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Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 11(18) December, 2017

President of Russia Vladimir Putin in recent years has paid much attention to the development of military-technical cooperation with foreign countries
In November in Moscow Kremlin he held a special meeting of the state Commission for Military Technical Cooperation with Foreign States. In addition, the issues of military-technical cooperation and arms exports became one of the themes of Vladimir Putin's autumn meetings with the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry and enterprises of the country's defense-industrial complex.

The first edition and the first success
On October in Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (city of Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain) had been the first edition of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC), was organize under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander. BIDEC is tri-service defense exhibition, it covers land, sea and air.

The Russian Holding creates the best innovative weapons
Products of the High-Precision Weapons Holding (part of Rostec Corporation) are well known all over the world, including in the Gulf countries. Russian brands like ‘Pantsir-S1’, ‘Kapustnik-B’, ‘Konkurs’, ‘Metis-M1’ and others made by High-Precision Weapons Holding are determining technological and combat future of high-precision systems all over the world. This Russian holding is the primary designer and manufacturer of Russian high precision weapons is engaged in producing the world’s best types of high precision weapons. Professionals and guests of the Gulf Defense & Aerospace 2017 in Kuwait may fully realize it on the scene. Professionals and guests of the Gulf Defense & Aerospace 2017 in Kuwait may fully see it in the exhibition.

JSC “SPLAV SPA” is the leading Russian enterprise in development and organization of production of the Multiple Launcher Rocket Systems (MRLS) for the Army, Navy, and Air Force
Over its history from the time of its foundation in 1945, such outstanding systems as GRAD, URAGAN, SMERCH for the Army, GRAD-M, UDAV-1M, OGON’, DAMBA, RPK-8 for the Navy have been developed at JSC “SPLAV SPA”, dozens of unique techniques for the rocket projectiles, the artillery shell cases of calibers from 24 to 152 mm made of various materials have been elaborated. Nowadays our engineering developments and production techniques in the field of the rocket artillery and shell cases production are known worldwide.

The motor is developed for installation on modernized and new serial T-72BZ tanks
The forced diesel engine V-92S2F for tanks developed at ChTZ-Uraltrak which is a part of Uralvagonzavod of the State Corporation Rostec has successfully passed all kinds of tests and received documentation for serial production.
This is the first tank engine in the last ten years specially created for installation on the modernized and new serial tanks T-72BZ with a capacity of 1130 hp. As a result of its application, the mobility and operational characteristics of combat vehicles increased significantly, and the specific capacity of T-72B3 tank surpassed the specific capacity of the best Western models.

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has discussed the issues of modernization and development of the technical readiness provision system for the military equipment supplied to foreign customers
The theme of the after-sales service of materiel was discussed at the meeting of the ‘Equipment and weapons of the land forces’ panel of the Science and Engineering Board of the ‘Oreltechmach’ public company, a part of the ‘Proekt-Technika’ Corporation.

High prospects in the civil and military segments
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is the major Russian aircraft manufacturers and one of the biggest in the world. This Corporation unites more than 80 per cent of design and production assets of Russian aircraft industry. She also manages all key and most promising programs of development of the industry. UAC, which under one company represents the most well-known Russian aviation brands such as Sukhoi, MiG, Tupolev, Yakovlev and others, is today one of the world’s biggest manufacturers and suppliers of aircraft.

Rosoboronexport (member of state Ñorporation Rostec) is to take part at International arms and equipment exhibition and conference Gulf Defense & Aerospace 2017, which is going to be held between 12 and 14th of December in Al Kuwait
The exhibition is to be held under the auspices of Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense. The Russian official delegation is headed by Deputy Director of Russian Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service Alexey Frolkin. The Rosoboronexport is headed by Deputy General Director Sergey Goreslavskiy.

‘I think we can congratulate our Bahraini partners on the occasion of Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) which has established right framework for the long run work. Especially since we can see the attention paid by the leaders of Kingdom of Bahrain and the king himself to the preparation of the exhibition.
Although we have no very large-scale Bahrain-dedicated supplies the size of country should be taken into account. Russia has delivered to Bahrain AK assault rifles, antitank missile systems ‘Kornet-E’ and army vehicles KAMAZ. The fact the relations are being developed and evolved is important, so we hope this trend will keep going in future...

