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Rostec to show new Kalashnikov and Pantsir-ME at IDEX 2019 : Russian State Corporation Rostec will present the latest models of military and civilian equipment at the IDEX 2019 – the largest arms exhibition in the Middle East. In particular, it will hold the international debut of Pantsyr-ME, a shipborne air-defence missile and artillery system, as well as the 200 series of Kalashnikov assault rifles. In addition to military products, IDEX will see Russia exhibit Aurus, the armored limousine being a part of the Cortege project, that Rostec holdings contributed to. The Middle East and North Africa are strategically important regions of the Corporation’s presence. In 2018, the Middle East accounted for nearly half of all exports of military products, handled by Rosoboronexport.

“The countries of the Middle East and North Africa are extremely important markets for us, where we implement a lot of projects in the field of military and technical cooperation. At the IDEX 2019, more than 50 enterprises of the Russian defence industry will showcase their developments. We will present a total of about 1,000 exhibits, with a number of weapon and military equipment models to be shown for the first time ever”, Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of Rostec, noted.

In particular, the unparalleled air-defence missile and artillery system Pantsir-ME will make its international debut. It will be presented by High-Precision Complexes Holding. The system is able to protect ships from all types of air attack weapons. Kalashnikov Concern will showcase a wide range of small arms and hunting weapons. The 200 series of Kalashnikov, certified for export, will be shown abroad for the first time. The “two hundredth” series assault rifles will be one of the key Russian novelties at IDEX 2019.

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