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
- 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
- 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:
- From Russia Today: Maritime exhibition opens in St. Petersburg
- From Daily Motion: Maritime show opens in St. Petersburg
For more details on IMDS 2009, log on to Naval Show.
Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:
Update: June 30
View a video clip from Reuters Video: Russia shows off navy prowess
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