ShieldAfrica 2017: Rosoboronexport's portfolio promoted for the first time in West Africa

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Defence & Security International Exhibition
24 - 26 January 2017
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Rosoboronexport at ShieldAfrica 2017
ShieldAfrica 2017: Rosoboronexport's portfolio promoted for the first time in West Africa
JSC Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, for the first time participates at the ShieldAfrica 2017 International Security and Defense Exhibition, which is being held at the Police Academy of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 24 to 26 January 2017.
ShieldAfrica Abidjan Defense Security Exhibition 2017 19Rosoboronexport's booth at ShieldAfrica 2017
The official Russian delegation at ShieldAfrica is led by Vladimir Artemyev, Chief of the Department on Defense Enterprises and Progress Monitoring of Promising Projects at FSMTC of Russia. Rosoboronexport’s delegation is headed by Vadim Startsev, Deputy Head of Marketing Department.

In recent years, the African arms market has been showing a steady upward trend. This is due to the need to combat the terrorist, as well as the increasing participation of African countries in regional and international peacekeeping missions. Rosoboronexport keeps abreast and is ready to offer its partners in the continent the necessary weapons, military equipment for all branches of the armed forces and special units,” said Vadim Startsev.

At ShieldAfrica, Rosoboronexport presents a total of about 250 pieces of Russian-made military hardware. The company expects heightened interest among foreign delegation representatives in the Mi-35M attack and transport helicopter, the Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopter, BTR-80A PAC, VPK-233136 Tigr special armored wheeled vehicle, as well as Project 12150 Mangust fast patrol boat and Project 14310 Mirazh patrol boat.

In Abidjan, Rosoboronexport is also promoting a new ambitious project dubbed Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement, designed to identify the sources of terrorist threats and illegal activities, conduct anti-terrorist operations, provide law enforcement, and protect critical facilities and coastal zone.