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International military-technical forum “ARMY-2017”

More than 500 thousand people in six days visited the sites of the International Military-Technical Forum (IMTF) “ARMY-2017”, what ranks over many similar in the subject global sites and fully confirms the international status of the site.

The “Army 2017” Forum was held in the “Patriot” Congress and Exhibition Center, Alabino Military Training Grounds and Kubinka Airfield in Moscow region for the second straight year. A similar forum was held for the first time on the sites, located in the Western, Southern, Central and Eastern military districts, and on the site of the Northern Fleet. It combined the extensive congress program, a variety of cultural and recreational activities of the military-patriotic orientation along with the static exhibits and dynamic demonstration of military equipment capabilities.

The Forum results strongly suggest that in just two years it has turned into the world’s leading exhibition of arms and military equipment, the authoritative platform for discussing innovative ideas and developments for the armed forces.Over 40 presentations of military products were carried out for foreign customers. Foreign delegations had the opportunity to test moving and fire capabilities of Russian machines and armaments. The result was that the representatives of several foreign states expressed intention to negotiate agreements for supply of some military products for national defense forces.

Representatives from more than 80 countries, 35 of which were official delegations, were working on the Forum sites. The delegations from 13 countries were presented by the Chiefs of the Military Departments, and 22 delegations were led by the Chiefs of General Staff and Deputies Minister of Defense. The total number of military delegations guests exceeded 260 people. The Defense Industry enterprises of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Malaysia offered large national expositions for the first time at the Forum site. In addition, 58 defense enterprises and holdings from 13 foreign countries presented their products, which was twice more than last year. Together with countries, which presented their national exhibits, the Forum was attended by representatives of the enterprises of the defense-industrial complex of Germany, India, Israel, Ireland, China, Thailand, France and Switzerland.