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Event report
of the eighth International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2017

The eighth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017) finished its work successfully being one of the world leading exhibitions in shipbuilding and naval armament.

The results of the Show demonstrate its high demand among marine industry enterprises. Its high status and place in the world system of defense exhibitions are reaffirmed.

IMDS-2017 exhibitors became 443 enterprises from 31 countries including 50 foreign enterprises. The exposition occupied 17 000 sq.m. of exhibition space in halls as well as open area, Sea Terminal quays and water area adjacent to the exhibition complex. All leading marine enterprises of Russia were presented as the participants of the Show. The great part of the exposition was occupied by manufacturers of component equipment, appliances, electronic elements, information technologies and double purpose products.

IMDS-2017 broad format allowed to present the products and the full-size samples of enterprises at stands, quays, open area and adjacent waters as well as to demonstrate maritime artillery weapons in action at the artillery range.

As a demonstration part the following ships and boats of the Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation were presented at Sea Terminal quays:

  • ADMIRAL MAKAROV frigate project 11356;
  • STOYKIY corvette project 20380;
  • АLEKSANDR OBUHOV coastal minesweeper project 12700;
  • SERPUHOV small missile ship project 21631;
  • EVGENY KOCHESHKOV air-cushion landing ship project 12322;
  • PREDANNY border patrol ship project 22460;
  • MANGUST border patrol boat project 12150;
  • 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 SMK-2098;
  • Landing craft project 11770 DKA-791;
  • Workboat BL-820;
  • Inshore diving boat project 23040 RBK-1064;
  • Rigid inflatable boat BL-680;
  • Tugboat project 02790 MB-96;


Participating enterprises of the Show demonstrated 33 boats at the quays of the exhibition complex.

At Rzhevka the artillery range of the Russian Defence Ministry naval artillery demonstrations were successfully held for official foreign delegations and mass-media representatives:

• 130 mm universe naval gun mount А-192M;

• 130 mm naval gun mount AK-130;

• 100 mm automatic naval gun mount A-190-01;

• 100 mm gun mount AK-100;

• 76 mm gun mount AK-176M;

• 76 mm gun mount AK-176MA;

• 30 mm gun mount AK-230;

• 30 mm lightweight gun mount AK-306;

• 30 mm automatic gun mount AK-630M;

• MRG-1;

• 12,7 mm KORD machine gun.

IMDS-2017 brought 57 official delegations from 52 countries. Almost all countries dealing with production and exploitation of naval equipment attended the Show. The President of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, four Commanders of Naval Forces and other high-ranked officials visited the Show as official delegations. The extensive program of delegations was fully implemented. Its format and size exceeded previous IMDS exhibitions.

Official foreign delegations visited such enterprises as Krylov State Research Centre, Baltic Shipyard, Sredne-Nevski Shipbuilding Plant, Marine engineering company AQUA-SERVICE.

More than 120 official negotiations were held in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, officials of Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, representatives of Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation and other leading companies.

Within congress and business section there were 22 events including four scientific conferences:

  • International conference “Navy and Shipbuilding Nowadays 2017”;

  • 18th International conference MORINTECH-PRACTIC “Information Technologies in Shipbuilding-2017”;

  • “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).

At the stand of Gorky Zelenodolsk Plant a cooperation agreement in shipbuilding and naval engineering was signed with Shipbuilding & Shiprepair Technology Center as well as a cooperation agreement in military and civil ship design with Krylov State Research Centre.  

There were two traditional IMDS-2017 award sailing regattas supported by the sailing union of Saint-Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Regional Information Center TASS carried out information support and organization of IMDS-2017 press-center. The Show was covered by 588 journalists from 176 mass media including 43 foreign ones from 15 countries.

Over 47 000 specialists visited IMDS-2017. Considering the link of St. Petersburg citizens with marine industry, patriotic traditions and interest to the event, citizens and guests had an opportunity to attend the exhibition and to see the warships at the quays.

The results of the Show are the evidence of the Russian and foreign companies have pursued the active marketing policy aimed to broaden their participation in the international cooperation on development and production of technically sophisticated systems such as warships. 

The Show is making dynamic progress and has proved its high efficiency and importance.

Press service of Morskoy Salon Co. Ltd.

2 July, 2017.  


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