Statement by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu
Dear participants and guests of the ARMY-2017 Forum!
The Russian Defence Ministry is holding the ARMY-2017 International Military-Technical Forum on August 22-27, 2017.
This is the third large-scale event of the Russian Defence Ministry. Representatives of large Russian and foreign companies of the military industrial complex, leading research and development institutes as well as project and design offices will participate in it.
Main events of the Forum will take place in the Patriot, Congress and Exhibition Centre. Exhibition pavilions and open-air expositions will be installed at the area of about 300,000 square meters. Dynamic demonstrations of cruise, flight and fire capabilities of armament, military and special hardware will be held at the Kubinka airfield, Alabino range as well as in the territories of military districts and the Northern Fleet.
Topical issues of defence and security, further development of military production will be discussed in the course of the plenary session, conferences, roundtables and briefings.
Thousands of visitors will be able to get familiarized with latest achievements in high technologies and prospective designs implemented in the military field.
The Forum fully deserves his repute of one of leading exhibition areas for demonstration of armament, military and special hardware.
I am confident that the ARMY-2017 International Military-Technical Forum will promote the raise of technological capabilities of Russian defence corporations as well as development of mutual partnership in military-technical cooperation.
Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu