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Russia will showcase 240 pieces of Russian military equipment, including the Arena-E active protection system, Kornet-E antitank missile system at an international defense industry fair in Istanbul.
According to defenseworld.net, Russia’s armored vehicle protection assets, including the Arena-E active protection system, Kornet-E antitank missile system and various Kalashnikov rifles will pose interest for the Turkish Land Forces.
The Turkish Ministry of National Defense is interested in a wide range of military equipment, in particular, various Russian air defense systems, Vladimir Goncharov, Rosoboronexport’s Marketing Department head.
“We are also discussing a number of technical partnership projects envisaging joint development and production of advanced weapons,” said Goncharov added.
Rosoboronexport also plans to organize an extensive business program on the sidelines of the IDEF’17, including meetings with representatives of the Turkish government, the armed forces and business community, as well as with officials from some Middle Eastern countries.
Until several years ago, Israel was one of Turkey’s major supplier of military systems.
Russia’s official delegation is headed by Mikhail Petukhov, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FS).