International Defense Exhibition IDEX-2015 has started in Abu Dhabi (UAE) today.
The Russian pavilion, which is organized by the State Corporation Rostec, features
more than 700 weapons systems and military equipment for the army, air force
and naval forces, as well as for the air defense command.
highlight of the first day of the expo was the presentation of «Khrizantema-S» missile system for the
Ministry of Defense of the UAE. «Khrizantema-S» is world's only anti-tank missile system that can detect and
destroy targets without optical visibility in smoke, fog and snowfall at any
time of the day due to its radar and optical laser channels. Simultaneous
operation of two channels allows the system to trace two targets and launch rockets
automatically. The effective range of the
system is up to 6 km.
showed great interest in the new products of Kalashnikov Concern. The Concern presented not only firearms on its
stand, but also models of combat launches manufactured by Euroyachting Rybinsk Shipyard group of
companies, and 3D models of UAEs, which are planned to be designed and produced
at the facilities of Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA Aero’s company.
"Such volume of new products
at this exhibition is not accidental - said General Director of SC Rostec Sergey
Chemezov, - it demonstrates the latest military products from leading manufacturers.
Now we are aiming at expanding cooperation with such countries as the UAE,
Egypt, Jordan and others. We are hoping that several major contracts with
foreign partners will be signed at this exhibition."
In addition to showcasing arms, the
Russian delegation pavilion featured a presentation of the Russia Arms Expo,
which will take place in Nizhny Tagil in September.
IDEX is one of the most prestigious and
largest military exhibitions in the world. This year, the following countries have their
pavilions in Abu Dhabi: Russia, UAE, USA, UK, Germany, France, China, Italy,
South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Austria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Finland, Spain,
Sweden, and Belgium.
Rostec State Corporation – is the Russian corporation
established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of
high-technology industrial civil and military goods. It comprises about 700
enterprises which currently form 9 holdings in the defense industrial complex
and 5 holdings in civil industries. The portfolio of Rostec features such
well-known brands as AvtoVaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA and many
others. Rostec’s enterprises are located in 60 regions of Russia and serve the
markets of over 70 countries. In 2013, its revenue was 1.04 trillion rubles,
net profit – 40 billion rubles and tax payments to the budgets of all levels
exceeded 138 billion rubles.