IDEX-2013

The JSC “KBP” once again participated in one of the most meaningful international weapons exhibitions IDEX 2013, held in UAE from 17 to 21 of February, as a part of the State Corporation “Rostechnologii” exposition.

According to the data, provided by the exhibition organizing committee, the eleventh International Defence Exhibition and Conference IDEX 2013, hosted the record number of manufacturers and suppliers of military equipment, presenting advanced defence technologies, systems and equipment.

Russia was represented by 39 organizations. Among them – JSC “Rosoboronexport”, RPA “Izhmash”, RPC “Uralvagonzavod”, AD Concern “Almaz-Antey”, and others.

The JSC “KBP” participated in the exhibition under the order of the FS MTC of Russia. The KBP indoor booth occupied 123 sq. m. at the exhibition being a part of the united exposition of the State Corporation “Rostechnologii”. The KBP delegation was headed by the Deputy Managing Director in FER, Head of the Moscow office – Yury K. Khozyainov.

The KBP exhibition booth itself, its design and scale of exposition were favorably reviewed by members of the Russian Federation official delegation and representatives of foreign organizations and companies. Mock-ups, models and info boards at the KBP booth represented samples of military equipment and weapons, permitted for export, in the following fields: anti-tank missile systems, air-defence missile-gun systems, guided weapon systems for artillery, combat modules for upgrade of armoured vehicles, assault and small arms, grenade launchers. The content of the company’s exposition brought a comprehensive idea of all fields of designing of the precision weapons offered by the company for export.

The “Kornet-EM” anti-tank guided weapon and “Bur” small-size grenade-launching system were demonstrated for the first time among the exhibits in UAE, at the IDEX 2013 exhibition. The “Kornet-EM” ATGW operator’s indoor simulator of combat operation, ensuring training to resemble combat conditions, was the main exhibit at the company’s exposition.

The operation of the indoor simulator, videos and presentations about the exhibited weapons were demonstrated on the 3x2 in size video wall. Multimedia touchscreens and info boards visually demonstrated design peculiarities and performance characteristics of the presented systems.

The company’s specialists explained the performance characteristics of the exhibited weapons, as well as their advantages over counterparts, when foreign specialists were visiting the booth.

Representatives of defence ministries, official delegations and other visitors were mostly interested in the “Kornet-EM” ATGW, “Pantsir-S1” ADMG system, “Krasnopol-M2” guided weapon system and “Malakhit” automated fire control system, weapon system with integrated FCS and “Kornet-E” ATGW for upgrade of armoured vehicles, small-size grenade launching system “Bur” and small arms.

The KBP booth was visited by Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representatives of defence ministries of various countries, Ministry of Industry and Trade Manturov D. V., FS MTC Deputy Director Dzirkaln V. K., representatives of other states and industrial organizations of many world countries, as well as members of official delegations of foreign countries invited to the exhibition. They all were deeply interested in the company’s developments.

The latest IDEX-2013 exhibition in UAE proved that the interest in KBP products is invariably strong. For instance, by now more than 20 countries are willing to conclude contracts for supply of the air-defence missile-gun system “Pantsir-S1”. As of now, this system is supplied to three countries and it becomes necessary to establish a system of maintenance and repair in the countries of customers.

General Director of the High-Precision Weapons Joint-Stock Company Denisov A. V. concluding results of the exhibition underlined that: “The exhibition proved that nowadays the company’s developments not just correspond to modern tendencies, but have world priority in the field of high-precision weapons. A considerable number of negotiations held in the course of the exhibition were relating to discussions of present-day cooperation between the company and foreign enterprises, as well as future mutually beneficial outlooks”.

On the final day of the exhibition the Russian exposition was visited by Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Russian exposition of military equipment, weapons and technological novelties was introduced to the UAE head by Denis Muratov, Minister of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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