Russian brand new weapons at the exhibition in Kuwait
Rosoboronexport (member of state Ñorporation Rostec) is to
take part at International arms and equipment exhibition and conference Gulf
Defense & Aerospace 2017, which is going to be held between 12 and 14th of
December in Al Kuwait. The exhibition is to be held under the auspices of
Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense. The Russian official delegation is headed by Deputy
Director of Russian Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service Alexey
Frolkin. The Rosoboronexport is headed by Deputy General Director Sergey
‘This year marks 40 years since the beginning of military and technical
cooperation between Russia and Kuwait. Over the last years the special exporter
and its predecessors have delivered many weapons primarily for Kuwaiti ground
forces. These weapons were repeatedly highly appreciated by the nation’s
military. By taking part in Gulf Defense & Aerospace 2017 Rosoboronexport shows
its great interest in further development of military and technical bilateral
relations between our countries,’ said Sergey Goreslavskiy.
Rosoboronexport is to organize the integral Russian display at Gulf Defense &
Aerospace 2017. Its exposition stand 607 located in exhibition hall 8 provides
information about over 200 military products. Besides the special exporter the
Russian exposition involves 6 Russian weapon and equipment manufacturers.
‘Many of exposed products have been battle tested during antiterrorist
operations in Syria. They proved reliable and highly efficient weapons. Besides,
the weapons and equipment offered by us fit local climatic conditions. It is
very important for our partners,’ Sergey Goreslavskiy added.
Tanks T-90S and T-90MS, armored personnel carrier BTR-82A as well as anti-tank
missile system Kornet-EM are considered as the most promising for Kuwaiti ground
Among the Rosoboronexport-presented aircraft the special attention is paid to
multi-purpose super-maneuverable fighter Su-35, multi-functional tactical
fighter MiG-29M/M2 and operational trainer Yak-130. The foreign customers are as
much interested in combat helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28NE, transport Mi-35M as
well as transport Mi-171Sh.
The Rosoboronexort’s near-eastern partners are traditionally interested in
Russian air defense systems like AD missile and gun Pantzir-S1, AD missile
systems Tor-M2KM and Buk-M2E, man-portable Igla-S and certainly Russian
bestseller AD missile system S-400 which is also to be shown at the exhibition
in Al Kuwait.
The attention of Navy representatives may be attracted by corvette 20382 Tigr,
patrol boat 14310 Mirazh, high-speed patrol boat 12150 Mangust, diesel-electric
submarine 677E Amur-1650 and missile systems Club.
Army and special force units are very interested in fire arms and close combat
weapons such as AK assault rifles 100, automatic grenade launcher AGS-17 and
anti-tank grenade launcher RPG-27.
In Kuwait Rosoboronexport is also to show an integrated product Russian-made
Security Systems which involves the whole range of decisions to administer law,
fight terrorism, provide infrastructural, state and cybersecurity.
‘The issue of fighting terrorism is very important both in the Near East and the
rest of the world. The special attention is paid to all-level security in this
regard. We are ready to support the fight against one of the most challenging
problems in 21st century and offer our new integrated product being very popular
in the world which has proven itself during large-scale operations in Russia,’
said Sergey Goreslavskiy.