Russian arms exporter to attend international exhibition in France

Rosoboronexport's federal state-run integral enterprise is to attend the 13th MILIPOL PARIS - 2003 international domestic security exhibition, highlighting Russia's impressive export potential in the field of special systems and weaponry, as well as its intention to promote more actively such products to foreign markets and to enhance the international community's efforts for coping with international terrorism.

This was disclosed to RIA Novosti by a Rosoboronexport spokesperson here today before the exhibition opened in Le Bourget near Paris.

Those going to see our display will, doubtless, be interested in various products offered by Russia's Federal Intelligence Service (FSB), i.e. X-Ray television networks, tiny mikes and radio networks for transmitting TV signals, digital bugging equipment, as well as different explosive-device destroyers for anti-terrorist operations, RIA Novosti's source noted.

In his words, the potential of a super-light mobile and remote-controlled robot complex, which fits inside two cases, will be displayed abroad for the first time ever. This robot complex's audio and video systems are used to reconnoitre various facilities and territories, for locating and destroying homemade explosive devices, the Rosoboronexport spokesperson explained.

The Russian display features yet another innovation, i.e. technical systems for scanning mobile-phone numbers; these systems automatically intercept and register SMS messages and phone conversations.

Those visiting our display will admire firearms, special and hunting weapons being turned out by Russia's Izh-Mash concern, which ranks among the oldest national gun factories. Among other things, such weapons are used during combat operations, special operations and for maintaining law and order.

New modified versions of the world-famous Kalashnikov assault rifle, i.e. the AK-101, the AK-102, the AK-103 and the AK-104, two models of the Dragunov (SVD) sniper rifle, the Bison-2 submachine gun, as well as all kinds of hunting and sporting weapons, will also be displayed in Le Bourget.

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