Russia's state arms exporter -Rosoboronexport ,showcased new state of art weaponry and equipment intended to combat terrorism on July 27th 2005
The exhibition was named "Anti-Terror Weapons,"
The show presented a selection of weapons and military equipment, many of which have no analogues in the world. Russia has won foreign markets in over
Here are some of the main products :
Anti terror Robot
: It has not been named yet
This unique Robot can detect bombs in a street, in a building, at the bottom of a car or inside its saloon, in a truck.
The robot can neutralize a bomb too, if necessary.
The invention is outfitted with a remote control system, which allows to manipulate the machine at the distance of 600 meters.
The robot weighs only 40 kilos and can be packed in two suitcases.
Weapons that can neutralize but not kill Terrorists
Russian defense specialists designed grenade-launchers, which can target terrorists' respiratory apparatus, blind and deafen them or disable
with rubber grape-shots.
The "Redut" flak jacket
This is already in use in the Russian anti-terrorist groups for their daily activities
The "Redut" flak jacket guarantees protection against bullets, including TT steel-headed bullets. If battling conditions are much more serious, the
"Redut" flak jacket can be transformed into an enhanced version, which saves military men from automatic fire of the M-16A1 gun. "Armor" suit
designed for explosion specialists secures a person against an explosion of some 1.5 kilos of TNT, even if a bomb blasts only one meter afar.
The display included the
APS assault rifle, which shoots 120-mm-long needle-like arrows; the silent VSS sniper rifle, with 9 mm bullets;
the VSK-94 sniper rifle, which can pierce 8 mm-thick sheet steel at a distance of 100 metres; the world's lightest compact assault rifle,
the Vikhr, which fires powerful 9 mm bullets;
and a special silent AS submachine gun that can pierce any bullet-proof vest.
the Under Water machine gun
A machine gun for underwater battles enjoyed special attention at the show. The gun, which has no analogues in armed forces of foreign states, can
destroy targets at the range of about 30 meters.
"This is ... unique equipment that we will sell to 50 countries in the world," Rosoboronexport deputy general director Anatoly Isaikin said at a
presentation at the Interior Ministry research center.
apart from these various weapons were displayed that can be used by civilians to protect themselves from terrorists
the exhibition was conducted by Rosoboronexport
The agency hopes the new gadgets, including an underwater assault rifle, will help increase the company's sales in that segment. Sales of anti-terror
equipment make up just 1 percent of the company's annual turnover of $5 billion.
Rosoboronexport mainly sells its anti-terror weapons to countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Arab world.
It does not sell its high-tech gadgets to Europe or the United States, as NATO standards differ from those in Russia, Isaikin said.
Rosoboronexport is, however, in regular contact with security services of Western countries, Isaikin said.
"We have been developing special equipment for quite a while based on our experience in Chechnya and terrorist acts elsewhere in Russia and have much
to share," he said.
main source of Info:
www.vesti.ru (only in Russian)
www.trud.ru ( only in Russian )
some English sources :
[edit on 29-8-2005 by prelude]