‘At exhibition held in Bahrain LLC Military Industrial Company (VPK), the largest Russian manufacturer of armored wheeled vehicles and among the largest in the world, in addition to its traditional product which is armored vehicle Tigr being its brand now also introduced a torque link marsh buggy. It is the first time such equipment has been shown in this region. We consider the Near East market to be among the key and very promising ones. Besides, it has already become quite traditional. The VPK-made equipment is well known and understood here. Thus they are ready to purchase it...

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 09(16) October, 2017

Bahrain is important partner in the Persian Gulf and the entire Middle East region
Relations between Russia and Bahrain have always been friendly and mutually beneficial. They demonstrated and demonstrate the high principles of mutual respect, successful investment partnership, development of business and cultural prospects. One of the evidence of this is the frequent meetings of the leaders of the two countries — Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, and Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain.

Cooperation breaking new grounds
This year a Russian delegation headed by minister of trade and industry Denis Manturov and chairman of Russian-Bahrain business council, vice president of the Russian chamber of commerce and industry Vladimir Dmitriev has paid a working visit to the capital of Bahrain Manama. The visit has become an important stage of further extension of business relations between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The prospects for development of Russian and Bahrain agricultural cooperation were discussed in the Chamber of commerce and industry of the Russian Federation attended by the delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain
The meeting has been sponsored by Russian-Bahraini and Bahraini-Russian business councils. The Bahraini delegation was headed by executive board member of Bahraini Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of Food Committee Khaled al Rashid al Amin.

Dmitry Shugaev: ‘The current trend is to create new high-technology products in co-operation’
In accordance with the law of the Russian Federation, activities in the field of military-technical cooperation (MTC) with foreign countries shall be controlled and supervised by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC of Russia) that, among other things, shall ensure implementation of basic principles of the Russian government policy in the field of MTC. Dmitry Evgenyevich Shugaev, the Director of FSMTC, discusses main directions and tendencies in development of military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign countries, the peculiarities of Russian military purpose product exporters’ activities at the present stage in his interview to the our magazine.

Rosoboronexport develops military and technical cooperation with Bahrain
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) notes the increasing interest of the Middle East and North Africa countries in the progressive development of the military and technical cooperation with the Russian Federation. In this context, being invited by the Kingdom of Bahrain, an official Rosoboronexport delegation will head to Manama in October to take part in the BIDEC-2017 International Defence Exhibition & Conference, which is to be held under the auspices of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ An-124-100 and IL-76TD90-VD freighters have proudly completed an emotional homecoming to Germany of a Boeing 737-200 which was hijacked by terrorists in 1977
The former Lufthansa aircraft is to be fully restored and placed on permanent display in the Dornier Museum in the town on Friederichshafen.
The aircraft, named after the Bavarian town of ‘Landshut’, was hijacked on October 13, 1977, en route from Palma, Majorca, to Frankfurt. This was the start of a four-day ordeal for the passengers and crew as the aircraft was forced to travel to Rome, Cyprus, Bahrain, Dubai and Aden before reaching its final destination in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The best of world high-precision weapons brands from Russia
Products of the High-Precision Weapons Holding (part of Rostec Corporation) are well known all over the world, including in the Gulf countries. Suffice it to recall that in 2014, the Kingdom of Bahrain became the first customer of the complex ‘Kornet-EM’. This made the army much fighting capacity, military power of the Kingdom has increased markedly. However, the Holding has a worldwide reputation not only due to the complex ‘Kornet-EM’. Russian brands like ‘Pantsir-S1’, ‘Kapustnik-B’, ‘Konkurs’, ‘Metis-M1’ and others made by High-Precision Weapons Holding are determining technological and combat future of high-precision systems all over the world.

Around 1000 items of land forces equipment to the foreign customers
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) notes an unfailing interest in the Russian military products for land forces and the increase in orders for the civilian and dual use equipment.

