18 - 22 February 2007, Abu-Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will stage the International Defense Exhibition and Conference IDEX-2007.

The delegation led by FSMTC of Russia Director M.A. Dmitriev, including officials of public authorities of the Russian Federation, and Heads of military-industrial enterprises, was seconded to support a consolidated participation of Russian companies in the Exhibition.

Key thematic sections of the Exhibition:

Motor and armored vehicles

Equipment of Land forces

AD systems


Space systems, training gear

Dual use products

About 40 Russian defense companies and organizations will display almost 500 units of high-performance weaponry and military equipment, precision instruments, and ammunition for almost all armed force branches.

Russian exposition at IDEX-2007 will be the most representative one by a number of full-scale versions produced by Russian defense enterprises.

The Russian exposition will feature the Malakhit automated fire control system, the Shtora-1 EOCMDAS (electro-optical counter-measures defensive aids suite), KAMAZ 43269 wheeled armored vehicle in operation, and 12.7 mm Kord 6P50 heavy machine gun.

Oazis – ZH stationary automated shortwave radio control system and Grach ultra-shortwave radio control system will be presented at the Exhibition for the first time.

The Middle East arms market is notable for its huge capacity and remains for Russia the largest region for arms export. Russia is involved in a number of military engineering projects with UAE, Algeria, Jordan, and Syria with which we have established partnership relations. We are at a stage of active dialogue with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar and other countries of the region are on the list of prospective partners.

Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation expresses hope that participation in the International Defense Exhibition and Conference IDEX-2007 will enable to develop and strengthen cooperation and business relationships between Russia and foreign partners in MTC, primarily, Middle East countries.

Date of publication: 15.02.2007




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