On 6-9 March 2022, Almaz – Antey Corporation will be
exhibiting at World Defense Show, an international defence event to premiere in
Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh. The Corporation will present an exposition
featuring products by its subsidiaries NPO Almaz, Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant and
Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol.
At World Defense Show, Almaz – Antey will demonstrate mockups of its S-400
Triumf and S-350E Vityaz SAM systems and present its 98R6E Abakan advanced
mobile non-strategic ballistic missile defence system, whose mockup premiered at
the Army International Military-Technical Forum. In the medium-range category,
the Vityaz SAM system will be demonstrated on the Almaz – Antey stand alongside
mockups representing components of the Viking SAM system.
The company’s short-range SAM solutions will be represented by the Tor-M2E,
Tor-M2K and Tor-M2KM systems in both stationary and mobile variants.
For the first time abroad, Almaz – Antey will be demonstrating a mockup of the
Taifun-PVO(E) MANPADS operator vehicle.
Also on show will be the Adjutant universal target system intended for the
training and inspection of air-defence crews and equipment by way of creating a
complex programmed aerial situation with simultaneous involvement of different
target types. The Adjutant will be represented by one of its organic targets,
Apart from the defense products, Almaz – Antey will be presenting mockups of air
traffic management and airport security solutions: the Sopka-2 en-route radar
facility and the ROSC-1 optical radar intended for ensuring facility security
and for countering UAVs.
Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, Almaz – Antey deputy general director for foreign economic
activity, said in the run-up to the exhibition: ‘At World Defense Show 2022, the
Corporation will present the most popular products which are particularly
topical for the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East and Northern Africa.‘
According to Dzirkaln, the S-400 ‘is well known abroad as a reliable advanced
asset intended for the protection of a country’s airspace and state sovereignty,
while the latest S-350 Vityaz system is already being added to the inventory of
the Russian army and is of fairly great interest to foreign customers‘.
The Abakan SAM system, which was designed with foreign customers in mind, is
intended for bolstering the effectiveness of air-defence systems against the
most dangerous ballistic targets.
The Viking SAM system’s versatility makes it a universal air-defence asset for
troops and sensitive facilities.
The Tor short-range SAM system family stands out for its mobility, ease of
operation and cost-effectiveness, especially when it comes to protecting
strategic facilities and infrastructure, including in oil production regions.
The advanced Tor systems are the world’s only SAM solutions capable of launching
missiles on the move; they may be delivered to customer in both stationary and
‘As for the Adjutant system, given the growing role of advanced air defences in
the current environment, it stands out for its reusable targets emulating such
contemporary aerial threats as a cruise missile, a helicopter, a piston-powered
aircraft and a turboprop,‘ Dzirkaln said.
According to him, the recent hike in the number of local armed conflicts around
the world, their intensity, and the increasing activity of terrorist groups
coupled with the accessibility of unmanned technologies make reliable and
effective SAM systems essential, especially when it comes to countries with
sizable natural resources.
‘The new large-scale Riyadh show will certainly provide a platform for
showcasing the advantages of the Russian defence industry, which includes Almaz
– Antey as a flagship company,‘ Dzirkaln said.
Almaz – Antey is one of Russia’s largest integrated defence companies uniting
over 60 hi-tech enterprises. It employs more than 130,000 personnel and exports
to over 50 countries. The Corporation pays special attention to training
customer personnel for independent combat use of its products and also offers
associated aftersales support, overhaul and disposal services.