Yuri Slyusar, President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Irkut Corporation, held working meeting at Irkutsk Aviation Plant, dedicated to implementation of plant's major programs
While evaluating the second stage of MC-21 factory finishing tests, Yuri Slyusar said: ‘The aircraft undergoes tests successfully, in accordance with the schedule. We gradually expand operational envelope in altitude, speed, and weight. Recently, the aircraft has reached the altitude of 10 000 meters and speed of 900 km/h. For today, the aircraft confirms to all declared characteristics.’

Sergey Chemezov, General Director of the Rostec State Corporation, launched production at a new workshop for soft-skin vehicles upgrade at Sheglovsky Val, a Tula factory (a member of Rostec). It will be used for upgrading BMP-2 and BMD-2 combat vehicles – a respective agreement has been signed between Rostec and the Ministry of Defence of Russia
A workshop with a total floor area of 5,000 square metres with modern equipment is designed for mechanical treatment, welding, thermal treatment, assembly and painting works.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 08(15) August, 2017

Vladimir Putin: ‘Navy Day is among the most popular holidays with the Russian people, who have hold in high regard people in naval uniforms, their nobility and heroism, and their professional traditions.’
On Navy Day of Russian fleet In St. Petersburg there was the Main Naval Parade of Russia. Parade was held in the Neva and inner harbour of Kronstadt. In accordance with the Presidential Executive Order of July 27, 2017, the Main Naval Parade was held for the first time in Russia’s modern history. The parade featured the passing of ships and a marine air force unit overflight. Sailors from the Baltic, Black Sea, Northern and Pacific fleets and the Caspian Flotilla participated in the parade.

In Hamburg before the start of the G20 Summit there was informal meeting of the BRICS countries. Meeting took place between the heads of state and government of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
Speaking at an informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Vladimir Putin stressed that in the G20 discussions on the state of the global economy, Russia will focus on ways of ensuring positive momentum in global trade. According to the President of Russia, the G20 should be proactive in promoting open, equitable and mutually beneficial trade in keeping with WTO rules.

Almaz – Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation remains firmly at the top of the list with international rating agencies analyzing prominent arms makers
Undoubtedly, Almaz – Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation (Almaz - Antey for short) keeps firm on the list of largest and most advanced arms makers coming from all parts of the world. This fact is reflected in the Top 100 from Defense News, a US-based weekly doing its own rating. For three years in a row, this publication places Almaz-Antey – Russia’s leading defense industry enterprise - at no. 11 position on the list. This rating applies both to amount of income and innovation of products for military applications. Visitors to the Army 2017 international military technical forum in Kubinka, Moscow Region, can judge the matter for themselves.

Defensive masterpieces in frame of the International military-technical forum ‘Army-2017’
Russian systems like ‘Pantsir-S1’, ‘Iskander-M’, ‘Kornet-EM’ and others made by High-Precision Weapons Holding (part of Rostec Corporation) are determining technological and combat future of high-precision systems all over the world. This Russian holding is the primary designer and manufacturer of Russian high precision weapons is engaged in producing the world’s best types of high precision weapons.

New version of EXPERT Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulator has been commissioned in Turkey
The Radar and Tower simulator system has been introduced into full operation at the customer’s facility at the Training Centre of General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey atEsenboğa Airport (Ankara). The system has been created on the basis of EXPERT integrated ATC simulator. The new software version of EXPERT ATC simulator allows efficient training and verification of proficiency of controllers staff.

‘Russian Helicopters’ Holding Company together with the Russian Ministry of Defence will conduct tests of the newest guided missiles on Ka-52 ship-based reconnaissance and combat helicopter. Specialists of the Holding Company will also test on-board equipment and armament of the helicopter for their resistance to electromagnetic fields
Currently, the tests are performed on four Ka-52K prototypes. One of the helicopters is being prepared for tests to evaluate the resistance of avionics and air weapons to external electromagnetic fields. The second helicopter undergoes preliminary tests at the airfield, and on the third helicopter a new inertial navigation system is tested.

