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    Russian arms producers will display some of their latest models at an international defense exhibition to be held in the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Service for Military Cooperation said on Monday.

    MOSCOW, February 16 (RIA Novosti) - Russian arms producers will display some of their latest models at an international defense exhibition to be held in the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Service for Military Cooperation said on Monday.

    The Idex-2009 international defense exhibition and conference will take place in Abu Dhabi from February 22 through 26.

    The service did not specify the weaponry that would be on display, only mentioning the RPG-32 rocket propelled grenade launcher, developed jointly by Russia and Jordan.

    It said Russian military systems and technology would be exhibited over an area of 546 square meters, including 84 square meters to be used to showcase the latest developments in Russian ammunition.

    Russia is an Idex regular, traditionally displaying small arms and light weapons, and air force, naval, and air defense systems.

    According to Jane's Infantry Weapons, the Hashim RPG-32 is a two-piece modular unit comprising a re-usable firing/sighting unit, which is described as the launcher, and a disposable container with either an anti-tank or thermobaric round.

    The system's Russian developer said last year its performance would be significantly improved by 2010 to feature a higher kill probability - 80% at a range of 350-400 meters - without specifying its current effectiveness.

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