KUBINKA (Sputnik) — The Army-2016 forum, which kicked off on Tuesday and finished earlier on Sunday, was held in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow and in a number of locations in Russia's military districts. The event brought together hundreds of representatives from the Russian defense industry, research institutes, universities, as well as foreign companies and delegates.
"The Second International Military-Technical Forum Army 2016 is completed. Its results clearly indicate that it has turned from a debutante in congress and exhibition activities into one of the world's leading exhibition of arms and military equipment. It has become an effective form of synergies between the authorities and the representatives of the business community, an effective integration mechanism in the production of the latest scientific developments. I believe that the main goal of the forum has been reached, " the Russian minister said while closing the forum.
"We are grateful to the representatives of foreign countries who did not simply come here, but did come here in this complex, difficult international environment and are ready to cooperate with Russia," Shoigu said.
Participants from over 80 countries have arrived in Russia to participate in the forum, many of which expressed interest in Russian military equipment and arms.