Network Centric Environment for Ships’s Task Force in Naval Operations
JSC “Concern “Granit-Electron” is one of the major forefront Russian original equipment manufacturer of radio electronic warfare systems for Russian Navy. JSC “Concern “Granit-Electron” in participation of integrated enterprises provides R&D, manufacturing, test and trials, delivery and service support for supplied radio electronic warfare systems.

During The 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting on the development of civil aircraft engineering. This meeting can be considered a milestone for the Russian aircraft industry in General
Aviation for Russia is not only one of the branches of the industry. It is the embodiment of national pride. International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS is one of the largest aerospace trade fairs in the world. Some 700 Russian and 180 foreign corporations and companies from 36 countries were taking part in MAKS-2017.

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.

Ñomponents for radio communication, location and military automatic control systems
Ruselectronics Holding of the Rostec State Corporation is a recognized Russian leader of microwave electronics with a market share exceeding 80%. Enterprises within the holding develop and produce unique components for radio communication and radiolocation systems of any type of basing. In addition, the holding is the largest supplier of automated control systems (ACS), including special purpose ones.
A line of the latest travelling-wave tubes (TWT) for advanced radio engineering systems, as well as a group of automated control systems for artillery batteries and air defence anti-aircraft brigades developed by the famous Penza JSC Radiozavod are presented at the ‘Army-2017’ expo.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 07(14) July, 2017

High prospects in the civil and military segments
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) participates in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 as the major Russian aircraft manufacturers. This Corporation unites more than 80 per cent of design and production assets of Russian aircraft industry. She also manages all key and most promising programs of development of the industry. UAC, which under one company represents the most well-known Russian aviation brands such as Sukhoi, MiG, Tupolev, Yakovlev and others, is today one of the world’s biggest manufacturers and suppliers of aircraft.

In Novo-Ogaryovo (Moscow Region) Vladimir Putin held a meeting of the Commission for Military Technical Cooperation with Foreign States
One of the most important thoughts that were made at the meeting was about what the defence industry companies that were granted the right to engage in foreign trade are assuming all responsibility for the quality of their products and compliance with the contractual terms of their foreign supplies.

The United Engine Corporation (subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) successfully completed the second stage of flight tests of the Russian civil aircraft engine of the fifth generation PD-14
PD-14 ¹100-07 (021) is a basic turbojet two-circuit engine, which is created within the framework of a wide cooperation of the UEC enterprises for the MC-21 airliner with the use of the latest technologies and materials, including the composite ones. It is the first engine for the commercial airliners successfully designed and developed in modern Russia. The PD-14 flight tests were conducted on Il-76 flying testbed at the Flight Research Institute named after M.M. Gromov in Zhukovsky, Moscow region.

Shvabe Holding demonstrated about 70 developments in the field of photonics at Laser World of Photonics 2017 in Munich, the International Trade Fair for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications
The key exhibits in the Holding's exposition were: an active element made of neodymium phosphate glass, an SWIR camera, the MBS-16 stereoscopic microscope, holographic optics, etc. These products are used in the aerospace and microelectronics industries and other fields.

United Aircraft Corporation for the first time demonstrated its whole range of civil products at the International Paris Air Show 2017
The famous aerospace event that took place on the territory of the airfield and the Le Bourget exhibition complex. As part of the Corporation's development strategy, the full product line has been formed in all major segments of the civil aviation market: the Il-114-300 regional turboprop, the SSJ100 regional airliner, the MC-21 mainline narrow body and the LRWBA long-haul wide body.

Presentation of anti-aircraft artillery weapon system PANTSIR-ME in Saint-Petersburg in the end of June this year was an absolute sensation in the world of military innovation
The system provides the ultimate protection against modern air threats, including small-size unmanned aerial vehicles. The naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-ME developed by the Tula KBP (part of the High Precision Weapons Holding of Rostec State Corporation) provides the ultimate protection against modern air threats, including low-flying and small-size unmanned aerial vehicles.

The leadership of Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, took part in the 17th meeting of the Indo-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation. The meeting co-chaired by Defense Ministers S.Shoigu of Russia and A.Jaitley of India took place in Moscow
The permanent Indo-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation is an effective tool for cooperation between the two states. The fact that this platform is regularly used to discuss the most urgent issues on the agenda and the high level of co-chairs suggest unprecedented attention that Russia and India pay to such sensitive area as military and technical cooperation.

