MILIPOL-2013

KBP Instrument Design Bureau took part in MILIPOL-2013 in Paris, France in the period of November 19-22, 2013. It was the 18-th Worldwide Exhibition of best solutions for internal security and major risks.

This Exhibition event enabled to show that in general KBP developments in the field of small arms and grenade launchers meet modern requirements and attract attention of potential customers. Between other KBP exhibits PP-2000 submachine gun, GSh-18 pistol, Shmel-M PDM-A infantry rocket launcher BUR small-size rocket launcher, MTs-116M and OSV-96 sniper rifles were the most popular with law enforcement representatives, official delegations, media people and other visitors to the KBP display.

KBP 25 m2 stand was arranged as a part of a joint Rostec exposition under the umbrella of High Precision Weapons holding company. KBP stand displayed mockups, models and/or posters of small arms, grenade launchers and assault weapons allowed for export. The KBP exhibition team was headed by Yuriy Amelin, Chief of Department 8 with Tskib SOO which is a KBP subsidiary.

Among KBP visitors there were the Iranian military attaché, a representative of the U.S. Embassy, some French MoD personnel and Azerbaijani and Georgian interior authorities, and members of foreign delegation invited to the Exhibition as well as people from worldwide firms and companied. They highly appreciated KBP products.

More than 20 presentations were arranged by KBP specialists to promote KBP products among representatives of official foreign delegations, firms and companies as well for official representatives of home and foreign media (including TV, publications, e-news portals).

KBP team leader Yuriy Amelin informed: «We know from representatives of East-West Connection; Mena Trading; Global Consolidated Contractors (all are Egyptian companies) that in the nearest future the tender will be launched for purchasing submachine guns (estimated quantity – 2000 items). The most of tender requirements can be answered by PP-2000 submachine gun which attracted interest from the side of the above said companies».

Expendable flamethrowers and grenade launchers were displayed only by KBP. Many visitors appreciated a pioneering design of the BUR small-size rocket launcher, i. e. its small size and combination of the rocket round with a multiple-use launching unit allowing to put on day, night and thermal imaging sights. Of constant interest appeared a video film showing BUR real firings with attractive effectiveness which highly added to impression created by this weapon system.

Vasiliy Zamarakhin which was responsible for negotiations and presentation in the field of rocket launching weapons pointed out that interested visitors put forward an idea of designing a multi-purpose versatile weapon based on the BUR launching unit capable to fire as BUR so as Shmel-M rounds. It is supposed that designing activities to realize this idea should start in 2014.

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