400 Russian defense enterprises to take part in Army 2016 forum

Photo: TASS

Photo: TASS

More than 400 enterprises of Russia’s defense and industrial sector and about 100 foreign delegations will take part in the Army 2016 international military and technical forum, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on June 30, Tass reports.

The Army 2016 international military and technical forum will be held in the Moscow Region on September 6-11, he added.

“More than 400 Russian defense enterprises and about 100 foreign delegations are planned to take part in it [the Army 2016 forum],” Shoigu said at a meeting of the Defense Ministry’s board.

The participants in the forum will be able to present their static expositions at the new versatile training and demonstration center.

“The center will accommodate defense developments and achievements, as well as the national expositions of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and other countries,” Shoigu said.

For the first time in the history of the forum, the capabilities of military and special hardware will be demonstrated at the Alabino practice range in the Moscow Region, as well as in all military districts and the Northern Fleet.

It was reported earlier that more than 100 items of military hardware and equipment were planned to be shown at the forum.

“The 1st Smart Industrial Technologies 2016 international exhibition will be held within the framework of the Army 2016 forum,” he said.

“The Smart Industrial Technologies 2016 exhibition will display highly efficient equipment and technologies for industry retooling,” Shoigu said.

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