Russian weapons displayed at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi on February 20, 2023. Photo/REUTERS
ABU DHABI – Russia’s state-owned defense consortium Rostec showcased a selection of the latest military technologies at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2023 in Abu-Dhabi.
The Russian defense company was not officially listed as an exhibitor but promoted from the 1,000-square-meter Russian Pavilion.
Rostec showcased a number of new products there, ranging from sniper rifles and optical sights to combat helicopters and multiple rocket launchers.
Company CEO Sergey Chemezov said last week that despite the majority of the conglomerate’s efforts on defense orders from the Russian government, Rostec was still fulfilling international contracts.
“Russia does not intend to give up its position on the world arms market,” he said.
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Chemezov says Rostec presents more than 150 different products. “Most of them have been tested in real combat,” he said.
He added, “This is one of the main advantages of Russian weapons compared to competitors.”
Among the items on display is the 1K144-E, a portable stealth surveillance kit that can reportedly identify enemy troops and vehicles while remaining completely invisible.
The device includes seismic, infrared and magnetometric sensors that can be placed underground and transmit data on enemy numbers and directions to operators via radio channels.
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