The Russian Embassy, today, announced in a statement the participation of ’31 Russian organizations, including 6 major companies in the field of military-technical cooperation (SC Russian Technologies, Rosoboronexport, OJSC “Concern PVO “Almaz-Antey”, Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering “Rubin”, Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Splav”, KBP Instrument Design Bureau), in the DefExpo beginning on Monday in New Delhi.
According to the statement, Russian vice-premier Sergey Sobyanin is expected to participate in the inauguration of the exhibition.
The Russian exhibitors will be located at the ‘united Russian national pavilion’ under the umbrella of the Russian Technologies State Corporation (STRT).
Russian systems on display will include ‘navigation systems of topographic ID, low-range reconnaissance portative radar stations, portable mortar position reconnaissance radar “Aistenok”, riflescopes and electronic collimator sight, high-explosive fragmentation munitions and the opto-electronic protection system President-S’.
Middle and short range Russian air defence systems, like Buk-M2E and Tor-M2E SAM systems, Komar turret for Igla mobile antiaircraft missile complex, artillery position reconnaissance radar station CHAP-10M will also be shown off.
The statement said, “FSMTC and Rosoboronexport are hopeful that participation of Russia in the DefExpo INDIA’2010 will become an important milestone in the expansion of military-technical cooperation of Russia with India and other countries of the region. The statement quotes ‘sources in Russian delegation’ as saying, “Several contracts on acquisition of Russian armament and defence equipment are expected to be discussed during negotiations within the framework of the exhibition.”