KADEX 2012 International Exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment to be held from 3 to 6 May 2012 in Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan)

Its organizer is the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Main sections of the exhibition: land forces and navy weapons systems and military equipment, aviation and air-based weapons, air defence systems, special purpose weapons and equipment, IT-technologies and communications, and logistic support equipment.

It is a biennial exhibition held since 2010. This year, 231 companies from 21 foreign states are expected to participate in the Exhibition. The largest expositions will be presented by Kazakhstan (76 companies), Russia (62 companies), Turkey (17 companies), Belarus (15 companies), and France (13 companies).

The unified Russian exposition will be showcased in Pavilion № 3, covering the area of 552 sq. metres. MPP (589 exhibits, o/w 41 are final models) will be displayed by 62 companies, including Rosoboronexport OAO (Moscow), OAK ОАО (RSK MiG ОАО, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft ZAO), NPK Uralvagonzavod OAO (Nizhni Tagil), Sozvezdie Concern ОАО (Voronezh), OPK OBORONPROM ОАО (Moscow), FSUE KBM (Kolomna), FSUE FNPC Pribor (Moscow), GNPP Splav ОАО (Tula), OSK ОАО (St.-Petersburg), Izmash Concern ОАО (Izhevsk), Arzamas Machine-Building Factory ОАО (Nizhni Novgorod), etc.

The open-air static display will feature:

1) Т-72М modernised tank (NPK Uralvagonzavod OAO);
2) 1I37E Checking and testing vehicle (NPK Uralvagonzavod OAO);
3) 63704 off-road heavy-duty truck tractor (Ural Automobile factory ОАО);
4) Ка-226E patrol helicopter (Vertolyoty Rossii ОАО);
5) Ка-32А multi-purpose helicopter (Vertolyoty Rossii ОАО).

During the Exhibition, Vertolyoty Rossii ОАО are expected to transfer a Ка-32А multi-purpose helicopter to the Emergencies Ministry of Kazakhstan.

The first day of the Exhibition will feature live demos of military vehicles of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the President and officials of the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

A number of Russian companies will also participate in these demos:

OAK ОАО will display MiG-29М2 multipurpose front-line fighter and Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet;
NPK Uralvagonzavod OAO - Т-72М modernised tank;
Ural Automobile factory ОАО - Ural-43206, Ural-4320, Ural-5323 truck tractors.
Russkie Vitiazi aerobatics team is expected to perform.

For the first time during an exhibition, a number of promising Russian arms and military vehicles will be demonstrated:

1) hardware and software system for linear controlled objects of armoured vehicles to be mounted on BTR-82A armoured vehicle personnel carrier in the service of the Kazakhstan Defence Ministry (Sozvezdie Concern ОАО «);
2) adjustment package for Igla-S short-range man-portable air defence system mounted on ZU-23-2 (FSUE KBM);
3) Luchnik-E close-range air defence system (FSUE KBM).

Besides, the Exhibition agenda will include:

Session of the Business Council at the Interstate Commission on military-economic cooperation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO);

Session of the Coordination Council of the authorised bodies of CSTO member states on advertising and exhibition activity;

Round Table «Advanced approaches to building an effective marine component of Naval Forces and Coast Guards» (organized by OSK ОАО).

The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia expresses hope that KADEX 2012 International Exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment will become worthy demonstration of achievements of Russian MIC and promote its products on the international market.

Date of publication: 06.06.2012




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