Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu closed the Second International military and technical forum “Army-2016”

Today the Second International military and technical forum “Army-2016” has come to an end. The Closing ceremony of the forum was participated by the Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

The Head of the military department noted that the results of the forum proved it to become one of the leading world military exhibition events.

“In the course of the forum, our foreign partners have seen that we are open for joint projects in the military and technical sphere. We are grateful to the representatives of foreign countries who have come in this difficult international situation and are ready to cooperate with Russia,” said Sergei Shoigu.

Manufacturer: Armata tank’s combat capabilities first shown at Army 2016 forum

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KUBINKA (Moscow Region), September 8. /TASS/. The combat capabilities of the new Russian tank Armata were for the first time shown during a closed exhibition at the international military-technical forum Army 2016, the general director of the manufacturer, Russian machine building company Uralvagonzavod, Oleg Siyenko, told TASS in an interview.

“We are also demonstrating our Armata, but now it poses not only as an exhibit but also shows its combat capabilities in dynamics and gunnery (during a closed viewing), which only happens for the first time at expositions,” Siyenko said.

He said the corporation presents 50 specimens of military and special hardware, including items made jointly with Russian and foreign companies.

In particular, Siyenko said, the exhibition showcased the Barys armored personnel carrier, manufactured jointly with Kazakhstan Engineering on the platform of the Paramount company, with a 57-millimeter weapon station produced by Uralvagonzavod.

“We have here a light armored personnel carrier with a 30-millimeter weapon station, manufactured jointly with Kamaz, which has already undergone tests. For the first time we are demonstrating a mortar on the basis of the UAZ vehicle, as well as a vehicle on the Ural chassis with a 120-millimeter gun,” he said.

Armata is a unified heavy platform used to build a main tank, an infantry combat vehicle, an armored personnel carrier and other armored vehicles. The tank on the basis of Armata is expected to get an unmanned turret. The crew will be placed in an isolated armored capsule. Serial production of the new tanks may start in 2018.

The tank was first shown to the general public at last year’s Victory Parade in Moscow.


First Deputy Defence Minister Ruslan Tsalikov presented greetings of the Head of the Russian military department to the participants of the international forum “Army-2016”


On Thursday, the First Deputy Defence Minister Ruslan Tsalikov visited the International military and technical forum “Army-2016” where he got acquainted with the expositions of the leading manufacturers of the Military industrial complex. He also presented greetings of the Head of the Russian military department to the participants of the international forum.

In the new building of the universal training and demonstration centre “Patriot”, Ruslan Tsalikov observed the exposition grounds of the enterprises which are fulfilling the State Defence Orders.

During the official visit, Ruslan Tsalikov thanked the participants for the fruitdul work and wished them further success. He also expressed his gratitude to the builders who had constructed the new complex in Kubinka just in 1,5 years.

What Army-2016 has in store for its visitors

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September 8 – The international military-technical forum Army-2016 opened on Tuesday in Russia. Over 1,000 companies will display more than 11,000 samples of weapons and military equipment at the forum this year.
The Russian Helicopters company plans to showcase its newest Mil Mi-38 multirole helicopter, an Arctic version of the Mi-8AMTSH helicopter and a convertible aircraftRussia’s major missile system manufacturer Almaz-Antey is going to demonstrate elements of the Antey-2500 air defense missile weapon system, as well as Kalibr cruise missiles. The latter were successfully used to hit IS terrorists’ targets in Syria.Kalashnikov is expected to display its remote-controlled weapons platforms, drones and amphibious assault boats.The United Instrument-Making Corporation, part of Russia’s hi-tech conglomerate Rostec, will roll out its latest innovation – a system that can control a dozen robots simultaneously.The Uralvagonzavod armor manufacturer is expected to demonstrate over 50 hardware units, including the T-90MS, T-72B3 tanks, as well as the BMPT-72 tank support vehicle (Terminator 2).The military-industrial company VPK LLC will display the Tigr (Tiger) armored vehicle with a combat module and a 30-mm automatic gun, a production model of the Medved (Bear) special police armored vehicle, and the upgraded BTR-82A with heat vision sight.The visitors of the forum for the first time will be able to see a based RS-12M Topol missile system (NATO reporting name: SS-25 Sickle).Another strategic missile to be on display is the RS-18 (NATO reporting name: SS-19 Stiletto). The missiles are currently being decommissioned and replaced in the Russian Armed Forces by the new RS-24 Yars missiles.Of particular interest is the Iskander-M tactical missile system. No other country in the world has such systems in service. Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems are capable of hitting both small-size and large-area targets at a distance of up to 500 km to destroy missile and multiple launch rocket systems, long-range artillery guns, aircraft and helicopters at aerodromes, command posts and communications centers. The missile complex includes a launcher, a loader-transporter, a routine maintenance vehicle, a command post vehicle, an information post, an ammunition equipment set and training aids. As was reported earlier, the Iskander-M tactical missile system is equipped with five types of aeroballistic missiles and one cruise missile.The forum will also feature the famous Russian Armata-based armored hardware – the T-14 main battle tank, the Kurganets-25 heavy assault armored vehicle, as well as the Bumerang wheeled armored personnel carrier. The military vehicles have already twice been shown at the Victory Day parade in Moscow, but they are still being tested before launching their batch production.The guests of the forum will also enjoy performance flights of Russia’s aerobatic teams

Army-2016 forum opening in Russia

September 7 – Army-2016 international military-technical forum opened in the Patriot theme park near Moscow on August 6. Forum will last till September 11. More than once thousand companies will display more than 11,000 samples of weapons and military equipment there. Marine activities of the event will be held in Kronstadt (St. Petersburg) and Vladivostok. The exhibits demonstrated at the Army-2016 forum.

