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Rosoboronexport Organised an Exhibition of Battle-Tested Weapons at Army 2023 Forum

Rosoboronexport held meetings with delegations from many partner countries and they were given presentations on Russian products, all of which had undergone necessary upgrades and have been retrofitted

Issue 5 - 2023 Photo(s): By Rosoboronexport
According to Alexander Mikheev, by 2030, share of new samples of Russian products, offered for exports, is expected to prevail over currently manufactured items in the proportion of 90 to 10 per cent.
(Clockwise from Top Left) Ka-52E Attack Helicopter; Russian T-14 Armata MBT; Russian small arms are in constant demand worldwide; As per tradition Rosoboronexport showcased a range of Armoured Vehicles.

Rosoboronexport held meetings with delegations from many partner countries and they were given presentations on Russian products, all of which had undergone necessary upgrades and have been retrofitted

Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) took an active part in the IX Army 2023 International Military-Technical Forum, which was held in August 2023 at the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

The Company held meetings with delegations from many partner countries, more than 30 of which were headed by Defence Ministers and Chiefs of General Staff. They were given presentations of Russian military, dual-use and civilian products exhibited at the Forum, and also were told on possible options for cooperation.

“Russian weapons displayed at the Army Forum have a successful track record on the battlefield. They proved to be easy to operate and at the same time very effective against cutting-edge products from our Western competitors,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport. “In 2023, as part of its exhibit, Rosoboronexport has allocated a separate location for displaying such weapons. We’ll be showing our partners aircraft, air defence and electronic warfare systems, armoured vehicles and tanks, artillery, unmanned aerial vehicles and counter-UAV systems, small arms and combat gear and telling them in detail about the experience of their use in combat within information provided by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The presented products have undergone necessary upgrades and have been retrofitted taking into account feedback from the zone of the special military operation.”

Rosoboronexport’s exhibit was located in an outdoor display area and in a presentation pavilion. At the same time, weapons and military equipment were demonstrated as elements of a single system. So, zones for showcasing artillery systems and reconnaissance assets, counter-UAV equipment, as well as armoured combat vehicles have been allocated in the outdoor display area.

In the first zone there were the Orlan-10 and Orlan-30 reconnaissance UAV systems, the 155mm Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, 120mm 2S31 Vena self-propelled artillery gun, artillery ammunition.

Reconnaissance, electronic warfare and air defence systems were on display as part of a layered counter-UAV system capable of engaging drones of various classes. For example, UAVs are destroyed by the Vikingand Tor-type SAM systems, the Pantsir-type SPAAGM system and the Verba and Igla-S MANPADS. UAV navigation and control systems are jammed by electronic warfare systems, including the RB-504P-E, Argument-2 and Argument-3 EW systems presented at Army 2023.

In the segment of electronic warfare systems for countering precision guided munitions, the Pole-21E common jamming modules and the R-330Zh automated jammer against satellite communications and the satellite radio navigation systems were demonstrated at Army 2023.

In the armoured vehicles zone, armoured combat vehicles were presented as part of one lineup: front-line combat vehicles, armoured fire support vehicle and armoured personnel carriers. Among the vehicles on display were the T-14 Armata MBT, the K-17 Boomerang wheeled IFV, armored personnel carriers and Tigr- and Spartak-family multipurpose MRAP vehicles.

At the Forum, Russian defence manufacturers showcased new products: the Z-STS Akhmat armoured vehicle, Su-57 and Su-35 fighters with the latest guided weapons, artillery ammunition and the Raptor sniper system.

Rosoboronexport’s exhibit in presentation pavilion was also divided into thematic zones: battle-tested systems, smallarms systems, close combat weapons and combat gear, communication and security equipment. In total, more than 200 items were on display in the pavilion. This part of the exhibit was linked to the items and systems showcased in Rosoboronexport’s outdoor area.

Unmanned aircraft systems for various purposes, of which the Orion reconnaissance and strike UAV equipped with air weapons is particularly noteworthy, were located in the outdoor display area of the Patriot Park and the aircraft parking lot of the Kubinka Airfield.

The Ka-52M and Ka-52E scout/attack helicopters were demonstrated in the same outdoor display areas. They were showcased with new guided weapons, including the Item 305 light multipurpose guided missile.

The Patriot Park’s multifunctional firing center hosted demonstration firing from military, special and civilian weapons presented by the High-Precision Weapons and Kalashnikov Concern, the Rostec’s subsidiaries, as well as the ORSIS Company. Here, it was possible to practically evaluate the characteristics of such small arms as Kalashnikov AK-200 series, AK-12, AK-15, AK-19 assault rifles, ADS special amphibious assault rifle, SHAK-12 heavy assault rifle system, VKS, Bespoke Gun Raptor, T-5000 sniper rifles, modernized 6V10 rifle, PLK pistol, PPK-20 submachine gun, AGS-30 grenade launcher system among the many!