Rosoboronexport: export of combat aircraft and helicopters exceeds $6 billion in 2018

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) had a terrific 2018! “Military aircraft and helicopters have traditionally taken the lead among the products supplied by Rosoboronexport to the world market. In 2018, we exported combat aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, engines and equipment for the Air Force worth over $6 billion stated Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.

The organisation is also providing support to the large international armament exhibitions which were held in Russia in 2019; the company is sponsoring the International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2019, the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, as well as the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019.  “The Maritime Defence Show, ARMY and MAKS are always memorable and meaningful events, which are attended by practically all our foreign partners and potential customers from the majority of the world regions. Here one can see all the trends of the Russian defence industry, assess the highest level of the development of technologies and design ideas. Rosoboronexport is an inherent participant and a traditional supporter of these exhibitions, which consistently enter the Top 5 of the largest shows in their respective segments. They constantly give us the maximum monetisation out of all the exhibition events in the world,” further stated Director General Alexander Mikheev.

This year the visitors to the ARMY-19 exposition had the opportunity to see in a number of newly-designed products, which are of a ‘potentially breakthrough character’ for the world market, i.e. the Kalashnikov assault rifles of the newest 200th series, new generation special vehicle Tigr-2, the Viking and Tor-E2 air defence missile systems, combat vehicle of a squad equipped with the Gibka-S MANPADs, means to counter unmanned aerial systems, as well as new solutions in the area of electronic countermeasures. A highlight was the air defencemissile system S-400 Triumph, air defence missile and cannon complex Pantsir-S1, anti-tank missile systems of the Kornet family, the Terminator fire support combat vehicle and many other new products in the area of fire arms and close combat assets.

A number of newly-designed products were also prepared for the representatives of the naval forces of foreign states, who visited the International Maritime Defence Show in Saint-Petersburg in July. The manufacturers displayed the full-scale replica of the Rubezh-ME coastal missile system, multi-purpose integrated radar system Zaslon, air defence missile system Redut, different ships of Russian production, including the Karakurt-E small missile ship of project 22800E.

For the delegations representing air force and for all the guests of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 in the Moscow region’s town of Zhukovsky on 27 August, a very interesting lineup of systems was shown; the newest 5th generation Su-57 fighter, light military transport aircraft Il-112V, multipurpose and supermanoeuverableSu-35 and  Su-30SM, training aircraft (combat trainers) Yak-130, combat helicopters Mi-28NE and Ka-52, military transport helicopters Mi-171SH and Mi-17V5, and a host of other aerospace products.