Rosoboronexport, part of Russian Rostec State Corporation, is organizing a single exposition of Russian industrial enterprises at the Aero India 2021 International Aerospace Exhibition, which will be held from February 3 to 5 at the Yelahanka air base in the Indian city of Bangalore.
“Russia and India have been supporting and building up mutually beneficial strategic partnership for decades. Military-technical cooperation between our countries is getting stronger every year. It is very important for us to have such a strong and reliable partner in the world as India. Rosoboronexport is ready to cooperate with India in any direction. Today, we are conducting joint research and development work on more than 100 promising topics, including aviation, creating a huge reserve for the development of high-tech industries in both countries in the future. We are implementing joint projects for all branches of the armed forces with a degree of cooperation between enterprises of the two countries that is unique for the world market, “said Alexander Mikheev, General Director of Rosoboronexport.
The unified Russian exposition, located in pavilion A, will feature the stands of Rosoboronexport, the Shvabe holding and the Almaz-Antey VKO concern. Delegations of the leading Russian aircraft, helicopter and engine-building holdings UAC, Russian Helicopters and UEC will work at the exhibition.
In total, the company presents more than 200 exhibits of military products at its stand, including models of a promising fifth-generation multifunctional fighter Su-57E, a multipurpose super-maneuverable Su-35 fighter, a two-seat multifunctional front-line fighter MiG-35D, a military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A (E), the Il-78MK-90A tanker aircraft, the Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopter and the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and cannon system. In addition, Rosoboronexport will show models of Typhoon K-63968, Typhoon K-53949 vehicles and a protected Linza ambulance vehicle.
An increased attention is expected to the novelty of the Russian defense industry presented at the exhibition – the P-18-2 “Prima” radar, which is being demonstrated abroad for the first time, capable of effectively detecting modern and promising unobtrusive air targets, including those produced using Stealth technologies.
Among the products of the Russian aviation industry demonstrated by Rosoboronexport at Aero India 2021, the modernized Mi-28NE combat helicopter, the Mi-171Sh and Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters, and the Ka- 52, a Ka-31 radar patrol helicopter, Orion-E and Orlan-10E unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as modern and advanced aircraft weapons.
Traditionally, Russian air defense and electronic warfare systems are in high demand in the region: Viking, Buk-M2E, Tor-M2E anti-aircraft missile systems in various designs, Igla-S portable anti-aircraft missile system, as well as anti-aircraft missile systems. aircraft, including a complex of electronic warfare against small UAVs “Repellent”.
Within the framework of the exhibition, at the Rosoboronexport stand, a presentation of a new product of the company will be held – a system for combating unmanned aerial vehicles, which includes complexes for detection, electronic jamming of drones and anti-aircraft missile systems for their physical destruction.
In 2020, Rosoboronexport was one of the first to respond to the worsening situation related to the spread of COVID-19 in India, and decided to make a donation to the Prime Minister’s Fund of India to support citizens and provide assistance in emergencies. I express my great hope that our help allowed the Indian people to avoid losses from a new invisible enemy as much as possible and, despite global difficulties, by holding Aero India 2021 to open the world exhibition year in the defense field, “added Alexander Mikheev.