In October 2009, NTIMT 70 years old, and in summer – 10th anniversary of the arms fairs.
"I well remember one snowy day in November 1998 when a group of journalists for the first time came to the private media polygon and, standing on the podium, where there was no more benches, listening to the governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Eduard Rossel, the fact that it is here, in Nizhny Tagil, it is necessary to hold an exhibition of products of our defense businesses. First Session of the Committee at the Ice Sports Palace, which is being remodeled, the first Saturdays at the landfill. When in the middle of May 99th, I was here again, frankly confess that I doubted the capabilities of those who work here: the mountain range of the earth, under the wheels of trucks – dirt, Tribune is not ready. One of the representatives of the city administration said bluntly: the exhibition will not have time to prepare a demonstration area.
In time. Worked even on the last night before the opening of the exhibition. So that the audience and guests of foreign countries have seen the full demo: Running technique, just shot, to overcome obstacles, suggesting that the Russian "defense industry" alive and our people have something to show, there is something to be proud.
But after four months of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the establishment on the basis of Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing exhibition center of weapons and military equipment. In July of the following year, when he was already the president of the Russian Federation, visited the Nizhny Tagil and was pleased with what he saw at the site…"
After 10 years, the exhibition center was held on 17 international and regional exhibitions were attended by 24,000 companies, which have submitted more than 28 thousand exhibits of military products, rescue, transport and engineering products. Today Exhibition The complex consists of three spacious halls with a total area of 12.5 thousand square meters, a special demo tracks, including the obstacles for runs of military equipment, vehicles, vododrom, comfortable platform from which you can see exhibits of natural engineering, land vehicles, and more recently and aviation, which in addition to demonstration flights demonstrates bombing and defeat air ground targets.
Foreigners are attracted to exhibitions Tagil opportunity to see our equipment is not on the plates, and in practical action – shooting, in demonstration runs in overcoming obstacles. Military diplomats, consuls and attaches countries near and far abroad readily acquainted with Russian weapons, conclude agreements and contracts on its deliveries to their home countries. By the way, our exhibitions attended by representatives of 55 foreign countries and more than half a million Russians in most regions of the Russian Federation.
References: .Gazeta "Taghilsky working" from 25.03.2009.