JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will showcase over 270 pieces of military equipment at the LIMA’17 International Maritime and Аerospace Exhibition, which will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia on March 21-25, 2017.
Russia’s official delegation will be headed by Mikhail Petukhov, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, joint Rostec-Rosoboronexport delegation – by Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy, Rosoboronexport’s delegation – by Vladimir Ereshchenko, Head of Marketing Department.
“The Asia-Pacific Region accounts for 45% of all of the Rosoboronexport’s supplies. Today we have extensive military-technical cooperation with our traditional partners in this region and are successfully developing new arms markets including the ones dealing with aerial and naval equipment. Much of the aviation, naval and unmanned aerial equipment presented in Langkawi was battle-tested during the counterterrorist operation in Syria; by now the company can observe foreign customers’ growing interest in these products”, - Vladimir Ereshchenko said.
At LIMA’17, Rosoboronexport will organize a joint Russian display featuring about 500 pieces of equipment produced by 20 Russian defense enterprises.
Rosoboronexport’s specialists expect the following equipment to enjoy the greatest popularity in the Asia-Pacific Region: the Su-35, Su-30MKM and Su-30MKI air-superiority multirole fighters, Yak-130 training (combat training) aircraft, Ka-52 attack and reconnaissance helicopters, Mi-17 military-transport helicopters, Orlan-10E and Tachyon unmanned aircraft systems. Regional navies are expected to turn their attention to the Project 22356 and Project 11356 frigates, Project 20382 corvettes, Project 11661 Gepard 5.1 and Project 22160 patrol ships, Project 14310 Mirazh and Project 12150 Mangust patrol boats, submarines Project-636 and a number of naval weapons including the Ak-630M 30-mm automatic artillery system, AK-306 light artillery system and Rumb combat remotely-operated module.
Foreign customers may also show interest in the integrated coastal security system presented by Rosoboronexport. The system ensures the security of maritime activities in the exclusive economic zone in peacetime and protection of sea lines of communications and military-economic facilities in wartime.
Demonstration flights of the Russian Knights aerobatic team will be the centerpiece of the exhibition. For the first time ever, a new performance program, incorporating solo and formation flights of the Su-30SM advanced air-superiority fighters, will be presented outside Russia. The Russian aerobatic team has enjoyed invariable admiration of all of the foreign audience it has ever performed for. The Russian Knights will also meet with journalists in the Press Conference Room, Hall A, MIEC at 13:00 (local time) on March 22, 2017.
At LIMA’17, Rosoboronexport’s specialists have a busy agenda, which includes prescheduled meetings with governmental officials and representatives of the armed forces and business community of Malaysia and other countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.