Eurosatory-2012 International Land and Airland Defence and Security Exhibition
A record-high number of Russian-made weapons are on display at the Eurosatory-2012 International Land and Airland Defence and Security Exhibition.
The show is on at the Villepinte exhibition centre, in Paris, from the 11th to the 15th of this month.
Eurosatory is a prestigious exhibition, held under the auspices of the French Defence Ministry. This year, more than 400 companies from 47 countries are taking part, says an official of Russia’s Rostekhnologii Company, Matvey Voskoboinikov, and elaborates.
"Eurosatory is one of the world’s biggest exhibitions of arms, military hardware of the ground forces and land-based air-defence systems," Matvey Voskoboinikov says. "It plays quite a role in determining world development trends for the main and auxiliary types of weapons, as well as for troop control systems. Aside from its commercial importance, the exhibition boasts an extensive demonstration programme."
14 organizations of the Russian military-industrial complex are exhibiting their products at Eurosatory under the aegis of the Rostekhnologii Company. Some of the organizations are the Radio-electronics Technologies concern, which turns out electronic warfare systems; the Izhmash Company, famous for its small arms; the Compass Company, majoring in the making of high-precision navigation gear, says Matvei Voskoboinikov, and elaborates.
Specialists and guests will have a sneak preview of more than a 200 types of weapons currently in the works. Including a souped-up version of the existing T90S tank, a tank support vehicle, the Ural truck and the Kornet-M antitank missile mounted on a Tiger armored car.
Narrator: High-precision antitank missiles are in very high demand, including the Kornet-M unit, which features a completely automatic homing system. A greater range and accuracy of fire allows for better acquisition of slow-moving ground targets and also helicopters, drones and ground attack planes.
The Russian display also features a simulator of the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft gun-and-missile complex, which makes crew training way cheaper. Designed to protect military and civilian targets against aerial attacks the Pantsir-S1 has an effective tracking range of 25 km and can handle up to four targets at a time.
Air defense systems are in great demand in the world, which means that there will be a great deal of professional interest in Paris in Russian anti-aircraft weapons, which are readily bought by many countries as part of their military-technical cooperation with this country.
Source: Moscow / By the Voice of Russia News - 11 June 2012
Photo: The Cessna Caravan Armed Airplane (Photo by atk.com)