Russia to produce French new generation thermal imagers
During Eurosatory, Rosoboronexport and French Thales Optronics concluded a licence agreement for the manufacture of Catherine XP new generation thermal imagers at the Vologda opticalmechanical plant. The two companies also signed a contract for repairs in Russia of thermal imagers made by Thales Optronics.
The contractual documents were signed on the French side by Serge Adrian, President of Thales Optronics and on the Russian side by Igor Sevastyanov, Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport. The signing ceremony was attended by Dmitri Rogozin, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation and Dmitri Shugayev, Deputy Director General of the Russian Technologies State Corporation.
Russia brought to Eurosatory the modernised T-90s MBT, BMPT tank support combat vehicle, Kornet-EM anti-tank missile system based on the Tigr armoured car, and Ural 6X6 hardened truck.
“We have been participating in the Eurosatory exhibitions since 1996, but this year’s show has been special. Russia has never brought such a number of full-scale new items. They are from the latest developments that clearly demonstrate a huge potential of the Russian defence industry,” said Igor Sevastyanov.