Russia to display 400 exhibits at international weapons show in South Africa

© Sergei Bobylev/Russian Defence Ministry Press Office/TASS

MOSCOW, September 12. /TASS/. Russia will display more than 400 exhibits at the international conference and weapons show Africa Aerospace and Defense-2016, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa, on September 14-18, Russia’s federal service for military-technical cooperation has said.

Russia will present information about military products that are in the greatest demand in the region, such as T-90S and T-90MS main battle tanks, BTR-82A armored personnel carrier, Mi-28NE combat helicopter, Mi-35M combat and transport helicopter, Ka-52 reconnaissance and attack helicopter and many others. The medium-haul passenger liner Sukhoi Superjet-100 will perform a demonstration flight.

Russia’s official delegation under the deputy director of the federal service for military-technical cooperation under Anatoly Punchuk will discuss bilateral cooperation with foreign partners.

The exhibition with South Africa has been held since 1992. It is Africa’s largest diversified show featuring the latest achievements in military and civil aviation, naval ship-building, conventional weaponry, and aerospace equipment and technologies. This year the show will open at the Waterkloof-Centurion air base in seven pavilions having a total floor space of 22,000 meters and at seven open-air sites. A total of 326 foreign companies have declared their intention to participate.

 

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