Russian surface ships, submarines, and military support vessels will be put on display as part of the 11th International Maritime Defence Show this week.
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The IMDS-2023 expo showcases shipbuilding, naval arms, and shipbuilding hosted by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade in St Petersburg, Russia from 21 to 25 June.
In previous years, the expo has been attended by representatives from more than 13 countries to discuss manufacturing of ship components, instruments, electronic components, information technologies, and maritime armaments.
This year’s event will also feature aerobatic displays from the Russian Aerospace Forces “Swifts” using MiG-29 fighter jets from Kubinka airbase near Moscow.
Rosoboronexport general director Alexander Mikheev said the company, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation, will present the latest samples of naval equipment, control and defence for coastal zones.
“For many years, the Naval Salon (IMDS) has been successfully serving to strengthen friendly ties and an open, mutually beneficial exchange of experience between representatives of the leading enterprises in the shipbuilding industry and customers of their products,” he said.
“Rosoboronexport is a traditional participant and sponsor of the Salon, and every time we are proud of the Russian industry, we present to our foreign partners the latest domestic shipbuilding, coastal complexes, weapons for the navy.
“In 2023, Rosoboronexport and Russian enterprises participating in the Salon will demonstrate to visitors the surface ships and submarines in service with the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia, the Zaslon (passive electronically scanned array) and Mineral-ME shipborne radar systems.”
Mr Mikheev confirmed the company will showcase Project 677E diesel-electric submarine (Amur-1650), Project 636 “Black hole” large diesel-electric submarine, Project 22800E “Karakurt-E” corvette, Project 11356 multipurpose frigate, and Project 20382 “Tigr” small escort ship corvette at the event.
As part of the IMDS-2023 business program, the company will hold product presentations for foreign partners and discuss proposals for industrial cooperation in military shipbuilding, he said.