Just a few days ago, the eighth international exhibition of armaments RUSSIAN EXPO ARMS - 2011, which was held in Nizhny Tagil, ended. In addition to weapons at the exhibition were presented ammunition and military equipment. Total participated about 300 enterprises from all over Russia. There were more foreign guests than ever, around 400 representatives from 40 countries, and 20 companies from five countries showed their products. None of the previous exhibitions gathered more press representatives - 650 journalists from 145 media.
The nature of the exhibits was emphasized by one of the phrases of the motto: “Offensive innovative policy of enterprises”. The general director of the local metal testing institute, Valery Rudenko, said that the nomenclature of exhibition samples had significantly expanded, in particular, through the products of the rocket industry.
An armored car was shown to everyone on the proving ground. "Lynx",
armored car "Tiger-M",
self-propelled anti-aircraft installations "Tunguska M1"
long-range anti-aircraft missile system С400,
as well as operational tactical missile system "Iskander M".
For the first time, an anti-tank missile system was shown at the exhibition. "Chrysanthemum-S"
and Terminator, a support combat vehicle tanks.
The new, fundamentally different from the other vehicles, the unit of high maneuverability on tracks was introduced by the Vityaz enterprise. It is possible to use it both in military operations and for peaceful purposes, wherever there are great difficulties with the traffic.
Russian developments are fully capable of competing with foreign counterparts. For example, wheeled armored personnel carrier BTR-82A
According to experts, the Russian motorized rifle divisions and similar NATO units can equalize.
"Tiger-M" is equipped with an engine that meets the standard "Euro-4", the system of protection against weapons mass destruction. The armored car “Lynx”, the brainchild of Russian-Italian friendship, is capable of patrolling and escorting on the territory of hostilities. The principle of "safety capsules", which organized the internal space of the machine, helps to effectively protect the life of the crew. More than a dozen states already have such armored cars in service. Finally, he came to Russia.
T-90 riveted everyone's attention
The main highlight of the exhibition, its most interesting exhibit, was the tank T-90С. Viewers saw how he easily overcomes a water barrier, rushes past at full speed and shoots in flight, jumping on a springboard. Noise, crashing, burning targets - the spectacle is very colorful and unforgettable.
The upgraded version of the tank differs from its predecessors by the presence of a guided missile, which is capable of firing at a distance of 5 km. The tank mass is increased, which is now equal to 48 tons, and still it is much lighter than the similar Americans and Germans. The new engine allows you to reduce fuel consumption, at the same time it is more powerful than the previous model and is quite comparable in power with foreign analogues. And the established steering wheel control significantly reduces the load on the driver. To improve the comfort of the crew even provides air conditioning. The T-90 is capable of speeding up to 60 km / h on the highway. To improve maneuverability, a rear-view camera and a combined night vision device were installed on the tank.
The developers say that this tank is a new stage in the development of Russian tank construction. The possibilities of fire destruction, protection against most anti-tank weapons, high mobility and a reliable life support system - all this suggests that T-90С is much better than its predecessors. T-90C - "tank soldier": reliable and versatile.
The visit of Vladimir Putin
Visited the exhibition of weapons and the Prime Minister. With great interest, Vladimir Putin examined the new military equipment: an unmanned aircraft, an armored Ural truck, as well as a modified T-90C. After watching the video praising the tank, Putin could not resist getting into the cockpit, which he did, assessing the degree of comfort and testing the tank control system.
Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said that the tank exists in a single copy, and for military needs will be purchased modernized T-72, almost the same in performance, but twice cheaper.
Using the example of T-90C, Vladimir Putin said that this technique is Russia's pride, and since the defense-industrial complex has such scientific, personnel and production potential, special attention will be paid to its development. A serious statement was made - 64 billion rubles or more 2 billion dollars will be allocated from the state budget. Experts say that this will be a great opportunity for the domestic military industry to make a serious breakthrough that will allow us to continue to hold the palm in the production of the most modern combat equipment. All these subsidies will go to the development of "Uralvagonzavod", which today produces the most modern domestic tanks - Т90С.
Alas, over the past years, Uralvagonzavod practically did not receive large orders and fulfilled only small orders of foreign companies. As a result, it was a waste - for 2009 a year its revenue amounted to 36,2 billion rubles. Thus, the net loss of the company amounted to more than 7 billion rubles. Practically the same tendency was preserved in 2010, and only state subsidies in the amount of 28 billion rubles made it possible to correct the situation a little. Therefore, the specialists of the company have placed many hopes on receiving subsidies in the amount of 64 billion rubles. This will allow not only to pay off debts, but also to carry out a number of upgrades at the plant.
Results of the exhibition
Nizhny Tagil proving ground "Staratel", where the exhibition was held, will become the main federal platform for demonstrating the capabilities of military equipment. In addition to the visit of the Prime Minister, the exhibition was marked by the presentation of many new products, the main star was the modern T-90С tank.
The exhibition was even more successful than expected by the organizers. And, although the information about the concluded contracts was not disclosed, the information that 11 states were interested in the new domestic tank was announced.
Photos of other exhibits are presented below.