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15 May 2019, 12:30

Over 70 armies use Belarusian defense products

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – Over 70 countries use Belarusian defense products. The statement was made by Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus Roman Golovchenko during the opening ceremony of the international defense technology expo MILEX 2019 in the historical and cultural complex Stalin Line on 15 May, BelTA has learned.

The official said: “At present armies of over 70 countries use cutting-edge military products made in Belarus.”

The official attributed the success of the Belarusian defense industry to the close attention the head of state pays to it. “We can now make the defense products we couldn't even dream of five to seven years ago,” Roman Golovchenko said. “The strategic decisions made by the head of state in the defense industry and the manufacturing sector have determined prospects of creating and improving Belarusian weapons and military hardware.”

MILEX 2019 is scheduled for 15-18 May. Visitors to the Stalin Line complex can get familiar with weapons and military hardware dating back to WW2 and post-war years.

Modern products are showcased in the sport complex Minsk Arena and the surrounding outdoor area. Over 160 manufacturers and exporters of defense products from Belarus, Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Russia, Serbia, and South Africa will put their products on display as part of the expo. The largest expositions will be deployed by Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China.

The eighth international scientific conference on military technology problems, defense and security matters as well as dual-use technologies will be held within the framework of MILEX 2019. MILEX is one of the most promising and significant expos in Belarus. In terms of its scope, the composition and the level of participants, the availability of exhibition infrastructure it is believed to be one of the largest expos in Eastern Europe. Since 2001 this large-scale defense technology expo has being attracting the attention of leading Belarusian and foreign manufacturers of military products. The organizers are the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus, the Belarusian Defense Ministry, and the national expo center BelExpo.

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