Technodinamika, Rosoboronexport to promote parachutes in external markets
Technodinamika JSC and Rosoboronexport JSC, both are subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation, signed programs to jointly promote airdrop equipment and research and development activities in external markets. The signing ceremony at MAKS Airshow was attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov.
"Technodinamika is Russia’s flagship developer and manufacturer of various parachute systems. The holding company carries out the full cycle of development, from research to manufacturing, testing and modification. Today, the Russian Army is 97% equipped with Technodinamika-produced parachutes, they are used in the armed forces and special forces units of the CIS countries, the Middle East and Rosoboronexport's key partners on the African continent. The joint promotion program will enable us to strengthen Russia's positions in this segment in the markets of 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the CIS," said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport, who supervises the Yaroslavl and Saratov regional branches of the Russian Engineering Union.
The joint action program, signed during a solemn ceremony at Technodinamika’s pavilion, implies that the holding's airdrop equipment, designed to equip special forces units of various law enforcement agencies, rescue parachute systems required for emergency abandonment of military aircraft and helicopters, as well as braking landing systems used to shorten the landing distance or rejected take-off distance of combat (combat training) aircraft, will be promoted in external markets.
In addition, Technodinamika and Rosoboronexport will promote training facilities, parachutist training centers and special simulators intended for classroom training and practical exercises of parachutists and paratroopers, including emergency drills. Such facilities can be made for any type of parachute, with their help it is possible to practice group jumps using controlled parachute systems, emergency situations, including failures, under any weather conditions.
"Technodinamika’s parachute systems meet international standards and surpass foreign counterparts in many respects. A number of the holding's competencies and capabilities are unique. So, Technodinamika is the sole holder of the authentic documentation for brake parachutes used on all Russian- and Soviet-made aircraft, which means that only our systems are licensed. I am sure that with the support of Rosoboronexport, we’ll be able to strengthen our positions on the international market," commented Igor Nasenkov, Director General of Technodinamika Holding, who supervises the Ulyanovsk and Penza regional branches of the Russian Engineering Union, a member of the bureau of the League for Assistance to Defense Enterprises.
Another document signed by Technodinamika and Rosoboronexport at MAKS-2021 is a program for promoting research and development activities carried out by the holding's enterprises for foreign customers.
"Industrial partnership is a leading trend in the global arms market. A number of Rosoboronexport’s strategic customers see further development of our cooperation precisely in building up the high-tech component, and we are ready to cooperate on the topic. The company carries out hundreds of technology transfer projects and has vast experience in implementing such contracts in various forms. These are licensed production of Russian products abroad, assistance in the construction of special facilities in foreign countries and joint development of prototypes with foreign customers," Alexander Mikheev added.