The efficiency of the military-industrial complex is the principal resource for the growth of the entire economy, the President stressed addressing the Forum. The defence industry should set the bar for many technological and production parameters and remain the driving force for the development of innovative technology, including dual-purpose and civilian technology, primarily in such industries as energy, engineering, communications and other.
The President stressed that Russian arms and military equipment remain in great demand on the global arms market and the arms order portfolio has been filled for years to come. Russian companies can offer the entire range of services – from supplying arms and equipment to post-warranty maintenance, servicing and personnel training, Vladimir Putin noted. Russia is open for joint work and the launch of promising innovative projects.
The President also expressed confidence that the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre where the Forum is taking place will become a platform for demonstration of the latest arms and equipment. On display today there is a variety of military products, including small arms and armoured tanks, combat robots and control systems.
The President toured the exposition. From an observation platform, he saw the latest samples of military equipment and arms on display outdoors, and then visited a number of pavilions that display, among other things, military uniform, high technology products and army information systems.
Vladimir Putin also saw the expositions presented by scientific military detachments and had a videoconference with students of universities training military experts.