Weekend View: International Maritime Defence Show 2009

by OldSailor on June 28, 2009


IMDS_2009_2 The fourth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2009) is going on at St.Petersburg. IMDS started on June 24 and is expected to finish on June 28. Some interesting features of IMDS 2009 are:

  • Biennial show hosted by Russia from 2003.
  • The show at Lenexpo exhibition center in St. Petersburg includes exhibition, demonstration, business and congress events, VIP-negotiations and visits to shipbuilding enterprises.
  • 350 Russian and foreign companies and delegations from 47 countries are participating in the show.
  • Impact of recession: nearly 20% of the last IMDS participants refused taking part this year due to the financial problems and 65 % of the participants decided to decrease the exposition areas.

  • Some exhibits profile are:
    • Naval & Commercial Shipbuilding
    • Weapons, Armaments, Integrated Complexes & Fire Control Systems
    • Combat Control Systems, Communications, Radio-Electronics, Radars & Sonars
    • Marine Power Plants, Hull Systems, Gears & Auxiliary Machinery
    • Naval Aviation (Deck & Shore-Based)
    • Navigation, Hydrographical & Hydro-Meteorological Services & Hardware IMDS_2009_1
    • Navy coastal forces arming
    • High-speed and small-size vessels, boats, yachts for supporting and commercial purposes
    • Logistics infrastructure
    • Harbour and hydraulic engineering
    • Navigation security
    • Search & Rescue equipment
    • Personnel Training
    • Industrial equipment in shipbuilding and associated industries
    • New Materials & Technologies
  • Countries participating/exhibiting their products are here.
  • India is represented by
    • BrahMos Aerospace
    • Force
    • Goa Shipyard Limited
    • JV Rosoboronservice (India)
  • Four international scientific and practical conferences were also part of the show.

View some video clips on IMDS 2009:

View IMDS 2009 photographs from RIA Novosti and read more from Russia Today.

For more details on IMDS 2009, log on to Naval Show.

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

Weekend Tips: How to Convert a Ship Photograph into a Sketch

Update: June 30

View a video clip from Reuters Video: Russia shows off navy prowess

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