The 5th Defense Systems & Equipment International Exhibition and Conference, DSEi'2007, will be held at the ExCeL Trade and Exhibition Center in London, Great Britain from September 11 to 14, 2007.
Organized by GB's Defense Ministry, this Europe's largest show will host more than 1,300 companies and organizations from 30 countries. The exhibition is gathering momentum. It encompasses almost the entire spectrum of armament and military equipment currently in service with the land forces, air forces and navies around the world.
Russia comes back to DSEi as an exhibitor to display the most advanced military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. The Rosoboronexport State Corporation is the organizer of Russian national exposition. A wide range of military products intended for service with all the fighting arms have been selected with a view to the rearmament programs and technical standards in effect in different countries and taking into account the needs and requirements of military leaders of arms importing countries.
Russia is acknowledged as one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of military equipment for the land forces. At London exhibition, Rosoboronexport displays various types and models of infantry combat vehicles, armored personnel carriers, airborne assault vehicles, armored recovery vehicles, multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery guns and howitzers, anti-tank guided weapons, air defense missile/gun complexes, small arms and close-quarter fighting weapons. Among the most competitive Russian weapons are the T-90S tank, BMP-3M infantry combat vehicle, BMD-2 and BMD-3 airborne assault vehicles, BTR-90 armored personnel carrier and the Khrizantema-S self-propelled anti-tank complex.
Experts of the Rosoboronexport State Corporation will acquaint the guests with the Iskander-E missile complex that proves equal to the challenges of present-day armed struggle.
Specialists will receive exhaustive information about a gamut of Russian infantry combat vehicles, including the BMP-3, which is noted for a high operational effectiveness and reliability, simple design and ease of maintenance and operation.
Russia has always been one of a few world nations capable of developing, manufacturing and exporting the entire spectrum of air defense equipment. At buyer's option, air defense equipment developers and manufacturers can develop and deliver various functionally complete elements and even whole subsystems making part of an integrated automated air defense system of the required level of operational effectiveness. The separate elements of various subsystems, the firing weapons, radars and battle management automation assets produced in Russia can be integrated into the customer's national air defense system.
A distinguishing feature of Russian air defense systems is that they incorporate the unique design and technological solutions. The Rosoboronexport State Corporation offers potential clients the advanced air defense missile systems and complexes some of which have no peers in the world for technology and operational effectiveness. Among them are such systems as the Buk-M1-2, Buk-M2E, S-300PMU2 (Favorit), S-300VM (Antey-2500), Tor-M1, Tor-M2E, Pantsir-C1, Tunguska-M1, Igla-S and others.
A wide range of state-of-the-art radars embodying the unique technological solutions and designed to furnish operational information to air defense weapons are exhibited too. They include the Nebo-SVU VHF radar, the Protivnik-GE, Gamma-S1, Gamma-DE and Kasta-2E2 UHF radars, the 1L117M SHF radar, and the radars of air defense systems and complexes.
The high-tech automated battle management complexes, such as the Bastion-3E, Universal-1E, Polyana-D4M1, Ranzhir-M (MK), PU-12M7, PPRU-M1-2, Fundament-2E, etc., are designed for operational control of theater- and tactical-level air defense assets and for operational information gathering and processing.
The air defense systems of previous generations are not set aside. Russia offers the upgraded versions of the Kvadrat, Osa-AKM and Strela-10 air defense missile systems, the ZSU-23-4 Shilka and ZU-23-2 air defense artillery systems, as well as the P-18, P-19 and P-37 radars.
In partnership with Russian helicopter industry manufacturers, Rosoboronexport will demonstrate a wide range of helicopters at DSEi'2007 and will submit information of interest to specialists regarding helicopter airborne and ground-based equipment, helicopter maintenance equipment and crew training facilities.
The Mi-family helicopters on display will include the Mi-28NE "Night hunter", Mi-35P and Mi-35M transport/combat helicopters, Mi-171Sh and Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters and the Mi-26 heavy transport rotorcraft featuring the highest weight-lifting ability in the class in the world.
The Ka-family helicopters will include the Ka-50 combat helicopter and its modifications, the Ka-31 radar picket rotorcraft, Ka-28 ship-based antisubmarine warfare helicopter and the Ka-27PS ship-based search and rescue helicopter.
Russia is a great sea power capable of building warships and auxiliary vessels of all classes. It develops and produces all types of naval armament and equipment. The advanced science combined with cutting-edge design and shipbuilding technologies, huge production capacities, skilled manpower and rich experience in foreign economic relations allow us to maintain Russia's position as the world's leading exporter of naval armament and equipment. At DSEi'2007, Rosoboronexport demonstrates a comprehensive range of naval products to foreign partners.
The Project 636 and the Amur-1650 submarines equipped with an integrated missile system, dubbed Club-S, have a high export potential. These fourth-generation diesel boats are noted for superb striking power, high speed and long cruising range.
As there is a marked trend in many world nations towards increasing the capabilities of their Navies for operations in littoral areas, the export potential of Russian guided-missile, assault and patrol boats increases dramatically. The Murena-E and Zubr air-cushion assault boats, the Project 12418 guided-missile boat, the Mangust, Mirazh and Sobol patrol boats displacing from 10 to 550 tons can attain a speed of up to 50 knots. Rightly, they are considered among the world's best boats.
Apart from these boats, some large surface combatants are offered for export, including frigates, which are in demand in the naval equipment importing countries. Russia offers surface combatants of Projects 11356, 11541 and 11661 Gepard 3.9. All of them have been developed using the advanced technology proven by naval ships in service. These combatants are capable of carrying various onboard weapon systems.
The ability of our defense industry complex to form international corporations involved in developing advanced armament and military equipment opens up broad horizons for Russia in the military-technical sphere. To this end, the Rosoboronexport State Corporation is maintaining fruitful cooperation with such foreign companies as BAE Systems, MBDA, Snecma, Thales, Sagem DS, EADS, Rolls Royce and Finmeccanica. An annual contribution made by leading European companies to the development of Russian weapon systems is about USD100 million.
Vladimir Pakhomov, head of Rosoboronexport delegation states that "Cooperation with foreign partners in the field of advanced technologies is a far-ranging aspect of Rosoboronexport activities".
Rosoboronexport officials state with certainty that the Russian delegation to DSEi'2007 will help promote further development of mutually beneficial relations of the Russian Federation with foreign countries in the field of military and non-military technologies and will allow Russian manufacturers to build new plans for cooperation with partners in scientific, technological and production spheres.