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More than 125 thousand people visited the sites of the International Military-Technical Forum (IMTF) “Army-2021” in two days of its work. This was announced today by Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko, Acting Head of the Main Directorate for Research Activities and Technological Support of Advanced Technologies (Innovative Research) of the Russian Defense Ministry, at a daily briefing at the joint press center of the Army 2021 Forum and the International Army Games.

“Today, starting the third day of the forum, we can talk about several new achievements. Compared to last year, we state growth in three key indicators at once: by the number of exhibitors – 1489 enterprises and organizations (in 2020 there were 1457); by the number of samples of military and dual-use products – 28127 (in 2020 – 28043); as well as the number of planned events of the scientific and business program – 211 conferences, meetings, briefings and round tables (in 2020 – 186) ”, – cited the statistics of the acting head of the GUNID.

According to Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko, in seven years the forum has become a recognizable Russian brand and has become one of the world’s best platforms for the demonstration of weapons and military equipment. The exhibition continues to acquire new qualities and properties: it implements unique formats on its site, debuts new items in the field of weapons and technologies, which become resonant premieres for the world community.

“Over the two days of the forum, more than 125.5 thousand people have visited its sites. The main events were the opening ceremonies of the IMTF “Army-2021” and the International Army Games. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin addressed the participants and guests of the forum and the Army Games with a congratulatory speech, ”reminded the Acting Head of the GUNID of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko also said that more than 2.5 thousand representatives of the military-industrial complex, scientists, developers and testers of the latest weapons, representatives of the state customer and military experts took part in the opening of the Army-2021 IMTF.

“The composition of the participants and guests testifies to the growing interest in the exhibition, both at the Russian and international levels,” added the Acting Head of the GUNID of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

In particular, representatives of the delegations of the defense departments of 117 foreign countries took part in the opening ceremony of the Army-2021 forum and the International Army Games.

According to Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko, on August 23, with the participation of representatives of foreign delegations, 18 events were held, including meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the King of Jordan and Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu with the Prince of Saudi Arabia.

“The scientific and business program of the forum began on August 22 with the opening of the Congress“ Strategic Leadership in the Digital Age and Artificial Intelligence Technologies ”. A series of major scientific and business events took place on 23 August. In particular, a plenary session chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov. It was attended by the leadership of state authorities, the Ministry of Defense of Russia, leading enterprises of the defense industry of Russia and the heads of delegations of foreign states, – said the acting head of the GUNID. – As well as a congress dedicated to the diversification of the Russian military-industrial complex, organized by the Collegium of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, and a congress “Strategic Leadership in the Digital Age and Artificial Intelligence Technologies.”

The plenary session of the Congress is dedicated to the topic of artificial intelligence as a key technology of the 21st century. The event was chaired by Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

The events of the scientific and business program are moderated by well-known public figures, leading scientists, experts and general designers. 2163 people took part in the events of the business program.

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“Today it is planned to hold 51 events of the scientific and business program, in which more than 2 thousand specialists and experts will take part, including with the participation of the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense and leading state corporations of the country,” said Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko.

At the Kubinka airfield, it is planned to conduct demonstration flights to demonstrate the maneuverability of Su-57, Su-35S, Yak-130, L-410 aircraft, Ka-52 helicopters, as well as aerobatic groups “Swifts” on MiG-29, “Russian Knights “On 35C,” Berkuts “on the Mi-28N.

A demonstration of weapons, military and special equipment for specialists and delegations of foreign states will take place today at the Alabino training ground.

As part of the cultural and artistic program, events will take place on the main stage of the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Center, in the House of Friendship at the Alabino training ground, on the site of the Warrior of Peace competition in the Fan Club and on the stage of the complex of the selection point for contract military service at the training ground Alabino.

In addition, a number of heads of federal executive bodies participating in the events of the forum are planning to work today at the expositions of the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Center.

Specialists will be given the opportunity to get acquainted in more detail with the exhibition expositions, visit the demonstration sites of the Alabino training ground and the Kubinka airfield.

Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the training and training complexes of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the facilities of the Multifunctional Fire Center, the Center for Military Tactical Games of the Patriot Park, as well as the new facilities of the park introduced in 2021, ”concluded Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko.

For reference:

At the static exposition of weapons, military and special equipment from the presence of the Russian Ministry of Defense, 342 units of armament and military equipment are located, of which 304 units are at the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Center, and 8 units are at the Alabino training ground.

The static exposition of the aviation cluster at the Kubinka airfield presents 30 units (aircraft – 22 units, helicopters – 8 units). 11 units have been allocated from industrial enterprises.

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