JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is expecting the arrival of over 100 foreign delegations to the ARMY 2019 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held from 25 to 30 June 2019 on the premises of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center of the Russian Armed Forces in Kubinka near Moscow.
“This year the Army Forum is held for the fifth time and has become a landmark event for Russia’s military-technical cooperation with foreign countries. It contributes immensely to strengthening Rosoboronexport’s positions in the world arms market. Here we hold meetings and negotiations with the maximum number of high representatives of our partners, organize detailed presentations for them, conclude major contracts and update our strategic plans of cooperation,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.
In 2019, Rosoboronexport has invited delegations from more than 100 countries to the Forum and will hold meetings with 70 of them on the sidelines of the forum. Over 30 delegations are headed by defense ministers, their deputies and chiefs of general staff.
Guests of the Forum will be able to get acquainted with the full range of military products offered by Rosoboronexport: almost all modern weapon systems are gathered here and almost all of Russian defense enterprises participate in the exhibition. In addition, the Patriot military park offers Russian manufacturers a great opportunity to demonstrate their capacity to partners and immediately discuss possible options for cooperation on the sidelines of the event. Designers, technologists and heads of the enterprises will answer any questions on the technical aspects of the products offered most competently.
At Army 2019, Russian defense manufacturers will showcase all the bestsellers of the world arms market, including new additions to Rosoboronexport’s catalog. Military equipment of the Land Forces will be presented in the form of exhibits in the static display area. In addition, its running and combat characteristics will be demonstrated in action at the Alabino Proving Ground.
“We are witnessing the interest of partners to develop or establish their own defense industry as the key trend of the global arms market. Rosoboronexport has already implemented a number of technology partnership projects and has the necessary competencies in the area. We have set up joint ventures to manufacture the Ka-226T helicopters and Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles in India, the Nashab rocket-propelled grenade launchers in Jordan, have built and continue to build factories to make Kalashnikov rifles in a number of countries. Together with foreign partners we carry out a variety of R&D projects in the field of arms. Projects in South-East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America are in development,” said Alexander Mikheev.