Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, is the organiser of Russia’s single exhibit display at the IDEAS 2018 International Defence Industry Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan.
Rosoboronexport is showcasing a wide range of capabilities to provide security and counter terrorism against organised crime.
Unfortunately, the countries of the region are very familiar with the threat of terrorism. Russia, too, has not been spared the threat, and today Russian enterprises are developing and producing means and solutions for detecting and neutralising both small groups of extremists as well as the means to fight highly organised terrorist groups. Most of these solutions have been successfully tested under real battle conditions and appreciated by specialists during operations in Syria.
Three leading Russian defence manufacturers, including High-Precision Systems Holding Company and SPARK, are participating in Russia’s joint exhibit display with more than 200 defence products on display.
The exhibits at IDEAS 2018 include military and service small arms, weapons and special technical means, specialty equipment, special-purpose weapons and gear, non-lethal weapons, border and critical facility surveillance equipment, as well as a law enforcement products.
Foreign customers are expected to pay particular attention to the Kornet-EM and Metis-M1 ATGM systems, Kalashnikov AK-101, AK-102, AK-103 and AK-104 assault rifles, Kalashnikov Pecheneg machine gun, and close-combat weapons like the Shmel-M rocket flamethrower and the Varna jet flamethrower, the Bur compact grenade launcher system, the AGS-30 and AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers, as well as live and non-lethal ammunition for them.
In addition, there is expected to be considerable interest in the ground and air vehicles for transporting anti-terrorist units and their equipment. In particular, the BTR-80A, BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers, the BMP-3M infantry fighting vehicle, the Tiger family of armoured motor vehicles, as well as the Mi-35M transport /attack helicopter and the Mi-17-military transport helicopter.
The countries of the region seek not only to eliminate the consequences of terrorist attacks, but also to acquire capabilities to prevent them effectively. For these purposes, Rosoboronexport is exhibiting a number of means for timely detecting and locating terrorist threats, in particular, the Orlan-10E and Takhion UAV systems, electronic devices and the Repellent electronic warfare system designed to counter small unmanned aerial vehicles.