprising — a couple of faded balloons, we're holding him in a leaky camouflage jacket and a couple of black-and-white low-grade printouts with Soviet military equipment. Now they want to buy from us and want to cooperate with us.

IDEX-2015: Arms exhibition in the UAE

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Keywords: Military equipment | Weapons | UAE

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