On International Maritime Defense Show IMDS-2011

29 June - 3 July, Saint Petersburg will host the International Maritime Defense Show IMDS-2011 to be organized by the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry.

The Organising Committee is headed by Industry and Trade Minister of the Russian Federation V.B. Khristenko.

290 Russian and 70 foreign companies from 30 states will participate in the Show. Germany and France arrange national pavilions.

Military purpose products will be displayed by 78 Russian companies, including 5 MTC-affiliated entities, such as FSUE Rosoboronexport, Machine-Building Design Office ОАО, Tactical Missiles Corporation ОАО, SUE Instrument-Making Design Office, and Zvyozdochka Ship Repairing Centre ОАО.

According to the Order of the President of the Russian Federation, a number of MPP, not included in the list of military purpose products authorized for transfer to foreign customers, is expected to be shown.

The Defence Ministry, and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation will display their ships and boats at the moorings, and demonstrate artillery systems at the Rzhevka Navy range.

The French Navy will show Chevalier Paul-class guided missile frigate, Germany – a Hamburg-class guided missile frigate, and the Netherlands – a Karel Doorman class frigate.

Official delegations from 38 states will visit the Show.

The business agenda includes an offsite meeting of the NATO naval ordnance group with partner-countries to discuss issues relating to applying the latest technologies in shipbuilding, drones, newest technologies to fight maritime piracy, protecting harbors and ports, especially , during summit meetings, such as Sochi 2014.

The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation expresses hope that the International Maritime Defense Show IMDS-2011 will make it possible to strengthen military and technical cooperation and associated business ties between Russia and its foreign partners.

Date of publication: 01.08.2011




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