The Zagon-2E guided anti-submarine aerial bomb was presented by the concern Techmash, which is part of the State Corporation Rostec weapons cluster, at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg from June 28 to July 2
The bomb was developed by experts of the State Engineering Research Institute in Balashikha. The weapon has the unique ability to hover above the water surface for up to four minutes. At present, there is no similar model in the world.
The Zagon-2E aerial bomb is used against submarines when they are surfaced, at periscope depth, or up to 600 meters below the surface.

Concern will present more than 150 product samples
The Concern VKO ‘Almaz - Antey’ will participate at the International Air-Space Show MAKS-2017, which will be held in Zhukovsky located near Moscow from July 18 to 23, 2017. More than 150 military, civil and double-purpose product samples produced by the Concern subsidiaries will be presented.

Kupol, IEMP (Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant) improves its ADMS and expands their scope of application
Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol (is a part of Concern VKO ‘Almaz-Antey’) decided to present its advanced development Tor-M2DT Antiaircraft Missile System at the International Airspace Show MAKS-2017. This System created for work in arctic conditions will certainly become a sensation of the Show, manufacturers and developers present their newest products to the general public not so often, and even more so prototypes.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 05(12) June, 2017

In late May in Paris, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with the new President of France Emmanuel Macron
Evaluate the meeting as very constructive and promising. France and Russia continue to cooperate, and the differences in some positions are not a fundamental obstacle. Following bilateral talks, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference.

Military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states
Since 2000, the Russian Federation has established a sufficiently effective system to manage its military-technical cooperation with foreign partners. The system is headed by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation ('FSMTC of Russia'). The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation is empowered with control and supervision over the MTC area. FSMTC of Russia is a decision making authority on import to and export of military purpose products as decreed by the President of the Russian Federation. FSMTC of Russia is authorized by the President of the Russian Federation to issue licenses to Russian defense companies and other entities required to import and export military purpose products.

In the beginning of February 2017, the international natural resource mining and processing company - Kazakhmys corporation, based in Kazakhstan, launched the operation of Sukhoi Business Jet - SSJ100 aircraft in business configuration
JSC ‘Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’ (SCAC), at the request of the customer, delivered the long range SSJ100 with basic interior of the passenger cabin in May 2015. Later on, the VIP interior developed and manufactured by Comlux company was installed in Comlux customization center (Indianapolis, USA), with the support of SCAC specialists.

Young specialists of Russian Ilyushin Aviation Complex took part in the festivities dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birthday of Robert Bartini, an outstanding aircraft designer and aerodynamicist
The Ilyushin workers were joined by beginning aircraft designers of Myasishchev Experimental Design Bureau and other enterprises of the industry, students of field-oriented higher education institutions, and young specialists of Roscosmos and United Rocket and Space Corporation.
The festivities were opened by the General Director of Ilyushin Aviation Complex Aleksei Rogozin, who emphasized Bartini’s role in the formation of the country’s aviation.

In the Russian city of Irkutsk was the first flight of MC-21 aircraft
For the Russian aircraft industry and the Russian industry as a whole it was a truly historic day. A large-scale program of development of new Russian civil aircraft family is developing successfully.
On 28 May, 2017, the maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flight was 30 minutes at the altitude of 1000 meters, at the speed of 300 km/hour. The flight plan included checking of in-flight stability and controllability, and also the controllability of the power plant.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC) and United Aircraft Corporation of Russia (UAC) held an establishment ceremony for the Long Range WideBody Commercial Aircraft Program joint venture name as China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co., Ltd. (CRAIC), 2017
The main responsibility of CRAIC is to develop a new generation long range wide body commercial aircraft and take charge of its commercial operation. Chairman of COMAC Mr. Jin Zhuanglong, President of COMAC Mr. He Dongfeng, President of UAC Mr. Yury Slyusar, the vice president of UAC Mr. Vladislav Masalov attended the ceremony.

