Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport is organizing a joint Russian display at the International Defense Industry Fair, IDEF'17, taking place in Istanbul on 9-12 May 2017.
Attended by Rosoboronexport and JSC Concern ‘Almaz Antey’, the joint Russian display at is showcasing a total of 240 pieces of military equipment. Rosoboronexport’s stand will provide information on 200 pieces of various military equipment.
According to Rosoboronexport, Russia’s armored vehicle protection assets, including the Arena-E active protection system, Kornet-E antitank missile system (photo) and various Kalashnikov rifles will pose interest for the Turkish Land Forces.
“Military-technical cooperation between Russia and Turkey has now acquired a positive trend. Rosoboronexport has actively advised its Turkish partners on the supplies of military equipment since late 2016,” said Vladimir Goncharov, Rosoboronexport’s Marketing Department Head.
“The Turkish Ministry of National Defense is interested in a wide range of military equipment, in particular, various Russian air defense systems. We are also discussing a number of technical partnership projects envisaging joint development and production of advanced weapons,” he added.
Rosoboronexport also plans to organize an extensive business program on the sidelines of IDEF’17, including meetings with representatives of the Turkish government, the armed forces and business community, as well as with officials from some Middle Eastern countries.
Russia’s official delegation is headed by Mikhail Petukhov, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC).