JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has recorded a positive trend in the combat aviation market and now forecasts a further increase in the share of aviation equipment in the company’s overall supplies.
“Aviation equipment has traditionally dominated Rosoboronexport’s supplies. Since its establishment the company has exported over 1300 fixed-winged and rotary-winged aircraft and associated equipment totaling about 65 billion US dollars”, – Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev said.
Russian defense industry and Rosoboronexport, as a player in the international military-technical cooperation, are prepared to face the growing aviation segment of the arms market.
“Our forecasts are that the export volumes and cost of contracts on aviation equipment will continue growing. We expect the share of aviation equipment in the entire Rosoboronexport’s supplies in 2017 to exceed 50%. The main importers of this type of weapons will be the Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific countries”, – Alexander Mikheev noted.
Successful activities of the Russian Aerospace Forces during the counterterrorist operation in Syria have provoked a surge of interest in the Russian combat aviation in the global arms market.
“Foreign customers are peculiarly interested in the Su-30 and Su-35 aircraft and Mi-28NE, Ka-52 and Mi-17 helicopters, which passed impeccably all the battle tests”, – Rosoboronexport’s CEO added.
Joint-Stock Company Rosoboronexport is Russia’s only state-controlled intermediary in the area of exports and imports of the entire range of military and double-purpose products, technologies and services. The Company is actively involved in pursuing national policy of the Russian Federation in the area of military technical cooperation with foreign countries.