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16 warships arrived in St. Petersburg for maritime defense show

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16 warships of the Russian Navy headed by the frigate ‘Admiral Makarov’ arrived at the berths of the Maritime Station and the adjacent water area in order to participate in the ‘International Maritime Defence Show’ (IMDS-2017), says press center of RF Defence Ministry.

Among them there are Project 21631 small missile ship ‘Serpukhov’, Project 20380 corvette ‘Stoyky’, Project 12700 mine defence ship ‘Aleksandr Obukhov’, Project 21980 counter-sabotage boat ‘Nakhimovets’, Project 19920 major hydrographic boat BGK-2149, Project 03160 patrol boat ‘Raptor’, Project 23370 multifunctional modular boat.

In total, the IMDS-2017 programme’s demonstration section contained about 50 ships, boats and vessels from the Navy, the RFS Border Guard Service and enterprises participating in the Sow.

The Eighth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017) will be held from 28 June to 2 July 2017 in St. Petersburg (Exhibition Complex ‘Lenexpo’ – Berthing Complex ‘Maritime Station’) on the basis of the Russian Federation Government’s Order of 19 June 2015 № 1140-r.

The High Command of the Russian Navy, structural subunits of the Navy deployed in St. Petersburg, Baltic Fleet, MESC of the Navy are active participants in the International Maritime Defence Show ‘IMDS-2017’.

The themes of the Show include: shipbuilding, weapons and armaments, systems of combat control, navigation, signal communications and daily control, ship power plants, naval aviation, infrastructure of stationing and fleet support, new materials and advanced technologies.

Within the framework of the Show’s programme, it is planned to visit the said ships by representatives of the media with comments by the Navy’s representatives on the main parameters and purposes of the ships.

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