The summer exhibition period 2021 has demonstrated strong demand for Russian weapons and military equipment. At the ARMY-2021 Military-Technical Forum, MAKS-2021 Aerospace Salon and IMDS-2021 Maritime Defence Show, Rosoboronexport (Rostec State Corporation subsidiary) held negotiations with foreign partners and signed over 30 contract documents worth over 3 billion euros.
Rosoboronexport has leveraged the full potential of Russian summer defence exhibitions, thereby replenishing its order portfolio and increasing the workload of the domestic defence enterprises.The export plan now includes Su-30-type aircraft, Mi-35M/P, Mi-171Sh and Mi-17V-5 helicopters, aircraft weapons, Pantsir-S1/S1M self-propelled anti-aircraft gun/missile (SPAAGM) system, Verba MANPADS, Protivnik-GE radar, Krasukha electronic warfare system, Repellent-Patrol mobile anti-drone EW system, Kornet-EM ATGM system, remote controlled weapon stations, weapons for surface combatants and submarines, small arms, ammunition. An agreement was reached on integrating Russia’s Palma shipborne gun/missile close-in weapon system (CIWS) into a ship’s foreign-made weapons system.
Russia’s constant success in military-technical cooperation proves the domestic industry’s capability to develop new and unique, products and solutions, of a strong demand in the market. At the same time, an updated modernisation of the manufacturing plants and design bureaus’ premiseswith timely retrofitting and upgrading at the expense of funds received from the implementation of state defence orders and export contracts, launches the processes of positive transformation of infrastructure in regions, from household facilities to science schools, technology parks and experimental laboratories accessible to youth.
Among the latest Russian products being presented at the domestic exhibitions this summer, foreign partners paid special attention to the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter, Orion-E reconnaissance/strike UAV, Antey-4000 battlefield air defence missile system, Pantsir-S1M SPAAGM system, T-14 Armata tank, combat vehicles based on the Boomerang platform, the BMP-3 with the Berezhok combat module among the many. More than 80 per cent of Rosoboronexport’s annual deliveries belong tothe products of the Russian Engineering Union (REU) enterprises which are also Rostec’s Corporate subsidiaries, namely United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters and High-Precision Weapons Holding as well as other national leading companies.
The enterprises being associated within the REU have become a strong growth driver of the Russian economy, which greatly contributes to the development of military-technical cooperation as the high-tech products have been heavily exploited by partners from over 100 countries all over the world in the most challenging climatic and combat conditions.
Today, Rosoboronexport’s portfolio of orders exceeds $52 billion.