«Army-2018»

In the period from 21 to 26 August JSC KBP named after Academician A. Shipunov took part in Army-2018 IV International Military-Technical Forum traditionally held by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) since 2015. The largest exhibition of weapons, defense and special equipment has become the spectacular event among similar world-class exhibitions.

JSC NPO High-Precision Weapons and holding companies which took part in demo events including JSC KBP were rewarded and received a diploma for the first place in nomination “The Best Demo Show”. 

The one of key events of the Forum was the Russian MOD signing of the state contracts with defense companies. On behalf of JSC NPO High-Precision WeaponsandJSC KBP Dmitri V. Konoplev the Deputy Holding Director General – JSC KBP Managing Director took part in the above documents signing. The Russian MOD has concluded 32 state contracts with 20 defense industry companies for the total amount of more than 130 billion rubles. As it was said by A.Yu. Krivoruchko the Deputy Russian Defense Minister “these documents signing became the important stage in state armory program realization”.

This year JSC KBP has demonstrated their developments in five demo zones. In the open air joint exposition of JSC NPO High-Precision Weapons holding they exhibited worldwide famous Panrsir-S1 AD system and Kornet-EM ATGW. The great attention was given to Pantsir-ME AD system - ship borne variant which has been for the first time presented during the International Exhibition in St. Petersburg in 2017.

Some of the KPB’s advanced developments were demonstrated in the closed exposition with the limited access as well as on Alabino test range. During his visit to the Forum exhibiting areas Sergey K. Shoigu - the Russian Defense Minister has been acquainted with KBP’s advanced developments exhibited in the closed area of defense industry cluster as well as with the company and holding exposition in the GK Rostech demo area. As mock-ups, models, live samples, electronic presentations in this pavilion the following products were demonstrated: Pantsir-S1 AD system, Pantsir-ME AD system, Kornet-E ATGW, artillery guided weapons Krasnopol-М2, Kitolov-2М and Gran.

 The special interest was given to demonstration of small arms and grenade launchers in Alabino test range as a static exposition and firing demonstration. The exposition was divided into two parts. Many guests of Russian and foreign delegations were able to see the samples which are in serial production and in service with the Army. These are GPD-30, GSh-18, PP-200, GM-94, RMB-93, AGS-30, OSV-96, MTs-116 as well as Shak-12, ADS. For MOD representatives and Russian security agencies they demonstrated the pilot samples in various stages of development. «The opinion of the military is important for us. It is the most precious that we get in such exhibitions, - noted A.M.Sorokin – the Director of TsKIB SOO, KBP’s subsidiary. – There is a target field arranged here with distance up to 800 m that gives an opportunity not only to speak about our products but to test them in operation, prove our words in practice. The military are interested in our new developments». During five days of the Forum 70 thousands of ammunition have been expended on that area including 18 thousands of cartridges for advanced sniper systems and machine guns.

This year KBP has participated in the hardware demonstration on Alabino test range. Riding and combat capabilities of advanced military and special hardware have been demonstrated as those belonging to the Russian MOD (288 units) as those of industrial companies (26 units). During all days of exhibition from August 21 to August 26 the KBP specialists and such systems as Berezhok BMP-2M, Kornet-EM ATGW on Tiger vehicle participated in the missions demonstrated on the test range. Besides, the Russian MOD have provided the serial vehicles delivered by KBP to the military: Pantsir-S1 ADMGS, Kornet-EM, Tunguska-M ADMGS.

 KBP’s exposition attracted big attention. During first two days of the Forum more than 30 delegations have visited their stand. These were the delegations from more than 30 countries such as South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The company delegation on the Forum was headed by Yuri K. Khozyainov – the Director of KBP’s Moscow Office.

Dmitri V. Konoplev – the Deputy Director General of the Holding & the KBP’s Managing Director has noted the effective work of the Holding and KBP’s team during the Forum and called their work as successful and fruitful.

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