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More than 500 companies to display equipment at Army 2015 Forum

June 16, 2015, 9:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the forum will be attended by representatives of the military diplomatic corps from more than 100 countries
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Yak-130 aircraft

Yak-130 aircraft

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MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. More than 500 companies will display weapons and military equipment samples at the Army 2015 international military-technical forum that is beginning in the Moscow region on Tuesday.

The forum’s venue is the Patriot Park of the Armed Forces in the town of Kubinka near Moscow. The forum’s first day is reserved for the dialogue of military specialists and representatives of the military-industrial complex. Free admission to the forum’s site will be open from June 17 to 19. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the forum will be attended by representatives of the military diplomatic corps from more than 100 countries.

The demonstration programme will be opened in three clusters. Kubinka airport will host the static and dynamic displays of planes and helicopters. Planes of the long-range, military-transport, fighter, attack aviation, bombers and Army Aviation helicopters will make an "open air museum" for the guests of the forum. About 40 planes and helicopters will be involved in the dynamic display of the technical capabilities of modern aircraft, including the Yakovlev Yak-130, Sukhoi Su-30SM, Su-34, Su-35 and PAK-FA fighters. "Aviation line represented by newest aircraft Yak-130, Su-30, Su-34, Su-35, PAK FA T-50 and helicopters Ansat-U, Kamov Ka-226, Mi-8 AMTSh ‘Terminator,’ Mi-28N ‘Night Hunter,’ Mi-35M and Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ will be opening the dynamic display on the first and last days of the forum," Russia’s Defence Ministry said.

The ministry also said that the Yakovlev Yak-130 aircraft will fly at an altitude of 250 metres (820 feet), while the helicopters on display will fly at an altitude of less than 150 metres (492 feet) during the event, which is organised by the Russian Defence Ministry, the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and the state technology corporation Rostec.

According to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, "The forum is geared towards demonstrating capabilities of scientific organisations, defence industry businesses, weapons and equipment production, innovative technologies, both from Russia and abroad, as well as promoting cooperation between leading foreign military goods developers and Russia’s scientific organisations and defence industry businesses.".

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