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Rosoboronexport Extends Range of Products

Issue: 11-2021Photo(s): By Rosoboronexport
(Left) Mi-171Sh attack-transport helicopter; (Right) Yak-130 advanced combat trainer

Rosoboronexport JSC (Rostec State Corporation subsidiary) has substantially enlarged the line of products for the international defence market. The military and dual-purpose hardware have been developed by the national leading companies such as the Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Concern, the Kronstadt Company, as well as Rostec’s Kalashnikov Concern, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), High Precision Weapons, Russian Helicopters among the many. The latest runway to meet the top samples of the Russian defence technology was the SITDEF-2021 at the capital of Peru, the city of Lima this October. The country is one of the long-time strategic partners of the Russian military-industrial complex to prove the mutually beneficial character of the Russian bilateral ties with any independent state.

“Rosoboronexport highly appreciates the level of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Peru. This country is our long-standing and reliable partner that successfully operates Russian aircraft and helicopters, armored vehicles and anti-tank systems,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport. “We are ready to further develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the interests of the Armed Forces of Peru, as well as other law enforcement agencies of the country, including the police and special operations forces. During the exhibition, we will also discuss with our partners, cooperation in training personnel to operate Russian weapons, as well as the issues of after-sales service of previously purchased equipment.”

During SITDEF-2021 about 300 pieces of military hardware were on display at the Rosoboronexport stand. The company showcased scale models of the Yak-130 combat trainer, Mi-28NE attack helicopter, Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft gun/missile system and the BTR-82A armored personnel carrier, which have high potential in any part of the world.

In addition, Rosoboronexport provided comprehensive information on the Russian weapons and military equipment. In particular, Su-35, Su-30SME, and MiG-35 fighter aircraft, Mi-35M, Mi-171Sh, Ansat helicopters, as well as advanced aerial weapons.

Visitors to the company’s stand saw a wide range of air defence and electronic warfare systems of various ranges, including the S-400 Triumph and Antey-4000 air defence missile systems, Viking, Buk-M2, Tor-M2KM SAM systems, as well as Igla-S and Verba MANPADS.

The Tigr and Typhoon-K armored vehicles, Khrizantema-S, Kornet-E and Kornet-EM ATGM systems, BTR-80A and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, which have proven their reliability and effectiveness during real combat operations, as well as new K-16 and K-17 wheeled fighting vehicles, based on the Boomerang common combat platform, were of interest to representatives of the ground forces and special operations forces of the countries in the region.

The Orlan-10E unmanned aircraft system from the Special Technology Center attracted special attention from potential customers. Russia-made UAVs has become extremely popular among the Russia’s partners in the global arms market.

Apart from the ready-made materials, Rosoboronexport is keen to promote modern training sets and systems from leading Russian manufacturers as well as various offset programs and industrial partnerships with defence enterprises from various nations. The «Make-in-India» program is among the Rosoboronexport top priorities.