Military Aviation and Space Prominent in Exhibits
Russia’s Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation Joint Stock Company, is taking the opportunity of FIDAE 2018 to highlight the breadth of its solutions for the military aviation and space domains, with over 200 models of Russian equipment, weapons systems and materiel on show.
Rosoboronexport’s Deputy Head of the Department of Defence Technologies and Space, Stanislav Andrukovsky, leads the Rostec delegation to FIDAE in Santiago de Chile, while Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, Anatoly Punchuk, is acting as head of the overall Russian delegation.
“Rosoboronexport is considering the Latin American region as one of the most important and promising for the development of military and technical cooperation. Currently we are interacting on different projects related to all the services and branches of the armed forces, including our active cooperation on the modernisation and re-equipment of the regional countries’ air forces. The models of the aviation equipment, offered to the customers, have competitive combat, functional and operational features and characteristics, and are fully adapted for the use in the climatic conditions of the Latin American countries,” commented Andrukovsky.
Visitors to the company’s various exhibits can expect to be shown a number of promising solutions that have been specifically selected to meet the growing requirement for capability enhancement in the region, including: several variants of the multi-purpose Su-30 combat aircraft; the multi-function MiG-29M/M2 fighters; advanced trainers including the Yak-130; the Mi-28NE V; the Ka-52 attack and reconnaissance helicopter; the Mi-17 family of utility helicopters; and the light multi-role rotary-wing aircraft ANSAT and Ka-226T.
A company spokesperson characterised the significant demand for modern Russian combat aircraft as being driven largely by their high degree of airworthiness, technical and tactical advantages and proven multi-mission capabilities.
The popularity of the Mi-17 family from Russian Helicopters is determined mostly by its multi-functionality, high transportation performance and enhanced survivability, out-performing its nearest competitors, the company states. Many Latin American countries have tested the efficiency of these helicopters with trials in hard-to-reach mountainous areas, involving rapid changes in altitude, ambient temperatures and environmental conditions (such as dusty conditions) without any reduction in the operational life of the main assemblies.
“An extensive business programme is planned for the period of the exhibition, which includes meetings with representatives of the different region’s countries to discuss promising areas in the area of space technology and outer space infrastructure,” added Andrukovsky.