European States to Show Their Military Achievements at Eurosatory 2016

International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment Eurosatory. File photo

 

The Eurosatory 2016 international defense and security exhibition will begin on Monday in the French capital, allowing dozens of European states to showcase their military, defense and space technical achievements.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Eurosatory, the largest exhibition of Land and Air-land Defense and Security in the world, will be held on June 13-17. It is dedicated exclusively to the issues of security and defense. It has been held once in two years under the auspices of the French Ministry of Defense since 1967.

During the event, both outdoor and indoor exhibitions, live demonstrations, seminars, forums, conferences, price awards are expected.

  • The battle tank Leopard 2 A7 is presented by German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on June 14, 2010 at Eurosatory 2010 in Villepinte near Paris
    The battle tank Leopard 2 A7 is presented by German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on June 14, 2010 at Eurosatory 2010 in Villepinte near Paris
    © AFP 2016/ ERIC PIERMONT
  • Eurosatory 2014, defense and security international exhibition. Day Two.
    Eurosatory 2014, defense and security international exhibition. Day Two.
    © Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresenskiy

In 2016, the exhibition will cover 191,000 square meters, in particular, seven halls between 8,800 and 48,000 square meters. The Convention center has three auditoriums seating 1500, 630 and 180 people.

Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport will present military equipment at the Eurosatory 2016, in particular, and will hold negotiations with the European partners on sales and delivery of the equipment. Rosoboronexport expressed hope that foreign partners would express interest in different modifications of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, T-90 and T-90MS tanks, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, Smerch multiple rocket launchers, Pantsir-S1, Buk-M2E and Tor-M2KM missile systems, as well as to the Ka-52 and Mi-28NE attack helicopters.

Russia’s largest small arms maker Kalashnikov Concern, optical electronics Shvabe Holding and other manufacturers will also represent the Russian defense industry at the exhibition.

 

Rosoboronexport to showcase land forces equipment and air defense weapons

June 10 – At the International Land and Airland Defence and Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2016, to be held on 13 – 17 June, 2016 in Paris, Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will display Russian military hardware, as well as hold talks with the European partners.

“At Eurosatory, we traditionally present armored vehicles, missile and artillery systems, close assault weapons and ammunition, key air defense weapons, diverse engineer equipment as well as some helicopter models. This year we’ll focus also on a variety of counter-terrorism equipment and conduct presentation of our new project, “Integrated Security Systems,” said Igor Sevastyanov, Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General, who leads the joint Rostec-Rosoboronexport delegation.

Rosoboronexport expects keen interest in the various versions of the BMP-3 IFV, T-90S and T-90MS tanks, Smerch multiple rocket launch system, BTR-82A APC, SPM-2 GAZ-233136 special police vehicle, Pantsir-S1, Taor-M2KM and Buk-M2E SAM systems, Ka-52 and Mi-28NE attack helicopters.

During the exhibition, Rosoboronexport will hold scheduled talks with its European partners. The Company also expects to meet with delegations from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America.

“Despite the tense geopolitical situation, we are in contact with our European partners, who are interested in developing cooperation with Russian industrial enterprises Our task is to keep track of events and be ready for any development of the situation. In addition, Eurosatory is an excellent platform for analysis of trends in the global arms market and contacts with delegations from all regions of the world,” said Igor Sevastyanov.

Rosoboronexport is the organizer of the Russian exposition. Russian exhibitors will also include NPO Splav, Kalashnikov Concern, Schwabe Holding and Proekt-Technika Corporation.

Rosoboronexport is the only state-owned arms trade company in the Russian Federation authorized to export the full range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. It is a subsidiary of the Rostec Corporation. Founded on 4 November, 2000, now Rosoboronexport is one of the leading world arms exporters to the international market. Its share in Russia’s military exports exceeds 85 percent. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations in the Russian defence industrial complex. Russia maintains military technical cooperation with more than 70 countries around the world.

Russia to participate in Eurosatory show in Paris, not to attend UK’s Farnborough

At the Farnborough show there are limits on the display of military products
© EPA/ROD KIRKPATRICK

“We’ll participate in Eurosatory, but will not attend the Farnborough air show. Rosoboronexport (Russian arms exporter) will not be there,” Kladov said at DSA 2016 (Defense Services Asia 2016) international defense show.

He said, explaining the decision, that in 2014, “a number of unfriendly steps were taken that make our participation impossible.” Thus, he said, due to organizational problems the heads of Russian organizations and business leaders could not come, and there is no sense in “taking part only at the level of demonstration stands”.

In addition, Kladov said, “at the Farnborough show there are limits on the display of military products. We are not happy with it, too.”