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KUBINKA /Moscow region/, August 27. /TASS/. About 700 thousand people visited the grounds of the international military-technical forum “Army-2017” during the operation, told reporters on Sunday at the press center of the forum.

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“In the suburbs ended the work of the III international military-technical forum “Army-2017”. Since the beginning of the forum the total number of its participants and guests amounted to about 700 thousand people, the areas located in the Park “Patriot”, was visited by nearly 563 thousand people, clusters of military districts and the Northern fleet is still more than 135 thousand people”, – said the representative of the press center. According to him, the total number of participants of the business program – round tables, conferences and briefings – more than 8.6 million people, including more than 2 thousand specialists of higher qualification .

“The use of videoconferencing has allowed to expand geography of participants of the forum. A direct link was organized on 12 round tables with subscribers from Kaliningrad to Khabarovsk, and also the first with a base Hamim in Syria,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

He recalled that one of the key events of “Army-2017” was the signing of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation of 23 state contracts and three additional agreements with 17 enterprises of the military-industrial complex totaling more than 170 billion rubles. In the exhibition halls of the forum more than 1.2 thousand enterprises and organizations submitted more than 18 thousand developments and technologies in the field of defense and security, including 78 foreign defense enterprises from Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Pakistan, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, France, Estonia, Czech Republic, South Africa and Korea. National expositions of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Pakistan, Slovakia and South Africa.

In total, the exhibition was attended by representatives from 114 foreign countries, 65 official military delegations, of which 20 were led by the heads of defense agencies. The dynamic impressions of the capabilities of modern armored vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aircraft, communications and intelligence equipment, missile and artillery weapons, equipment engineers and NBC passed on the grounds of the Western, southern, Central, Eastern military districts and the Northern fleet.

Demonstration performances were made by the aviation aerobatic team of Air and space forces “Strizhi”, “Russian knights”, “Falcons of Russia”, “Berkut” and units of the airborne troops. For the first time in the demonstrations participated aerobatic team of the Turkish Republic “Turkish stars”.

In the Park “Patriot” and at the airfield Kubinka forum was covered by more than 2.1 thousand mass media representatives, including more than 400 foreign media representatives. At the forum in the military districts and the Northern fleet worked more than 300 journalists.