More than 130 pieces of Russian military hardware are showcased at the EURONAVAL 2016 International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition held on October 17-21 in France, Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said in a statement issued on Monday.
“Rosoboronexport is showcasing more than 130 pieces of hardware at the exhibition, covering the entire spectrum of naval equipment and weapons. Many of them have been successfully tested under real combat conditions,” Evgeny Odintsov, the Head of the Rosoboronexport delegation to the exhibition, said as quoted in the statement.
Odintsov added that the delegation intends to hold pre-arranged meetings with the officials and representatives of business circles from the European, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Asia-Pacific states.
“We reasonably believe that the countries in these regions having long coastlines are interested today in Russian-made naval systems,” the official pointed out adding that some of the technologies on display at Russia’s 775-square-meter stand are Project 20382 corvette Tigr with the integrated Club-N missile system and vertical launchers, Project 22356 and 11356 frigates, Project 22460 offshore patrol vessel, Project 21632 Tornado-class missile ships as well as two types of submarines - the Amur-1650 and Project 636.
EURONAVAL 2016, a biennial event organized by the French Defense Ministry and marketed as the world meeting of naval technologies for the future, is taking place at Le Bourget near Paris.
This year, companies from 34 states including Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, and the United States participate in the exhibition.