Welcoming speech of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation by General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, Defence Minister, to participants and guests of ARMY 2021 IMTF
In August 2021, the seventh International Military-Technical Fo-rum "ARMY" will be held, organized by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
It is one of the world's largest exhibitions of weapons, military and special equipment, presents an extensive program of exhibition, demonstration and scientific and business events.
Traditionally, unique conditions are created at its sites for con-structive communication, exchange of experience, establishment of in-dustrial cooperation ties and fruitful interaction of domestic and foreign specialists in the military-technical sphere.
Within the framework of this Forum, the achievements of the leading Russian defence enterprises will be presented, national exposi-tions of foreign countries will be deployed. The exhibition area of the aviation cluster at the Kubinka airfield will be expanded.
As always, an extensive program is expected to demonstrate the capabilities of modern Russian weapons and military equipment, as well as military and dual-use products of domestic and foreign enterprises. A bright event will be the competition for the management of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic systems "Dronbiathlon".
During the Forum, the most pressing issues of the development of the Armed Forces, the Russian defence industry complex and interna-tional military-technical cooperation will be discussed.
Together with the Government of the Russian Federation, it is planned to hold a plenary session and a congress on the diversification of the Russian defence industry.
It is noteworthy that at the same time another significant event will take place - the International Army Games.
This format has already shown its effectiveness last year - the level of representation of foreign states has increased, the opportunities for official negotiations and meetings have expanded.
I wish the participants of the ARMY-2021 Forum productive work and interesting ideas that will inspire new achievements, and many bright and unforgettable emotions for the guests.
Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation
General of the Army