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Bahraini King to Attend Russia’s Army-2016 Military Expo Opening Event



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September 5 – King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will attend the opening ceremony of the Army-2016 international military forum to be held near Moscow on Tuesday, Bahraini Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Al Saati told on Monday.
“King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will visit the expo on Tuesday and attend the opening as only head of state,” Al Saati said. According to the ambassador, the King will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at a Bahrain-Russia summit. “During the summit in Kremlin the countries’ ministers will sign a military-technical cooperation agreement, an accord to establish an intergovernmental economic committee and two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Gazprom and Rusgeology on gas and oil cooperation,” he said.
The military forum, which is set to take place on September 6-11 in Kubinka, a western suburb of Moscow, will bring together representatives from the Russian defense industry, research institutes, universities, as well as foreign companies. Over 800 Russian and foreign participants will mount some 7,000 exhibitions throughout the week. The forum’s participants and guests will attend a number of conferences and round-table discussions to discuss the future development of military technology.
Last week, the King’s administration announced he would arrive in Moscow on Monday. According to the Kremlin, the sides will discuss the fight against international terrorism.

‘Spy’ Photos of Russia’s Top Secret Self-Propelled Gun Go Online

September 3 – Photos of the Phlox self-propelled truck-mounted gun have appeared on the Internet, posted by Uralvagonzavod Corp.’s deputy director Alexey Zharich, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.
Spy photos. We sent Phlox… to the Army-2016 forum. Come and see it. The Uralvagonzavod corporation will present some 50 pieces of military equipment.
The Phlox 120mm self-propelled howitzer is just one of about fifty advanced weapons systems that will have their world premiere during the Army-2016 military technology forum outside Moscow.
Most of the new system’s features remain under wraps. What is known is that its 120mm cannon a long-range gun, a howitzer and a mortar all in one. Mounted on updated version of the Ural-4320 truck with an armored cabin, it has an effective firing range of up to 10,000 m and a minimum range of just 100 meters. It has an initial ammunition supply of more than 80 complete rounds. The Phlox fires in automatic mode and its gun is capable of rotating 360 degrees to lock on to a target. It features an remote-controlled 12.7 mm machinegun mounted on top of the truck and a Shtora-like electro-optical jammer that disrupts antitank guided missiles, laser rangefinders and target designators.

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Over 80 Foreign Delegations to Take Part in Russia’s Army-2016 Forum


 Combat hardware exhibition at the opening of the Army-2015 International Military-Technical Forum at the new congress and exhibition center in Patriot Park in Kubinka in the Moscow suburbs. File photo

   More than 80 foreign delegations will take part in the Army-2016 international military forum to be held near Moscow next week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

   MOSCOW The Russian Defense Ministry’s Army-2016 forum is set to take place on September 6-11 in Kubinka, a western suburb of Moscow. The forum is expected to be the country’s largest event designed to showcase modern weapons and military equipment.

   “It will bring together over 1,000 Russian enterprises and organizations, more than 80 foreign delegations. National expositions by our colleagues from the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization]- Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia — will be presented at the exhibition,” the minister said during a conference call at the Russian Defense Ministry.    

   Shoigu added that the preparations for this event had been completed “on the whole.”

The Army-2015 forum attracted over 800 exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors from 73 countries, as well official delegations from 38 countries.

More than 30 samples of modern hardware of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be demonstrated at the “Army 2016” Forum

Modern samples of armament and military hardware of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be demonstrated during stationary exposition and dynamic programs of the International military and technical forum “Army 2016”. The Forum takes place in the Patriot park on September 6-11.

Visitors of the Forum will see Su-34 multidimensional bombers, Su-35S and Su-30Sm fighters, Ka-52, Mi-28N and Mi-35M attack helicopters, and Mi-8ATMSh combat transport helicopters.

Moreover, military transport aircraft including Il-76MD-90A transport, Tu-160 and Tu-95 MS strategic bombers, will be demonstrated at the exposition.

All aerobatic groups of the Russian Aerospace Forces will take part in the dynamic program of the Forum. Russian Knits will operate Su-27, Swifts – MiG-29, Russian Falcons – Su-30SM, Berkuty – Mi-28N, and Wings of Tavrida will perform aerobatic operating Yak-130 training aircraft.