Russian Defense Innovations
Rosoboronexport is the general partner of the International military-technical forum ‘Army-2017’
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation)
— the sole Russian state intermediary agency, which is responsible for
import/export of the full range of defense and dual-use end products,
technologies and services. Rosoboronexport is the general partner of the
International military-technical forum ‘Army-2017’. The company's participation
in ‘Army-2017’ shows a serious export orientation of this forum.
At the International military-technical forum Army-2017 Rosoboronexport will
present their exposition in the framework of the demonstration center of the
Rostec Corporation in the joint exhibition of the Corporation. Rosoboronexport's
stand will be 222 sq. m, and will use the modern multimedia tools (a table with
the effect of levitation, video wall, touch panels, etc.), where will be
presented for a wide range offered for export military products from Russia.
There is the latest exhibition technology, also with holographic multimedia
catalogs and many other innovations. On that stand Rosoboronexport will present
several high-technology products — T-90S, MiG-29M, Su-35, Ka-52, Mi-171SH, S-400
"Triumph"? "Carapace-C1" and a submarine of project 636). It will also
demonstrate two scale models — BTR-82A and Taifun-K.
It is important to remember that only Rosoboronexport has the right to supply
the world market with a full range of arms and military equipment manufactured
by Russia’s defense industrial complex and approved to be exported.
Rosoboronexport accounts for more than 85% of Russia's arms exports.
Rosoboronexport is among the major operators in the world market for arms and
military equipment. This year JSC Rosoboronexport will mark its 17th
Rosoboronexport was set up by RF President’s Decree as a federal state unitary
enterprise tasked to implement the national policy in the area of
military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries. Since 1
July 2011 Rosoboronexport has been operating as an open joint stock company.
Rosoboronexport operates under the strict supervision of the Russian President,
the Russian Government and in full conformity with the UN arms control treaties
and the relevant international agreements. Director General of Rosoboronexport —
The official status of the exclusive state intermediary agency gives
Rosoboronexport unique opportunities to expand long-term mutually beneficial
cooperation with foreign partners, provide guaranteed state support of all
export-import operations, and strengthen Russia’s leadership in the world arms
The main result of biography of Rosoboronexport, despite the difficult economic
conditions and fierce, often unfair, competition in the global arms market, that
company have managed not only to carry its sales, but also significantly enlarge
its footprint in the traditional and new arms markets. Through integrated
marketing strategies, company have ensured that order book today exceeds US$ 46
The special exporter makes painstaking efforts on a daily basis to increase
Russian arms exports resulting in more than a thousand contract documents signed
with foreign customers every year. Over the period of its operation in the
international market, Rosoboronexport has delivered hundreds of thousands of
units of military equipment and weapons worth more than US$ 120 billion to 115
Rosoboronexport pays great attention to both major billion dollar contracts and
small deals. The company seeks to operate flexibly and efficiently by using
modern and advanced marketing and customer settlement methods. The special
exporter cooperates with more than 700 Russian defense-industrial enterprises
and organizations, which enables it to offer partner countries the comprehensive
and cost-effective solutions for strengthening their defense capability and
By concluding export contracts, Rosoboronexport supports the Russian defense
industry, which is especially important under difficult conditions in the global
market. High-tech products are in increased demand in the world arms market
today and thus the company is interested in developing smart manufacturing in
In addition, Rosoboronexport is actively involved in a number of charitable and
sponsorship projects. The company provides assistance to military hospitals,
military historical museums, and children's educational institutions.
Rosoboronexport supports major sporting events and various sports federations,
acts as sponsor and partner of the largest industrial exhibitions and cultural
events held in Russia and abroad.
Rosoboronexport pursues a marketing strategy targeted to expand the geography,
range and volume of export deliveries. A number of special programs and projects
for exporting products to specific countries have been developed based on a
comprehensive analysis of the arms markets and foreign partners’ needs.
Rosoboronexport seeks to operate flexibly and efficiently in the market, using
modern and advanced marketing and customers' settlement methods.
Foreign customers are offered package solutions for national systems intended to
defend land, air and seaside borders, which feature the optimal trade-off
between cost and performance. These solutions may include both the supply of
military products and services and organization of licensed production in
customer countries, the setting-up of joint ventures to manufacture and maintain
equipment, as well as joint R&D efforts. Rosoboronexport widely uses the optimal
offset programs. With regard to foreign customers’ interests and the
opportunities of the Russian defense industrial complex to increase its exports,
Rosoboronexport pays much attention both to major billion-dollar contracts and
small deals worth the hundreds of thousands to several millions of dollars.
The first Soviet state intermediary agency for military-technical cooperation
with foreign countries was created on 8th May 1953 after the USSR Council of
Ministers had decided on forming the General Engineering Department within the
then Ministry of Domestic and Foreign Trade. Other special foreign trade bodies
were created later on to provide for further expansion of military-technical
cooperation activities. In the late 1990s there were two federal state unitary
enterprises in Russia acting as state arms exporters Rosvoorouzhenie State
Corporation and Promexport.
In November 2000 the two enterprises were merged into a single one
—Rosoboronexport Federal State Unitary Enterprise, the sole state intermediary
for export/import of defence products, by the Presidential Decree No. 1834 dated
4th November 2000 aimed at restructuring the system of military and technical
cooperation of the Russian Federation with foreign states, and improving its
performance. Since September the 1st, 2014 Rosoboronexport has been operating as
a joint stock company.
Core areas of activities of Rosoboronexport
- Export / import of all types of conventional weapons, military and dual-use equipment and services.
- Organization of licensed production of armaments and military equipment abroad, joint R&D efforts with foreign partners.
- Maintenance and repair of earlier supplied weaponry and military equipment.
- Modernization of Russian-made weapons and military equipment.
- Training foreign specialists in Russia and customer countries in the operation and maintenance of supplied military equipment.
- Technical assistance in the construction of military infrastructure facilities: defense plants, airfields, depots, ranges, training centers.