III International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2017” was held. Joint stand of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus has been ranked as the best exposition.

Within the period from August 22, 2017 to August 27, 2017 the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was conducting the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2017” (Kubinka, Moscow region). The Forum “ARMY-2017” has taken place for the third consecutive year and has already won the recognition as one of the most important exhibitions of military equipment. “ARMY-2017” took place in “Patriot” Center, Kubinka, Moscow region. Business program of the event lasted for three days — August 22-24, 2017. Within August 22 - 24, 2017 more than 105 thousand Russian and foreign specialists visited the exhibition. The Forum opened its doors for visitors on August 25 - 27, 2017.

1.2 thousand enterprises in total participated in “ARMY-2017”. The companies presented 18.5 thousand samples of their products in the field of defense and security.

More than 20 Belarusian organizations and companies that presented more than 150 samples of military purpose goods participated in “ARMY-2017”.

SMIC Deputy Chairman Dmitry Pantus headed the delegation of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus at “ARMY-2017”. On August 22 and 23 the Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2017” was attended by the Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee Oleg Dvigalev, who held meetings and negotiations with senior officers of Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation of Russia, Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the executives from a number of defense industry companies.

SFTUE “Belspetsvneshtechnika” participated in the Forum “ARMY-2017” as a group organizer of joint stand of the State Military Industrial Committee. National Belarusian stand as well hosted expositions of such companies as OJSC “140 Repair Plant”, JSC “KB Radar” — Managing Company of “Radar Systems” Holding, Aerosystema Ltd., OJSC “AGAT – SYSTEM” – Managing Company of “Communication and Control Systems” Holding, OJSC “AGAT – Control Systems” – Managing Company of “Geoinformation Control Systems” Holding, JSC “558 Aircraft Repair Plant”, OJSC “Minsk Research Institute Of Radiomaterials”

The enterprises provided participants and guests of the IMTF “ARMY-2017” with the information about their latest developments of missile systems, optronics, modern automated control systems for troops, simulators, cutting-edge products in the field of electronic warfare and radar, demonstrated mockups of different samples of military equipment and presented the information about scientific, design and experimental works, engineering, development, manufacturing, upgrade, repair and technical maintenance of armament and military equipment.

The Minister of Defense of Russia Sergei Shoigu, Chief Executive Officer of Rostec Corporation Sergey Chemezov, Chief of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Ravkov familiarized with the exposition of the Republic of Belarus. Joint stand of the State Military Industrial Committee was visited by more than 450 specialists from more than 15 countries of the world (Armenia, Iran, Qatar, China, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, UAE, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sudan, USA, France, Estonia, South Africa).

The exposition of joint stand of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus became a winner in “The Best Exposition” category at the III International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2017”.