A military-scientific conference was held on June 6 and 7 at the Smolensk Military Academy of the military air defense of the Russian Armed Forces, named after A.M. Vasilevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union.

The conference is devoted to the air defense forces development theory and practice issues within modern conditions.

The event goal is to identify directions for further theory and practice of combat use development and improvement of formations and units of the Air Defense Forces of the Ground Forces, as well as to strengthen administrative and scientific relations with research institutions and universities of the Russian Defense Ministry, organizations and companies, engaged in weapons and military equipment production.

Over two hundred experts in the air defense and innovative technologies field gathered in Smolensk Military Academy. The participants list includes officers of the Main Command of the Ground Forces, representatives of the Ministry of Defense, research institutes and universities of the Ministry of Defense, defense industry enterprises’ employees as well. Besides Lieutenant-General Sergey Istrakov, Chief of the Ground Forces Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Major-General Alexander Leonov, Chief of the Air Defense Forces of the Ground Forces, Deputy Governor of the Smolensk Region Igor Skobelev, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee Franz Klintsevich visited the current comference.

The Russian Federation military-industrial complex representatives demonstrated the products samples, being manufactured. JSC «Safonovsky Plant «Gidrometpribor» took part in the dual-use products exhibition.