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Russia to present new military hardware at Milipol Paris exhibit

November 19, 2013, 16:21 UTC+3 PARIS

Rosoboronexport, the Izhevsk mechanical plant, the Tula weapons production plant and other military industrial companies are representing Russia at the event

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PARIS, November 19, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has presented new products in the industry of military engineering at the Milipol Paris exhibition which opened in Paris on Tuesday. Milipol Paris is the exhibition for global security innovation and information which reflects current market trends.

The exhibition is held in Paris in odd years, and in even years it is held in Doha. The Milipol Paris surpasses a similar Doha show in scale, demonstrating transport vehicles, manned and unmanned flying apparatuses, video monitoring systems, identification control facilities, communications facilities, anti-tapping equipment, weapons and ammunition, equipment for special task force units and Interior troops.

The overall territory of the Milipol Paris exhibition complex is 20,000 square metres.

The Russian companies, headed by Rostechnologia Corporation which organised the Russian exposition, have displayed their products on a territory of 217 square metres. Rosoboronexport, the Izhevsk mechanical plant, the Tula weapons production plant, the Instrument Design Bureau joint stock society and the scientific research machine building federal enterprise TSNIITOCHMASH are taking part in the Milipol Paris show.

Chief of Rosoboronexport Security Department Valery Varlamov, who heads the Rosoboronexport delegation to the exhibition, said that most of the products displayed not only passed successful tests, but their batch production was organised, and they were being successfully used by Russian law enforcers. The effectiveness and reliability of these military products have enabled to expand the geography of export deliveries, Varlamov said.

The Russian exposition, which includes silence sniper rifles, pistol machineguns and special grenade launchers “GM9” and “6G30”, is expected to be of great interest to foreign delegations, Varlamov said.

The large-scale participation of the Russian companies in the exhibition offers an opportunity to familiarise Russia's potential partners, including Nexter Group, Safran and Thales companies, with a considerable number of Russian military-purpose products.

The Russian representatives are planning to hold talks with representatives of the Renault Trucks Defense company whose armoured vehicles aroused a strong interest at the Russian Interior Ministry.

A total of 560 companies from 37 world countries are taking part in the exhibition this year. France, Israel, Germany, the United States, Italy, China and Great Britain have the biggest expositions. A total of 163 official delegations from 80 world countries are to attend the Milipol Paris show this year.

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