International military experts highly appreciate Armenian production displayed at IDEX-2019
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 22, ARMENPRESS. International military experts have highly appreciated the Armenian military production displayed at the IDEX-2019 International Defense Exhibition and Conference in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, Armenian defense ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan, who was in the Armenian delegation during the recent visit to the UAE, told ARMENPRESS.
“IDEX-2019 is a global exhibition that is being held in Adu Dhabi every two years demonstrating arms-ammunition, military industry and military production in general. It has two profile directions – land and sea. Armenia was not only participating in the event for the first time, but for the first time was presenting a certain military production at an international exhibition. I want to state that several international experts have already fixed and highly valued that Armenia presented such interesting new products”, Hovhannisyan said.
The defense ministry spokesperson informed that the new products of the Armenian military industry have been displayed.
“There were a number of new products especially in the field of radio electronics by Armenian military industry enterprises. The event has just ended, and we will have the opportunity to sum up who have shown an interest soon”, he said.
Artsrun Hovhannisyan added that by participating in such international platforms Armenia can establish serious ties which will be useful if not today, than in the future.
Nearly 95 countries are participating in the IDEX international exhibition.
Armenia has presented the following military products at the event:
-Electro-optic countermeasure system 3K01
-Sniper Rifle K-8
-Thermal imaging gunner sight for T72A tank
-Inductive mine detector RIA-1
-Bulletproof vest GS-47/0717
-Various types of reconnaissance UAVs, all in final stages of development, with proven technologies
-Military and tactical boots
-Pancratic sniper sight 3*9
-Microwave transistor amplifier for target detection HFAS-75G
The brilliant performance of the Armenian defense ministry’s Military Orchestra and the Guards of Honor has also been highly appreciated. “In recent years a good cooperation tradition has been formed between the Yerevan Drums musical group and the Guards of Honor of the Armenian Armed Forces during the events taking place in Armenia and abroad. This has already become a type of culture. These groups visited the UAE at the invitation of the hosting country, and I want to state that they have not returned yet because they are just kept there. They have been loved so much. Almost every day they continue performing for the guests and visitors. They already have invitations for participating in other events”, Hovhannisyan said.
Interview by Norayr Shoghikyan
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan