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    RUSSIA DISPLAYS ITS UP-TO-DATE NAVAL SYSTEMS, AVIATION AND SMALL ARMS AT INDIAN EXHIBITION

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    MOSCOW, February 4, 2004. (RIA Novosti) -- At the 3rd International Land and Naval Systems Exhibition Defexpo India-2004, which opened on Wednesday, February 4th, in New Delhi, the Russian federal state unitary enterprise, Rosoboronexport, displays a broad range of landing ships and air-cushion storm-boats, including the Zubr landing ship and the Murena storm-boat of new projects.

    A spokesman for the Rosoboronexport press service told RIA Novosti that "the Murena storm-boat is seaworthy and also superior to many Western analogues in fighting efficiency, reliability and simplicity in maintenance." "The attention of the exhibition visitors will undoubtedly be attracted by the Svetlyak seaward patrol craft whose high speed and armaments make it indispensable in defending the coastal areas of India and other countries in the region," the Rosoboronexport spokesman believes.

    Helicopters in an export variant occupy a considerable place at the Russian exposition: Kamov and Mil helicopters, the Ka-60 multipurpose helicopter, two-seat modifications of the combat Ka-50 and Ka-52 helicopters, the Ka-28 ship-based anti-submarine helicopter, the Mi-17-1B landing-transport helicopter, the Mi-35 transport combat helicopter, the Mi-8AMTSh military transport helicopter, and the Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter.

    The visitors to the Defexpo Inidia-2004 exhibition will also have a chance to see the Russian small arms, which are very popular all over the world: the modernised AK-101 Kalashnikov assault-rifle and the AK-102 of the 5.56 mm. gauge, the AK-103 and the AK-104 of the 7.62 mm. gauge.

    Apart from all this, Russia displays the 9-mm. Bizon-2 sub-machinegun, the 7-62 mm. Draganon sniper rifle, night and day optical sights to small arms, manual and anti-tank grenade launchers, including the models to fight against all kinds of tanks, the modernised RPG-7V1 with a new sight to fulfil a whole complex of combat tasks, as well as rounds, grenades and cartridges of different kinds and damage action.

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