Over 60 Russian defense firms take part in Farnborough air show

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More than 60 Russian defense-industry companies are taking part in the Farnborough air show that opened on Monday, southwest of the British capital.

The Farnborough International Airshow 2008 will be the biggest event ever in its 60-year history in terms of exhibition space and exhibitor numbers, the organizers said on its website. The total number of exhibitors is over 1,500, a 5% increase on last year; 39 countries will be represented, with 29 international and regional pavilions, while there are likely to be 140,000 business visitors attending the show on July 14-18.

Russia has been showcasing its civilian products at the show since 1984 and its military aircraft since 1988. Sergei Chemezov, head of Russian Technologies Corporation will address a press conference on Tuesday. (rian.ru)

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