The main award of the Army-2016 forum is presented to Kalashnikov.

The Army-2016 Forum has become an effective platform for establishing contacts between the country's authorities and foreign entrepreneurs, said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The main award of the Army-2016 forum is presented to Kalashnikov.

“The second international military-technical forum" Army-2016 "is completing its work. Its results convincingly testify that from a debutant of congress and exhibition activities it has turned into one of the world's leading exhibitions of weapons and military equipment ",
cite the minister News.

“The forum demonstrated to foreign partners that Moscow is open for cooperation in the military-technical sphere. During the event, 17 contracts were concluded for the supply of the newest submarines, small rocket ships, more than 200 units of modern missile-artillery and armored weapons, as well as engineering equipment to the Russian Armed Forces, he said.

The main prize of the forum Shoigu handed over to the general director of the Kalashnikov concern, Alexei Krivoruchko, “for his achievements in the development of weapons, military and special equipment, as well as his contribution to the preparation and implementation of the forum”.

Before that, the Minister examined the combat and sports weaponrepresented by the concern, and also noted the robotic armored vehicles being developed by the company, incl. tracked vehicle "Companion", created by order of the military. "Companion" is intended for reconnaissance, patrolling and protection of important objects, as well as for mine clearance and fencing off.
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    1. PKK
      12 September 2016 10: 06
      Mikhail Timofeevich laid the firm foundation of the concern, he is glad that there were talented successors of the Great Designer Case, in the ice of the usual practice of majors, to hand over the equipment for scrap.
    2. +3
      12 September 2016 10: 07
      Holding exhibitions is the promotion of our weapons both abroad and for our army. A very necessary and important thing .. Well, the award of the concern ... I found a hero.
      1. +2
        12 September 2016 11: 09
        The reward is certainly well deserved! But, damn it, for some reason I still like Kovrovsky AEK-973 (7,62mm) more. Absolutely subjective somehow, like love at first sight. And I won’t say a bad word about Kalash.
    3. +2
      12 September 2016 10: 29
      I looked at the review of this exhibition of weapons, the scope of course is amazing. World-class!
      1. +1
        12 September 2016 10: 39
        I looked at the review of this exhibition of weapons, the scope of course is amazing. World-class!
        The scale is certainly impressive ...... But I'm not sure that half of the know-how will be in demand and find application.
        It was interesting to find information not only by laudatory evaluations, but also with critical evaluations and substantiation of specialists.
    4. +5
      12 September 2016 10: 40
      And "ASSOCIATE" is really good!
      It is capable of operating in passive mode for up to ten days and detecting targets at a distance of up to 2500 meters. "
      The Soratnik armored tracked vehicle is designed for reconnaissance and relaying, patrolling and protecting territories and important objects, demining and clearing, it operates in three control modes, the weight of the complex does not exceed 7 tons, it is capable of speeds up to 40 km / h.
      With remote control and direct visibility, the range of the machine is up to 10 km.
      Machine guns of 7,62 mm and 12,7 mm caliber, as well as a 30 mm AG-17A grenade launcher can be mounted on the tracked platform. The combat module is equipped with gyroscopic stabilization of weapons and is capable of independently detecting, tracking and destroying targets, determining their type. In addition, the Companion can be equipped with eight Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles.
    5. +3
      12 September 2016 10: 41
      The arms exhibition is really amazing in its scope, there are plenty of samples, and this has not yet been shown a closed exhibition, well, except for those photos that the Egyptians leaked. Weapons also need to be advertised.
    6. +3
      12 September 2016 10: 46
      That is great! The business of "grandfather Misha" is alive and well! My congratulations!
    7. +2
      12 September 2016 10: 55
      I would like to know why? For an assault rifle that doesn’t finish it at all, or for an unrealistic defense game? In addition to the Lebedev pistol, Kalashnikov has not recently presented anything really progressive. But PR managers are really good. But the AK-12 barrel will not become thicker from this.
    8. +1
      12 September 2016 11: 12
      Well done, what can you say. We made Kalashnikov a brand after all. And he became recognizable)
      But what about quality, advertising and marketing is good, but let's develop and improve the quality of products, especially in the civilian market. To promote new models of civilian weapons, the same saiga-107, I waited 3 years, yesterday at the exhibition, I am a woman the representative of "Kalashnikov" assured that it will go serially from next year. But I have heard this for 3 years at all exhibitions. And about an experimental batch, a gold one (if you find it too expensive)
      If it were not for US sanctions, we would have not seen a saiga in 5.45x39 in our market, but it’s a shame, this is our caliber.
      Suggest - we will buy, but I want to buy something that I can’t finish at home with a file then for hours, as with my old saiga 12. =)
      1. Cat
        12 September 2016 12: 09
        Yes, in the hunting environment "saiga" and peeling are almost synonymous.
        It is sad.
    9. +1
      12 September 2016 11: 19
      Probably fair. Several real innovations, and most importantly, it was accepted by the military. But still there are questions about AK-12/15 and RPK-16. Judging by the answers of representatives of the CC, very controversial decisions were made automatically. But their Saiga-12 Alpha looks gorgeous, although it is not yet known how it will behave on fire. And the PL-15 pistol is also interesting, but only factory tests are underway. In a word, there is where to go with what to go. Success!
    10. 0
      12 September 2016 12: 14
      It’s strange that some * censor * didn’t come out with another "discovery" that the AK was made by Schmeiser or anyone else. They now have another season of exuberance recently swept, like.
    11. 0
      12 September 2016 18: 31
      But to me, unlike many, VERY LIKE ......
      That I can’t attend such events laughing laughing laughing I live, damn it, far))))

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