The Army-2023 Forum showed the improvement of the Russian defense industry against the background of its

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The experience of the special operation made it possible to perfect existing models of weapons and create new ones that will be in demand on the global market. This was reported by Izvestia correspondent Anton Zolotnitsky on August 20.

It is noted that thousands of specialists from 76 countries attended the international military-technical forum "Army-2023". Within the framework of the forum, almost 30 thousand samples of Russian weapons were presented.

As the correspondent pointed out, the self-propelled artillery installation (ACS) "Malva", thanks to the wheeled chassis, can instantly escape from enemy fire and quickly transfer equipment. On the way, the gun develops a speed of up to 80 km/h. For the first time in the Russian army, such a howitzer was placed on a wheeled chassis.

Also, a new Kalashnikov assault rifle was presented as part of the "Army-2023". The export version of the AK-19 has a shortened barrel, a silencer and, most importantly, a NATO caliber of 5.56 by 45. Also, for the first time, an anti-aircraft artillery complex based on the BTR-82 was shown. This machine is capable of instantly detecting and destroying small aerial targets, in particular unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Burundi's Defense Minister Alain Triber Mutabazi stressed that the delegation was very impressed by the drones and the exhibition as a whole. In this regard, he expressed a desire to cooperate more closely with Russia and purchase new equipment.

According to the correspondent, during the special operation, the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) was rebuilt, military factories are working around the clock. Engineers are upgrading samples.

As a result, the tanks received a new infrared camouflage, factory "birdhouses" against drones and electronic warfare antennas.

"We install domes on the tank, each dome at a certain frequency. It provides protection against FPV drone raids," said Denis Oslomenko, General Director of the PPSH Laboratory.

In addition, the correspondent reported that the forum presents a collection of captured weapons obtained during the special operation. In particular, on the "Army-2023" you can see HMMWV (Humvee), Javelin, M-777 howitzer, French wheeled tank AMX, American armored personnel carrier M-113 in the export version and the Australian armored car Bushmaster.

In connection with the image losses of the West against the background of the seizure of equipment delivered to Ukraine,

The collective West is destroying the architecture of world security at the cost of its own Western military-industrial complex risks losing part of the new contracts that will be transferred to Russia. At the Army-2023 forum, the amount of export agreements exceeded 56 billion rubles.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the international military-technical forum "Army-2023" ended in the Moscow region, in seven days it was visited by 1 million 93 thousand 285 people.

On August 16, it was reported that the number of companies presenting UAVs, small-sized electronic warfare equipment and other anti-drone equipment at the Army-2023 forum increased several times compared to previous similar exhibitions.

The International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2023" was held from August 14 to 20 on the territory of the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center, at the Alabino training ground and Kubinka airfield.

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