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New Tech, Tactics, And Weapons At Russia’s Interpolitex 2014

July 25, 2014
via Vladimir Konstantinov

via Vladimir Konstantinov

It’s the biggest event for cutting-edge law enforcement and military technology.

Interpolitex 2014 is the Russian equivalent of Jordan’s SOFEX or France’s Eurosatory. It’s an annual exhibition and convention for various arms manufacturers to showcase and sell their products.

Since the mid-2000s the Russian government began investing heavily to strengthen the domestic security branches and armed forces. In recent years trade shows that cater to these institutions, like the Russia Arms Expo for example, have become more popular.

From small arms to UAVs, sensors to patrol boats, the four-day Interpolitex is the largest of its kind in the Russian Federation.

It will be held from October 21 to 24 in Mosocow’s historic trade show venue, the VDNH.

So far, 436 companies have reserved booths as exhibitors and the expected visitor turnout is north of 17,000 people.

Live demonstrations and other activities promoting the skills of Russian police and special forces climax the show. These activities serve Russia’s internal security branches like the FSB, the MVD, and the Ministry of Defense, who are Interpolitex’ main backers.

21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is a media partner for Interpolitex.

Below is the latest press release from the organizers.

Special Technical Equipment – Innovations at International Exhibition of Means of State Security Provision “Interpolitex-2014”

18th International Exhibition of Means of State Security Provision INTERPOLITEX- 2014 will be held in the territory of the main Russian exhibition ground – All-Russia Exhibition Center (VDNH, Moscow) from 21 to 24 October 2013. The exhibition is organized by the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior, Federal Security Service and Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation. Exhibition operator is Exhibition Companies Group “BIZON”. At present Interpolitex has become the central event of the Federal significance in the network of Safety and security exhibitions held in Russia and CIS.

Specifically synergistic complex of exhibition, business and live demonstration programs of the exhibition ensures its success with exhibitors, guests and visitors. This year more than 440 companies will take part in the exhibition, including around 58 foreign companies from 19 countries including Austria, Republic of Belarus, Germany, Denmark, Israel, India, Italy, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Republic of South Africa.

Total indoor exhibition space located in all three halls of Pavilion number 75 is equal to 25,500 square meters. The exhibition presents the well adjusted combination of several integrated exhibitions and specialized expositions including International Exhibition of Police Systems and Equipment, Military Technical Salon, Exhibition of Technical Systems and Facilities for Border Protection and Security “Granitsa”, International Exhibition of Security Technologies and Systems “Security Russia 2014” and Exhibition of Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle Systems UVS-TECH 2013.

This year the exhibition includes a new Program of promotion of innovative developments and ideas. More than 110 exhibitors introduced in the Exhibition Catalogue their innovative solutions. One can see here new samples of weapons, armored vehicles, multifunctional robotic systems, unmanned flying vehicles and boats, protection suits and search and screening equipment, etc.

A broad and extensive business program will be presented to the participants and guests of the exhibition: 7 conferences, 6 round tables, 5 workshops and 8 presentations, which are devoted to most urgent problems of the Russian state and its citizens. About 70 speakers will make their reports and presentations for more than 1,500 listeners.

One of the most interesting events held within the exhibition Business Program is Research to Practice Conference “Prospects of Developing of New Items of Armaments and Special Equipment of New Generation“, organized by Federal Scientific-Production Association “Special Equipment and Communications” of the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior. Six sections of the Conference will be devoted to issues of future development of special purpose transport and search and screening equipment, special nonlethal weapons and systems, systems of communications, technical systems of security and protection, data security e.t.c.

8th International Specialized Conference “Technologies of Unmanned Flying Systems – UVS 2014” will be held during the first day of the exhibition work.

More than 50 exhibitors presented their products within the framework of the «National Security» Contest. The winners of the contest are awarded with the«Quality and Security Guarantee» Gold Medal and with the Diploma of Laureate of the Contest.

As usual a live demonstration of technical, operational and combat capabilities of armaments, police and military technical equipment and special tactical training exercises of Special Forces units of Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior will take place on 22 of October on the special testing and shooting range of the Federal State Enterprise “Geodesia” in the town of Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow Region. This year the show program will somewhat differ from the last year one. Combat capabilities of small arms will demonstrate not only soldiers of Special Forces units of Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior but also specialists from the profile industrial enterprises. Representatives of the companies-manufacturers will demonstrate running and technical capabilities of special purpose vehicle.

More detailed information about 18th International Exhibition of Means of State Security Provision INTERPOLITEX- 2014 is available on the official exhibition site

The exhibition will work in the territory of the All-Russian Exhibition Center, Pavilion 75 (Moscow) from 21 to 23 October from 10.00 to 18.00 o’clock, 24 October – from 10.00 to 16.00 o’clock

Live demonstration program will be held on the special testing and shooting range of the Federal State Enterprise “Geodesia” in the town of Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow

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