Within the frameworks of implementation of the strategy to develop commercial potential of the Russian space industry and in accordance with ROSCOSMOS decision, Joint Stock Company GLAVKOSMOS (a part of State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS) and Limited Liability Company International Space Company Kosmotras (KOSMOTRAS) established a Joint Stock Company ‘GK Launch Services’
This new Russian entity will become an operator of commercial launch services for satellites with the use of Soyuz family launch vehicles and the launchers developed on the basis of RS-20 rockets from the Russian launch sites. GLAVKOSMOS owns 75% and KOSMOTRAS – 25% of the new company’s stock.

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) organized the first Russian display at the FAMEX 2017, Mexico’s Aerospace Exhibition, to be held at Air Force Base 1, Saint Lucia, Mexico
‘Rosoboronexport has pursued a coherent policy to cement its positions in the countries of Latin America. The region accounts for more than 9 per cent of the entire export of Russian military equipment since 2001. The majority of this equipment is made up of aircraft and helicopters making up the centerpiece of FAMEX,’ said Alexander Denisov, Head of Rosoboronexport’s Marketing Department, who leads the company’s delegation to the exhibition. Rosoboronexport presented over 160 pieces of Russian military equipment.

Russian Helicopters, Azerbaijan Airlines and Silk Way Group has held talks on setting up a helicopter service center in Azerbaijan
Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky, president of ZAO Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Askerov, president of Silk Way Group Zaur Akhundov, and CEO of Silk Way Helicopter Services Azer Sultanov took part in the negotiations.
Following the decision of the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia, the parties confirmed their mutual interest in the project aimed at the creation of a service center for maintenance and repairs of the Russian/Soviet-build civilian and military helicopters in Azerbaijan.

Russian Helicopters holding continues its successful cooperation with Peru. In may this year, the holding has successfully participated in the exhibition 6th International Exhibition of Technology in Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters (SITDEF 2017, Lima, Peru)
And in those days, it was announced that Russian Helicopters has fulfilled two contracts for the supply of aviation equipment for Mi-8/17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters that belong to the Peruvian Air Force. Contracts were signed in the summer of 2016 following a tender.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 03(10) Special Edition, 2017

Malaysia nowadays is one of the main Russia's trading partners in the South East Asia, Russia in its turn is the leading trading partner of Malaysia in the Europe and CIS region
Relations between our countries are characterized by stability, trust, friendship and mutually beneficial. During a meeting last year in Sochi, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak reiterated the key principles of cooperation and outlined ways for development. Two leaders discussed prospects for the two countries’ relations, in particular in the humanitarian sphere, the economy, investment, and military-technical cooperation.

United Aircraft Corporation increases share of its civil products
In early March the first meeting of the Aviation Collegium under the Government of the Russian Federation was held in Moscow. The Collegium is focused on overall coordination of efforts of government authorities and manufacturers to develop the Russian aircraft industry. Speaking at the meeting, Yuri Slyusar, President of the United Aircraft Corporation confirmed that Russia will be developing and manufacturing both military and civil aircraft. Meanwhile the share of its civil segment is to grow at an outperforming rate. Bringing to market new advanced civil aircraft along with traditionally successful combat airframes will make UAC a much bigger player in possession of wide range of innovative aviation products.

Mikhail Petukhov: «We believe that the test of time is the best advertisement one can ever have»
Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation ('FSMTC of Russia') shall be a decision making authority on import to and export from the Russian Federation of military purpose products as decreed by the President of the Russian Federation, also in the established manner and as authorized by the Russian Federation President, issue of licenses to military-technical cooperation-affiliated entities for import to and export from the Russian Federation of military purpose products. The Russian Federation has a very effective system to manage military-technical cooperation with foreign states. The main element of this system - 'FSMTC of Russia'.

JSC Rosoboronexport introduces a wide range of defense innovations
Being a traditional participant in International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition taking place in Malaysia Russia shows the best innovations of armament and defense equipment. The Russian display is sponsored by 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.

