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Press-release IMDS-2017

of the 8th International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2017

 The eighth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017) will be held from 28 June to 2 July of 2017 in St. Petersburg (Lenexpo Exhibition Complex – Sea Terminal Complex) under the Russian Federation Government's order 1140- of 19 June 2015.

The organizer of IMDS-2017 is the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The Show is held with the cooperation of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, the Government of Saint-Petersburg and Rosoboronexport JSC. The Exhibition Operator is Morskoy Salon Co. Ltd.

The Organizing Committee of IMDS-2017 is headed by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government Dmitry Rogozin.

The Show’s format enables to unite in the same exhibition area:

  • exposition of product samples presented by enterprises;
  • demonstration of armaments and naval equipment;
  • conferences, seminars, round tables, presentations;
  • visit to military-industrial enterprises and VIP negotiations.

The Exhibits profile includes: naval and commercial shipbuilding, armaments and weapons, systems of combat direction, navigation, communication and control, marine power plants, naval aviation, location and fleet supply infrastructure, new materials and promising technologies. Considerable space of exposition is occupied by the companies which supply marine accessory equipment and material, devices and electronic elements, information technologies, consulting, financial and insurance services in the field of design, shipbuilding and armament invention.

The exposition will occupy such halls as 3, 4, 7 and 8a of Lenexpo Exhibition Complex outdoor areas and water areas of the Finland Gulf and also near the quays of the Sea Terminal.

47 official foreign delegations from 40 countries are registered.

Currently there are over 400 companies including 47 foreign ones which are registered in IMDS-2017.

Among the participants there are the following companies: United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC, Rostec State Corporation, Rosoboronexport JSC, Elektropribor CSRI Concern JSC, Avrora Concern JSC, Krylov State Research Center, Shipbuilding & Shiprepair Technology Center JSC, Almaz Shipbuilding Company PJSC, Oceanpribor Concern JSC, Gorky Zelenodolsk Plant JSC, Granit-Electron Concern JSC, Tactical Missiles Corporation JSC, Gidropribor Sea Underwater Weapon Concern JSC, Almaz-Antey Concern of Air Defense JSC, Prometey Central Research Institute of Structural Materials, Morinformsystem-Agat Concern JSC, Belarus State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (Belarus), Display Design Bureau (Belarus), Kontakt NPK LLC (Belarus), LEMT NTC (Belarus), NSI bvba OJSC (Belgium), ODU GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), PENTAIR TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS GMBH (Germany), BrahMos Aerospace (India), Eliche Radice S.P.A, Explorer Cases by GT Line srl, SORMEC s.r.l. (Italy), China Shipbuilding Trading Co. Ltd., Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (China), RIF-ACVAAPARAT JSC (Moldova), RAUT JSC (Moldova), Hiltex Technische Weefsels (Netherlands), C.W.F. Hamilton & Co. (New Zealand),  ADLINK Technology Inc, Apacer Technology Inc. (Taiwan), ECA Group (France), Adria Winch d.o.o. (Croatia), MECAS ESI s.r.o. (ESI Group) (Czechia), Straub Werke AG (Switzerland), HYUNDAI WIA (South Korea) etc.

The demonstration part at the quays of the Sea Terminal and water area will present over 50 ships and boats of the Russian Federation Navy, the Border Guard of the Russian Federal Security Service and participating companies of the Show including:

  • YAROSLAV MUDRY guard ship project 11540;
  • STOYKIY corvette project 20380;
  • LEKSANDR OBUHOV coastal minesweeper project 12700;
  • Small missile ship project 21631;
  • Air-cushion landing ship project 12322;
  • Landing craft project 21820;
  • Landing craft project 11770 D-1441;
  • MANGUST fast patrol boat project 12150;
  • NAKHIMOVETS anti-saboteur boat project 21980;
  • RAPTOR patrol boat project 03160;
  • Large hydrographic boat project 19920 BGK-2149;
  • Multifunctional modular boat project 23370;
  • Tugboat project 02800 MB-96;
  • Workboat BL-820;
  • Inshore diving boat project 23040 RBK-1064;
  • Rigid inflatable boat BL 680;
  • Border guard cruiser project 22460;
  • MANGUST border patrol boat project 12150.

At Rzhevka the artillery range of the Russian Defence Ministry 10 naval artillery assets and small arms will be demonstrated in its action for official foreign delegations and mass-media representatives.

Within congress and business events there will be about 30 events including four scientific conferences at the exhibition complex area and at Severnaya Verf Shipyard PJSC :

  • International conference “Navy and Shipbuilding Nowadays 2017”;
  • 18th International conference MORINTECH-PRACTIC “Information Technologies in Shipbuilding-2017”;
  • International conference “PLM -FORUM IMDS-2017 “Shipbuilding Product Lifecycle Management. Information support”;
  • International conference “Simulation and complex modeling in marine engineering and transporting systems” (ICM MTMTS 2017).

Traditionally there will be two IMDS-2017 award sailing regattas supported by the sailing union of Saint-Petersburg.

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