In August 2018 the Ministry of Defence of the Russian
Federation holds yet another International
Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2018”. Every year this vast
event confirms its status of one of the largest global
expositions of weapons and military equipment.
Here all necessary conditions for manufacturers and
customers are created to ensure constructive dialogue, best
practices exchange, and effective interaction between the
Russian and foreign experts in the military and technical
The number of enterprises and organizations representing
their military equipment and doublepurpose production on
“ARMY2018” forum is consistently growing. Number of
demonstrated items increases as well.
This year we expect even more impressive composition of
guests and exhibitors. We hope to see more innovations and
technologies with a goal to establish complete lifecycle
management of military purpose production, from
determination of demand to disposal.
According to tradition, comprehensive and spectacular
thematic event will be organized in the context of
scientific and demonstration programs, as well as static
In parallel with the “ARMY2018” forum, Patriot Congress and
Exhibition Center will host the first International forum
“National Security Week”. The goal of the forum is to
improve productivity of activities carried out by federal
executive agencies with the aim to develop domestic security
Forums “ARMY2018” and “National Security Week” will ensure
more efficient implementation of public policy in the sphere
of innovations research, development and technology, focused
on the state defence and security.
I believe that these venues will allow implementation of the
unique format of searching new approaches to development of
the Armed Forces and the Defence Industry, promotion of
regional and international security, enhancement of military
and technical cooperation.
I wish rewarding work to the exhibitors and memorable
experience to the guests of the forums!
Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the
Army Sergei Shoigu