Rostec's weapons export subsidiary, Rosoboronexport, is to put on display at Indo Defense 2014 – to take place in Djakarta on November 5-8, 2014 – a range of the most advanced military equipment for all services of Indonesia’s Armed Forces.
“Our Indonesian partners are interested in purchasing extra pieces of equipment they already have in their inventory, as well as the most advanced assets produced in Russia. They are particularly focused on Air Force and Army equipment. Although, we are not giving up promoting our Navy and air defense products,” Director for Special Projects of Rosoboronexport Nikolai Dimidyuk, who will also head the Russian delegation at the exhibition, says.
Rosoboronexport is ready to deliver additional batches of BMP-3F IFVs (thanks to efforts of the special exporter one BMP-3F of the Indonesian Marine Corps is to be brought to the exhibition) and Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters the Indonesian Armed Forces operate today.
The Su-35 advanced multi-role fighter, Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft, BTR-80A APC, Vena SP artillery system, PTS-4 advanced tracked amphibious carrier, Kornet-EM AT missile system, Pantsir-S1 AD missile/gun system, Project 636 diesel submarine and Yakhont anti-ship missile also draw Indonesia’s attention.
Rosoboronexprot’s specialists will take advantage of the event to give a presentation of a comprehensive security system for large administrative entities, critical installations and state borders, based on the Safe City automated system. Special equipment for law enforcement and anti-terrorist units will also be presented.
Plans are also to discuss prospects for delivery of simulators for Russian aircraft and helicopters, as well as development of service facilities to provide maintenance of already supplied equipment. Experience accumulated in Malaysia and South Korea will come in handy in the discussion of the latter issue.
“Our business with Indonesian partners is not just about supply of end products. We welcome production cooperation with local defense industry companies. This is in tune with modern trends in the international arms market,” Mr. Dimidyuk added.
Russia delivered Su-27/30 family fighters, Mi-35P and Mi-17V-5 helicopters, BTR-80 APCs and BMP-3F IFVs, as well as a batch of AK-100 assault rifles and other equipment to Indonesia in 1992-2013. The Indonesian Armed Forces still operate some Soviet-era assets, including PT-76 amphibious tanks.
JSC Rosboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, is Russia’s sole state intermediary agency responsible for import/export of the full range of defense and dual-use products, technologies and services. The company ranks among the leaders in the global arms market. It accounts for over 80% of Russian arms exports. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations of Russia’s defense industrial complex. It maintains military-technical cooperation between Russia and more than 70 countries. In 2013 Rosoboronexport delivered weapons and equipment worth of $13.2 bln to the customers. Currently the order portfolio of Rosoboronexport accounts to about $38 bln.
Rostec State Corporation is the Russian corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-technology industrial civil and military goods. It comprises about 700 enterprises which currently form 9 holdings in the defense industrial complex and 5 holdings in civil industries. Rostec’s enterprises are located in 60 regions of Russia and serve the markets of over 70 countries. In 2013, its revenue was 1.04 trillion rubles, net profit – 40 billion rubles and tax payments to the budgets of all levels exceeded 138 billion rubles.