The head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, told in Abu Dabi that Rostec would partner with the UAE Defense Ministry to develop a light fifth-generation fighter jet based on the MiG-29. Development is slated to begin in 2018, and production should launch seven to eight years after that
The announcement comes as Russia is engaging in a region-wide diplomatic and economic press to rebuild old alliances and forge new ones. And after 18 months of aerial operations in Syria, countries that have strong appetites for fighter jets are taking closer looks at what Russia has to offer.

India and Russia are going to create a joint venture to make light helicopters in India. India needs to replace hundreds of ageing utility helicopters deployed along its Himalayan border with China as well as in Jammu and Kashmir region
This means an initial order of 200 Kamov-226 helicopters, of which 140 will be built in India as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to build a domestic defence industrial base and cut imports, is expected to be increased.
A team will assess the Indian manufacturing facilities over the next few months. ‘We are keeping our fingers crossed about launching production this year," an executive at Russian Helicopters said.

A major Russian tech firm has announced the discovery of a new plant-based storage medium which it claims is set to make Blu-ray (and indeed other optical discs) irrelevant. The new technology utilizes principles of photonics to record and store data on a film-like medium
Rostec notes that its new technology utilizes principles of photonics to record and store data on a film-like medium. The layers comprise of a substance known as chromones (formed in plants), and the resulting storage device beats out Blu-ray in terms of not just capacity but also on the performance front.

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is working to improve services and create a ‘single-window system’ - a new form of cooperation with foreign customers based on a new after-sales service strategy. A pilot project is currently being implemented in India
The new format focuses on centralization of all processes related to after-sales services, and is the first step in providing integrated support and transitioning to helicopter service contracts covering their entire life cycle. Russian Helicopters, which designs and manufactures rotorcraft, intends to utilize existing cooperation with other Russian companies taking part in helicopter building to ensure operability throughout the full lifespan of the machines.

Vnesheconombank and the Roscongress Foundation have agreed on joint information support for the promotion of Russian exports as part of the ‘Made in Russia’ National Brand project
The corresponding cooperation agreement was signed by Vnesheconombank Chairman Sergey Gorkov and Roscongress Foundation CEO Alexander Stuglev at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. The document envisages the establishment of partnership relations as part of the development of the ‘Made in Russia’ National Brand concept as well as advertising, marketing, branding and communications support for the export of Russian goods and services.

At the Photonics-2017 exhibition in Moscow Ruselectronics showed laser lighting systems
They can function in corrosive media or under water, and are resistant to radiation. Engineers of Ruselectronics have developed lighting systems based on the use of laser radiation and remote phosphor. They can function in corrosive media or under water, and are resistant to corrosion, radiation, most types of damage, and climate fluctuations.
The systems are designed by Optron, a factory which is located in Moscow and belongs to the holding company, and are based on the self-engineered blue lasers with III-N heterostructures basis. Lighting devices possess high luminous efficiency of up to 100 lm/W, and luminous power of up to 2000 lm.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 02(09) Special Edition, 2017

The Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates build their relations on a solid basis of respect for mutual interests, respect each other, to establish promising business partnership
From year to year there are strong linkages both at the highest political level and at the level of direct business ties between companies. Highly effective mutual investment process, export and import operations all of this suggests a robust international mutually beneficial partnership. Regular meetings between the leaders of our countries are one of the clearest confirmations of friendship and cooperation.

The best of the best examples of the innovative military systems
This year at IDEX-2017 Russian holding company High-Precision Weapons as always shows the best of the best in its class examples of the innovative systems. This holding is a leader not only the Russian military-industrial complex, it is one of the leading developers of the most advanced combat systems in the world. Not a coincidence that at all exhibitions where the company participates, its exposition has become one of the most popular.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide ¹ 01(08) February, 2017

Relations between Russia and India continue to develop the most favorable way. As evidenced by the private meeting of the leaders of the two countries and their involvement in the implementation of projects of business cooperation
For example, it was well illustrated by the meeting between the two leaders last year in Tashkent, and transfer to the first blog for Kudankulam NPP.
Last year in the framework of Vladimir Putin’s working visit to Uzbekistan to attend the anniversary SCO summit, the Russian president met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At this meeting the President of Russia noted in particular, than ‘India is our privileged strategic partner. Relations between our countries are built on long-standing traditions of friendship.

