VOLAT at MILEX-2019

20.05.2019

On May 15-18, 2019 the 9th International Exhibition of Weapons and Military Equipment took place in cultural and sport complex “Minsk-Arena”.

Representatives from 35 countries participated in the largest military forum of the East European region, about 170 national and foreign trading companies, scientific institutions presented their innovations. The largest demonstrations were expended by Belarus (about 100 exhibitors), Russia (more than 40 enterprises), Kazakhstan (7 defense companies) and China (3 companies). For the Azerbaijanian Ministry of Defense and enterprises from Serbia and Republic of South Africa participation in this exhibition was for the first time. The Collective Security Treaty Organization was presented at its own separate stand.

Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant demonstrated to visitors the Tank Transporter Combination consisting of MZKT-741351 truck tractor, MZKT-999421 semi-trailer and MZKT-837211 trailer for heavy tracked and wheeled machinery transportation; tactical truck MZKT-500200-010 with modernized cabin exterior; light-armored vehicle MZKT-490100-117 with functional weapon station. The VOLAT trucks participated in open ceremony as a part of military equipment of other producers such as KB Radar, AGAT-control systems, CNIP etc. The Experimental Design Bureau of TSP enterprise presented new chassis MZKT-692250 (8х8 wheel formula) designed for assembling and transportation Bouck-MBZK surface-to-air missile system.

In the open air exhibition guests were welcomed by representatives of the VOLAT historical club in traditional medieval clothes, viewers could see the warrior tilting reconstruction and taste the real mead. Everyone received not only bright impressions but also small souvenirs. Memorable coins with the VOLAT logo and exhibition title were embossed at the local mint.

The VOLAT stand was attended by multiple foreign delegations and Belarussian highly ranked persons: Roman Golovchenko, Chairman of the State Authority for Military Industry; Stanislav Zas, State Secretary of Security Council; Sergey Rumas, Prime Minister; Vitaly Vovk, VOLAT ex-CEO and President Adviser. During the visit of the above important persons both the current projects and possibilities of future cooperation were discussed.

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