Russia’s State-of-the-art Armaments at IDEX 2021 Exhibition in Abu-Dhabi


JSC Rosoboronexport will demonstrate the major, newly-designed products of Russia’s defence industry and some military equipment that is most i demand on the world arms market, at the largest international defence exhibition IDEX 2021, to be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 21-23 February.

The show is extremely important as a platform for the exchange of experience and technologies, and as an international forum, offering unique opportunities in establishing new partnership links.

“The Middle East and North Africa are now among key customers in the arms market. This region accounts for about 1/3 of the total market volume. Arms with the “Made in Russia” trademark are well known and sought-after here. They have made a very good showing in adverse climatic conditions – on sea, land and in the air. Taking all this into consideration, the region is very important for us. At year-end 2020, the MENA countries accounted for over 50% of all export supplies through Rosoboronexport. In addition to the growth of exports and product mix, we have considerably expanded the geography of our cooperation in the region. In 2021, these positive trends will be continued in accordance with the objectives set out for us by the country’s leadership,” said Director General of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov.

Traditionally, Rosoboronexport acts as the organizer of Russia’s joint display at IDEX 2021, which in total occupies more than 1 200 square metres of the exhibition space in Hall 12. The joint display will represent products from the leading holdings of Rostec State Corporation, including JSC High Precision Weapons, Uralvagonzavod, Kalashnikov Group, Technodinamika, United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, Shvabe Holding, and the largest Russia’s defence industry companies – Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation, JSC Concern Morinformsystem-Agat, Research Production Association RusBiTech, Proekt-Technika Corporation, and the Kazan Gunpowder Plant.

The display is focused on the demonstration of technical assets and solutions, aimed at responding to present-day security threats and challenges, primarily of attack weapons development, including missiles of various ranges and strike UAVs. Rosoboronexport will introduce its approaches and solutions in countering terrorist groups and provision of security of vital state, infrastructure, transportation and energy installations.

“In Abu-Dhabi, Rosoboronexport will demonstrate newly-designed products from its export catalogue, including the new armoured personnel carrier and infantry fighting vehicle, the Boomerang unified wheeled combat platform, the Antei-4000 air defence missile systems, Viking and Tor-E2, which will be demonstrated for the first time in this region. Also for the first time we will hold public presentations of T-14 Armata tank and new types of firearms produced by Russia – KORD assault rifle , Lebedev pistol and the newest Kalashnikov assault rifle, AK-19. We will be talking about the system designed for countering unmanned aerial vehicles which is a Rosoboronexport’s package solution, and on training simulators produced in Russia,” added Alexander Mikheev.

Over 400 items of its military equipment nomenclature will be on display. For the first time abroad, the company will show a number of promising samples of defence products on a multimedia globe, i.e. a new product in advertising and exhibition activities, developed in Russia.

Rosoboronexport’s display will include mock-up models of aviation equipment, i.e. the Su-35 multi-role, manoeuvrable fighter and the Mi-38T transportation and assault helicopter, which may considerably increase the combat capabilities of an aviation task force of any country in the Middle East or North Africa. It will also incorporate air defence the S-400 Triumph and Tor-M2KM systems, as well as the Kupol-PRO anti-drone system, which are popular in the Middle East market. In the area of unmanned aviation, LLC STC will present information on the famous Russian unmanned Orlan-10E.

The naval section of the state special exporter’s display will include presentations of the mock-up models of the Project 22160 patrol boat and the Karakurt-E small missile ship of Project 22800E by the Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation.

The V.A.Degtyaryov Plant, demonstrating the new 7.62 and 5.45 mm calibre KORD assault rifle for the first time abroad, counts on increased public interest. Also present will be LLC KBIS with its long range sniper rifles with its Lobaev Arms trade mark – DVL-10M1 Saboteur, TSVL-8 Stalingrad, DXL-3 Longstrike and DXL-4 Sevastopol, which are already well known by specialists. Rosoboronexport’s exhibit will also feature mock-up models of armoured vehicles of the Typhoon and Tornado families.

During IDEX-2021, Rosoboronexport will have an extensive business programme. There are planned meetings and negotiations with representatives of military and political leaders and business community from Middle East and North African countries.