Vladimir Drozhzhov: «The main competitive advantage of Russian weapons and military equipment is their high performance characteristics which are up to the best world standards»
Since 2000, the Russian Federation has established a sufficiently effective system to manage military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states, incorporating the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation ('FSMTC of Russia') as its critical enabler. The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation is empowered with control and supervision functions in the MTC area.

United Aircraft Corporation increasing opportunities for direct cooperation at world market
United Aircraft Corporation of Russia (UAC), which under one company represents the most well-known Russian aviation brands Sukhoi, MiG, Tupolev, Yakovlev and others, is today one of the world’s biggest manufacturers and suppliers of aircraft, both military and civil. In December 2016 as part of expanding export UAC was given a military-dedicated foreign trade license to be implemented on a direct basis. The military-dedicated foreign trade license has been issued by Federal Service for Military and Technical cooperation.

World premiere of the MiG-35 state-of-the art multirole aviation complex was held in Lukhovitsy, Moscow region January 27, 2017 in the production venue of the Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG” (a UAC subsidiary)
The event was attended by more than 30 delegations from foreign countries, such as India, Peru, China, Vietnam, and other countries of Latin America, Middle East, Middle Asia, Europe and the CIS. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin, Commander-in-Chief of the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Federation, Col.Gen. Victor N. Bondarev and representatives of Rosoboronexport and Federal Service for Military and technical cooperation also took part in the ceremony.

At the end of this year a special aviation cluster considerably extended as compared with ‘Army-2016’ is due to be introduced within the frameworks of International Military and Technical Forum ‘Army-2017’, which is to be held from 22 to 27 August in the largest Russian Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center located in Moscow region
Aviation equipment is to be deployed at Kubinka airfield near Forum ‘Army-2017’ site.
The aviation cluster is to be a further development of International Military and Technical Forum ‘Army’ which is an integrated business platform for promoting all types of military equipment including aviation necessary both for sustaining Armed Forces of Russia and promoting the best aviation equipment at world arms market.

Pavel Kirk, Marketing Director, ‘Arti-Zavod’, OJSC
‘We think that a stable cooperation between Republic of India and the Russian Federation is ensured by a number of factors, the most important of which include long-term relationships established right after India became independent after World War Two. These are military and technical cooperation, power industry and transport infrastructure development projects.
Besides, India was among the founders of Non-Aligned Movement, which required striking balance between two main military and political blocs of 20th century. Meanwhile US and NATO did not sell modern armament and equipment to India.

Ivan Georgievich Antsev, Chief Executive, ‘NPP ‘Radar MMS’
— What do you think is the primary reason for the sustainable strategic industrial partnership between our countries?
— The partnership is driven by similar views which our countries have on many economic, technological, international, military and technical issues.

— What areas of the cooperation, in your opinion, are the most promising and why?
— We think scientific cooperation is the most promising. Russia has new technologies which will help India be engaged in developing power...

Rosoboronexport: more than 85% of Russia's arms exports
On November 4, this year JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will mark its 17th anniversary. 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 was set up by the RF President’s Decree in 2000. This is a 100% state-owned company.

As told by Rosoboronexport, more than 30 official delegations and representatives of companies from African countries visited the stand of JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostech State Corporation) during the Shield Africa 2017 police and gendarmerie armaments and special equipment exhibition, held in the city of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on January 24-26, 2017
Exhibition visitors representing armed forces, police and gendarmerie of Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and other African countries were particularly interested in the Russian border protection systems, special operations equipment and dual-purpose vehicles and...

Russian Helicopters signed a contract with Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of 18 new helicopters including Mi-171s, Ka-32s and Ansat
The document was signed by Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. CEO Liang Jian.
Per the agreement, Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service ordered two light Ansat helicopters in medevac mode, two Mi-171s and one Ka-32 with an option for another 13 vehicles (3 Ka-32s, 4 Mi-171s and 6 ANSATs). The first units will be delivered to the customer in 2017. By the end of 2018, Russian Helicopters is planning to supply Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service all 18 helicopters.

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