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Russia’s national defence export organisation Rosoboronexport (ROE) has announced that it is going to extend the company’s current order backlog, which amounts to US$52Bn. The company is planning to take advantage of the ARMY-2021 military-technical forum, which started on 22 August on the premises of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre near Moscow.

According to the company’s CEO Alexander Mikheev, ROE is ready to sign more than 10 binding contracts with foreign customers to: “ensure the Russian industrial enterprises will be kept busy with export orders”. More than 800 members of 35 foreign delegations are going to visit the exhibition in response to invitations from ROE, added Mr. Mikheev.

The company has organised a special pavilion for small arms presentations to be accompanied by live firings at the four dedicated shooting ranges located nearby. Each of the ranges is taken care of by one of the national leading manufacturers such as:

  • Kalashnikov
  • the High-Precision Weapons Holding (HPW)
  • Lobaev Arms
  • the Tochmash Central Research Institute

More live demonstrations have been scheduled for 24 August at the Alabino Test Range. Dynamic and firing exercises including artillery, armour and aircraft/helicopters are to be showcased, as well as special forces, law enforcement equipment and counter-UAV simulations.

ARMY-2021 ends on 28 August and will be followed by the International Military Games with the Armed Forces of over 20 nations participating.

Yury Laskin