The largest forum of the Russian defense showed why we can not do without the purchase of foreign weapons
In Zhukovsky near Moscow yesterday, finished the 1 st International Forum " Technology in Mechanical Engineering - 2010 " . His leitmotif was the controversy on the subject , to buy or not to buy Russian foreign arms.
The Forum brought together four previously separate specialized exhibitions - International Exhibition of Technology in Mechanical Engineering " Intermash -2010 " Salon of weapons and military equipment of ground forces IDELF -2010 , as well as the exhibition " Aerospace 2010 "and" Unmanned multipurpose complex UVS-TECH- 2010 " . Platform for large-scale event was selected airfield Gromov Flight Research Institute , home of the Aviation and Space Salon MAKS.
The exhibition program involved 314 companies in 28 events on the program - more than 1500 delegates from the Russian and 42 foreign companies from 18 countries . They presented their products at private displays an area of over 6 thousand square meters and the outdoor area of more than 3,5 thousand square meters From the VIP-persons appeared at the forum , Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who met with President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh and Chairman of the Board of Siemens AG , Peter Loescher , the head of Russian Technologies Chemezov , director of the FA PTS Mikhail Dmitriev , President Alexei Fyodorov, UAC .
The forum Roscosmos and the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus signed a memorandum on cooperation in space technology. Expected to create a unified navigation and information space in the two states , the development of joint legal and regulatory framework for the establishment and use of space technology and satellite navigation system GLONASS, the regulation of network operators , the creation of optoelectronic devices for high resolution digital mapping of the complex.
At the exhibition , it was announced that Jordan started the construction of assembly plant launcher complexes " Hashim " . scheduled to begin production within 18 months , and it will be purely assembly : Russian military technology will not give Jordan .
Set the demonstrated military equipment and weapons in Zhukovsky was traditional, but not without innovations . For the first time were shown some examples of communications and signal monitoring . This radar ground reconnaissance CHAR - 10M , space-saving radar 1L122E Concern PVO Almaz- Antey " radar " Vitim NPK NIIDAR , the R -168 - 1KE Yaroslavl Radio Plant , multi-channel radio microwave and portable VHF concern "Constellation " , Mobile radio monitoring complex HF- band " Onslaught -1 " ON "Quantum ", a mobile communication system MIC - ISS scientific -industrial firm " Micran " , automated control system for ground troops " Acacia - E " concern " Systemprom . The latter is designed to provide communication between the General Staff and the operational headquarters for the calculation of the forces for combat operations , processing of information received from intelligence. The system has already been used in the exercises Kavkaz - 2009 " .
The first demonstration of an armored car "Wolf " , developed by the Military- Industrial Company ( part of the holding company , Russian Machines " ) - continued well -proven family of military vehicles "Tiger " . However , as already reported, the Russian Defense Ministry intends to buy armored LMV Italian company Iveco. They plan to collect the license for Kamaz.
Holding "Helicopters of Russia " ( a subsidiary of OPK Oboronprom , which is part of Rostekhnologii ) unveiled two new unmanned aircraft helicopter type - " Kite " and Ka -135 . UAV helicopter type - a new direction in the world of unmanned aircraft, are actively developing in the last decade . As a platform for the creation of unmanned systems may be considered Russian manned helicopters Mi- 34, Ka- 226 , " Patrol ", " Ansat " , " act ".
It was first shown 120 - mm rifled towed mortar semi Nona -M2 . He established the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering. Mortar is universal and can use all the world's 120 -mm mortar shells and with ready rifling .
The Forum was the scene of controversy surrounding the procurement of foreign weapons Russia . The Ministry of Defence and the French company Sagem Defense Securite ( group of companies SAFRAN) held talks on a possible purchase of the fire control system "Sigma -30 " for the modernization of the Russian artillery and multiple rocket launching systems ( MLRS ). Sagem is now supplying these systems virtually the entire range of Russian weapons export products, including the "Sigma -95 " for " dry " . The same system equipped with MLRS Germany and Italy , modernized armored Norway and Sweden.
MOD in talks about buying a French limited edition gear " soldier of the future "FELIN - for the special forces of the GRU . The cost of an order of magnitude lower than similar developments in Germany and the U.S., where it is 50-60 thousand Euro .
According to general director of the corporation Rostekhnologii Chemezov , buying abroad today is inevitable, because the share of Russian companies that are developing and deploying technological innovations , yet does not exceed 10 % and the share of innovative products of 5,5%.
But the Russian developers of drones have a chance to contract with the Defense Ministry, because plans additional purchases of foreign UAV after Israel no. Said first deputy defense minister Vladimir Popovkin . Defense plans this summer to choose the Russian developer drones , which will supply the Army aircraft in the class scout or target designator.
Research has shown steel materials and protective structure for local and individual reservations . In particular , helmets for the military are the easiest in the world , unique to them yet. Helmet withstand a shot from 5 meters from the Makarov pistol. Was presented and a new kind of armor from nanomaterials . So, perhaps , from the acquisition plans were in Germany , our military authorities refused.
Russian Corporation of communication " , part of the state corporation Russian Technologies , and the company " CELEX The system is integrative SpA (Included in the Italian group Finmeccanica ) signed an agreement on modalities for establishing joint venture in Russia to design and manufacture of complex automated systems security of protected objects and events .
On the ground in 5 hectares of land , specially built for the forum , together with the demonstration of the technology was conducted military - sports show involving DOSAAF and riot Interior , Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, GRU, the General Staff , the FSB . In preparing the demonstration program involved not only military specialists , but " civil " director of the Bolshoi Theatre Andrei Melanin . During a demonstration of military equipment in action there was almost no crowd . The fact that the organizers of the show for visitors to sell some tickets , and for the entrance to the exhibition - other . Guests are usually bought only a ticket for entrance. Moreover, instead of the planned two hits armor and special weapons have decided to hold three , but the third was scheduled for 18.00 , when none of the visitors to the airfield was no longer allowed .