The Third International Exhibition of
Military Land Equipment, Technologies, Armament and Conversion Products
-VTTV-Omsk'99 with live demonstration at the special polygon took place in
the period of June 8-12, 1999 in the City of Omsk, Russia.
The exhibition was held in accordance with the Decree of the
Russian Government and was organized by the Omsk Oblast Administration and the
Intersib International Exhibition Centre with support of several Russian
ministries, the Russian Defence Ministry, the Rosvoorouzhenie State Company,
the Siberian Agreement Interregional Association. 188 enterprises and companies
from 56 cities and regions of Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus
participated in the exhibition.
The exposition included 8 564 products as samples, mock-ups,
boards, video materials, ad brochures, including 629 - military products
plus 7965 - conversion products, dual-use products and civil products.
The total exhibition area was 15 400 sq.meters, including 7 000
sq.meters of covered area.
On the specially equipped polygon maneuvering and firing
capabilities were demonstrated by 35 kinds of weaponry and vehicles.
For the third time the International
Exhibition of Military Land Equipment, Technologies, Armament and Conversion
Products -VTTV-Omsk'99 took place at production areas of the Polyot
Aerospace Company in the City of Omsk, Russia. The majority of Russian and
foreign guests of the event admitted that the exhibition had successfully
integrated itself in the international calendar of military shows and became
the second important exhibition after the Moscow Aerospace Salon (MAKS).
Thanking to the VTTV-Omsk, experts of leading companies of many continents
found out about huge potential of the military-industrial complex, many
enterprises met new contacts and new opportunities to enter the world markets,
to expand cooperation ties.
The evidence of growing authority of the show is the increase of
number of participants by 40% in comparison with the VTTV-Omsk-97 and
expansion of geography of exponents and visitors.
188 enterprises of the military-industrial complex participated
in the show and 60% of them participated in the event for the second or third
time. Among them are: Transmash GUP
Stankostroilteny Zavod (Barnaul), Rubtsovky
Mashinostroitelny Zavod (Rubtsovsk), Rusich
AO (Kurgan), Institute of
Applied Physics (Novosibirsk), Izhmash
Company, Ukroboronservice GP
Uralvagonzavod (Nizhny Tagil),
The products displayed prove the ability of the defense sector of
industry to promote competitive products to world market - beginning from
means of personal safety to most advanced armored vehicles. Among the
displayed samples were missile and artillery armament, armored vehicles,
military vehicles, engineering armament, aerospace products, means of
radiation, chemical and biological safety, means of communication and
automation, small firearms, ammunition, simulators, means of logistics,
modernized samples of armament and military equipment, etc. GAZ AO demonstrated
twenty automobiles and armored vehicles: GAZ 3937 Vodnik family, GAZ Rostok,
GAZ 33021 Ratnik, BTR-80A Buinost Armored Personnel Carrier, BTR-90 Armored
Personnel Carrier and others. KBTM (Omsk) presented
the fighting vehicle of TOS-1 heavy flame thrower and BREM-80. On the stand of
the Transmash GUP you could see the
T-80U, T-80UK tanks and their modifications. The Murommashzavod
presented the TTV-219RK tank driver simulator. The Kurganmashzavod
- BMP-3 and BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, BREM-L Vehicle. On the booth
of the Kazansky
Optiko-Mekhanichesky Zavod the Metis-3 thermal vision device allowing to
shoot in complete darkness attracted attention of the visitors. The Molot
Zavod (Vyatskieye Polyany) presented samples of small firearms for
military and civil people. The item that attracted interest was anti-tank
cartridge capable to destroy the target at an angle of 90 degrees during
frontal attack. You could also see civil weapons: pump guns and carbines made
on the base of Kalashnikov Sub-machine Gun.