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Preparations for and specifics of the VII International Military-Technical Forum (IMTF) Army-2021 and the International Army Games (ARMI-2021) were the topic of a briefing held today at the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Center near Moscow.

The briefing was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, Commander of Air Defense – Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Colonel-General Yuri Grekhov, Commander of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Serdyukov, Anatoly Headquarters – First Deputy Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Fazletdinov, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Research Activities of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko, and Head of the Main Directorate of Combat Training of the RF Armed Forces, Colonel General Ivan Buvaltsev.

The speeches of the commanders-in-chief of the branches and the commanders of the branches of the armed forces, the heads of the central bodies of military command reflected the peculiarities of the VII International Military-Technical Forum “Army”, which for the second year in a row will be held simultaneously with the International Army Games.

The joint opening ceremony of the Forum and the Army Games will take place on the main stage of the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center (Convention and Exhibition Center) on August 23, 2021.

Exhibition expositions of the Forum will be formed in the pavilions and open areas of the Exhibition and Convention Center, the Alabino training ground and the Kubinka airfield with a total area of ​​over 330 thousand square meters. m. This year, the static exposition of the Russian Ministry of Defense provides for a number of features. As part of the Year of Science and Technology being held in Russia, a number of new products will be demonstrated at the Forum. Among them is a new thematic cluster that has united expositions in the field of radio-electronic and information technologies.

The exposition of the Military Innovative Technopolis “ERA” will present the best developments of the winners of the specialized exhibitions “Day of Innovations of the Ministry of Defense of Russia” in universities and research organizations of the Ministry of Defense.

The representative office of the military-industrial complex is becoming more solid every year. At the IMTF “Army-2021”, modern and promising technology will be demonstrated to visitors on an unprecedented scale. “Industrial enterprises will present their promising samples, which have not yet entered the aviation military units,” emphasized the Acting Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Colonel-General Yuri Grekhov.

In turn, Acting Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Fazletdinov spoke about the wide involvement of industrial enterprises in the events of the Forum. “Compared to 2015, when we took part in the Forum for the first time, the number of enterprises has tripled and this year has reached 30 organizations that will present about 1000 high-tech developments,” he said.

The number of participants in the International Army Games, which this year will be held in 11 countries, is also increasing. “The 2021 Games have become the most massive in terms of the number of participants. Currently, 273 teams have arrived at the competition venues, which is 43% more than last year, ”said Colonel-General Ivan Buvaltsev, head of the Main Combat Training Directorate.

According to him, this year, for the first time, servicemen of the national armed forces of Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Cameroon and the Kingdom of Eswatini will participate.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, also told reporters about the increase in the geography of the participating countries taking part in the competitions. According to him, representatives of Mali will take part in the Tank Biathlon for the first time. For the first time, servicemen of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the State of Qatar will compete in the “Sniper Frontier” competition, and specialists from Mozambique, Burkina Faso, the Kingdom of Eswatini and Cameroon will for the first time demonstrate their skills in the “Excellence in Military Intelligence.

In addition, the International Army Games Museum is opening in the Patriot Park, which will become another center of attraction for guests and participants.

Speech by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, General of the Army O. Salyukov

Speech by the Commander of the Air Defense Forces-POR – Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces Colonel-General Yu. Grekhov

Speech by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral N. Evmenov

Speech by the Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General I. Fazletdinov

Speech by the Commander of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General A. Serdyukov

Speech by Major General D. Gorbatenko, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Research Activities and Technological Support of Advanced Technologies (Innovative Research) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Speech by Colonel-General I. Buvaltsev, Chief of the Main Combat Training Directorate of the RF Armed Forces

Speech by General of the Army A. Dvornikov, Commander of the Southern Military District

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