VIDEO: Russia Presents Most Advanced Weaponry Expo outside Moscow

Wed Sep 7, 2016 10:21:52

80 delegations from across the world have attended State-of-the-art weapons expo outside Moscow. In 2016 international military expo in Moscow state-of-the-art artillery and air defense systems have been displayed.

The event was opened Tuesday by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and is set to wrap up on August 11. It is hosted in the military “Patriot” park just outside Moscow and covers over 140,000 square meters.

The exhibition is set to include air-and ground military hardware presentations, according to a statement by Shoigu. The perspectives and development of the state-of-the-art-technologies in the military sphere will be debated at roundtables and conferences.

During the first day, the expo already welcomed some 43,000 visitors, according to the organizers. For the first time the exhibition, launched last year, included a "real battle” simulation presented to the foreign delegations by various branches of the Russian military.

Tanks in several modifications, fire launchers, air-defense systems such as Panzir-S, as well as drones and armored personnel carriers were among the military hardware showing off their skills while fighting a potential enemy. The “dynamic display,”,as it is called by the organizers, also involved Airborne as well as army engineer units.

More than 1,000 Russian manufacturers, researchers and members of the military universities are taking part in the event. The exhibition also became the first place where the renowned Russian producer of assault rifles Kalashnikov has presented the prototype of its new sniper rifles SVK and VSV-383; RT reported.


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