Rosoboronexport signs contracts worth over €1 billion at MAKS

By Editor 23-Jul-2021

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has leveraged the full marketing potential of the MAKS-2021 International Air Show.

"Rosoboronexport has leveraged the full potential of MAKS-2021 by signing 13 export contracts worth over €1 billion for the supply of Russian military products on the sidelines of the air show,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport. “Following the results of MAKS-2021, the Su-30SME fighters, Mi-35M and Mi-17V-5 helicopters, the Protivnik-GE radar, Verba MANPADS, as well as advanced air weapons, a number of armored and automotive vehicles have been added to the company's order book and Russian defense manufacturers’ production plans.”

In Zhukovsky, Rosoboronexport held presentations of the major promoted aircraft, helicopters, air defense and electronic warfare systems for more than 30 delegations from 20 countries. During the negotiations at MAKS-2021, the company's foreign partners expressed interest in acquiring MiG-35D and Su-30SME fighters, IL-76MD-90A(E) military transport aircraft, IL-78MK-90A tanker aircraft, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 attack helicopters, Mi-171Sh military transport and Ka-226T multi-purpose helicopters, as well as air defense systems, including the Pantsir-S1 SPAAGM system.

In the course of talks on the sidelines of the air show, Rosoboronexport discussed industrial partnership in the field of joint and licensed production of Russian combat aircraft and helicopters, as well as modernization of previously delivered aircraft equipment with customers from the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and the CIS.

"Needless to say, Rosoboronexport's partners became interested in the newest Checkmate light tactical aircraft unveiled by Rostec at MAKS-2021. A number of customers were shown its prototype and even given the opportunity to sit in its cockpit. They praised its characteristics," Alexander Mikheev added.

In addition, Rosoboronexport and Technodinamika signed joint programs to promote parachute equipment and research and development services in the external market. The signing ceremony was attended by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov.