ST PETERSBURG, July 3 (Itar-Tass) - The 6th International Naval Show (INS) - 2013 begins here on Wednesday.
The INS, which is held here once in two years, undergoes a sustainable dynamic development and is among the world's first three exhibitions of naval hardware and armament.
The format of the show combines the display of naval products tunred out by Russian enterprises and foreign companies, a demonstration of armament and naval hardware, busness congress events, a tour of defence industry enterprises, and negotiations by specialists.
This year, the naval show will feature 36 ships, boats, and craft of the Navy of the Russian Federation, the Borderguarding Service, the Federal Security Service, and exhibitor enterprises. Foreign navies will be represented by at the show by three combatant ships -- a submarine and a frigate of the Royal Navy of the Netherlands, as well as a Polish naval ship.
Naval artillery systems and small arms will be demonstrated in action for foreign official delegations at the Russian Defence Ministry's firing range Rzhevka. Helicopters from among the Russian Navy will be sited at open-air grounds. Demostration flights of the aerobatic flying groups Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights), Strizhi (swifts), and Rus (Russia) will be traditionally made within the scope of the naval show.
The exhibition segment of the INS with an aggregate area of over 17,000 square metres will be housed in four pavilions, and open-air sites of the Lenexpo center, as well as in the Gulf of Finland and at the pier of the Sea Terminal of the city.
Leading Russian enterprises and foreign firms will display development studies, new materials and technologies in the fields of shipbuilding, power plants, and naval weapon and arms systems, navigation, communications and control, naval aviation, basing infrastructure, and fleet logistics.
The congres segment of the INs includes a series of Conference Workshops which will take place at Lenexpot and at the Norther Shipyard. Participants in the conferences will discuss matters connected with the application of information technologies in shipbuilding, the control of endurability of the shipbuilding industry output, imitation and comprehensive modelling of naval equipment and transport systems. In all, over 20 business congress events will be held within the framework of the naval show.