A total of 850 companies from 38 countries, including Russia, are going to take part in the International Defence Exhibition, 2003 IDEX, due to take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on March 16th through 20th, Ali Al Tunaijee, General Exhibitions Corporation Director General, said at a news conference Wednesday.
He said Internet users would for the first time be able to see the stands through the world web.
The UAE will be represented heavily at the exhibition - by 80 mostly civilian companies. Russia will feature demos produced by 40 enterprises of its military-industrial sector, design offices and companies.
IDEX is a biennial event, which has been held in Abu Dhabi since 1993.
The aircraft to command and control troops in the event of a nuclear war is being built on the basis of the new wide-body Ilyushin Il-96-400M