Representatives of 95 countries confirmed their participation in the Army-2021 international military-technical forum, acting Chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Department for Research and Technological Support of Advanced Technologies (Innovative Research) Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko recently told a briefing for foreign Military Attachés earlier this month.
“As of today, 95 states have confirmed their participation in the Army-2021 forum and four of them will present their national expositions where foreign partners will demonstrate advanced models and innovations,” the General said, TASS reported.
The 7th International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” The Army-2021 https://www.rusarmyexpo.com/ will be held from 22 to28 of August, 2021 on the premises of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center outside Moscow, which is a major world-level exhibition site, and also at the Kubinka airfield and the Alabino training ground near the Russian capital.
International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” is organized and fully supported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and combines the exhibition and dynamic demonstration of military equipment capabilities with extensive congress program and strong participation of international audience represented by foreign exhibitors, delegations and visitors.
Like in 2020, the ARMY-2021 Forum will be held simultaneously with the International Army Games. For its preparation and implementation, an organizing committee was formed, which included heads and representatives of state authorities, state corporations, leading enterprises, and organizations.
The forum will include a static exhibition, demonstration, scientific and business programs, and cultural and artistic events.
Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said: “Rosoboronexport plans to hold more than 70 negotiations with our foreign partners at Army 2021 and sign more than 10 contract documents. As a result, we will significantly increase the company’s order book, which currently exceeds $52 billion, and ensure that Russian industrial enterprises will be kept busy with export orders”.
“Rosoboronexport views the Army forum as the main platform that offers the opportunity to demonstrate the widest range of Russian products for all services and branches of the armed forces, as well as equipment for Special Forces and police units to foreign customers,” he added.
“We will showcase equipment and weapons for land forces, aircraft, advanced precision guided weapons for them, air defense and electronic warfare assets. There are a lot of applications for the demonstration of naval equipment and a separate cluster is dedicated to it at the Army forum this year,” the Rosoboronexport CEO noted.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Southern Military District announced it will showcase around 100 advanced weapon systems as part of the Army-2021 forum.
“About 100 advanced weapon systems have been delivered from military units of the 8th combined arms army of the Southern Military District to the site of the static display of the Army-2021 military-technical forum that will take place in the Rostov Region on the premises of the WWII Sambek Heights National Military and Historical Museum Complex on August 27-29,” the District’s press office said in a statement.
The Army-2021 forum in Russia’s south will feature T-72B3 and T-90 main battle tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, S-400 ‘Triumf,’ Pantsyr-S, Tor-M2 and Buk-M3 air defense systems, Tornado multiple rocket launchers of various calibers, self-propelled artillery guns, armored vehicles, the equipment of signal, electronic warfare and engineering troops, radiation, chemical and biological protection forces and advanced drone systems and army aviation helicopters, the statement says.
The forum’s guests will be able to view various historical military vehicles, the press office added.
The Southern Military District will run the Army-2021 forum’s events on 26 sites in 14 Russian regions and at the military bases in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia, which will involve over 300 items of modern combat and special hardware, 20 warships and vessels and around 70 aircraft and helicopters, according to the statement.
Required sanitary measures will be taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. As the Southern Military District’s press office reported earlier, over 40 military units and formations will participate in the Army-2021 events and invitations to attend it have been sent to representatives of defense enterprises, research institutes and educational institutions.