MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. The results of the research activities of the Russian Defense Ministry in 2015 will be presented at the Innovation Day to be held on Monday and Tuesday at the ministry’s exhibition center in Kubinka (near Moscow) and also in Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, the ministry’s press service reported.
The Defense Ministry leaders attach special significations to the Innovation Day. "Under the current foreign policy conditions the Russian military-industrial complex needs to achieve maximum independence from imported technologies, component kits and technical resources. This is a task of national importance, and we will not be able to resolve it without gifted scientists, engineers and test persons. Innovation Days make it possible for them to tap their potential," says a statement of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
According to Roman Kordyukov, the acting head of the Defense Ministry’s Department of Research Activities, 1,785 exhibits and pilot projects will be presented in closed halls and outdoor areas.
More than 30 round tables with the participation of defense companies of Russia and more than 10 other countries will be held within the framework of the exhibitions.
The exhibition will feature a dynamic display of robots, unmanned aerial vehicles and other samples of weapons and special equipment.
In Rostov-on-Don, visitors will see the BTR-82AM armored personnel carrier, the KAMAZ-63968 Typhoon-K vehicle, a combat vehicle of the Chrysanthemum anti-tank missile complex and other samples of weapons of the Russian army.
The Innovation Day in Yekaterinburg will bring together about 50 companies and representatives of various ministries and departments. They will present more than 400 pilot projects, including in the field of robotics, energy, armored and engineering equipment, communication tools, reconnaissance and electronic warfare.