Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is setting up a joint Russian exposition at the Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 to take place at AFB 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on April 24-27.
“Rosoboronexport takes consistent steps to strengthen its positions in Latin America. Here people are well aware of and appreciate Russian aviation, helicopter and automotive equipment for outstanding performance and reliability. We are going to keep cooperating with Latin American countries to the extent of suppling the whole range of military products, including modern Russian weapons, advanced drones, AD platforms and ammunition among them. In a number of states in the region we already demonstrated our expertise in construction of aftersales infrastructure to maintain supplied equipment and train personnel. We are open to any opportunity in the area,” said Director General Alexander Mikheev of Rosoboronexport.
FAMEX has been conducted under auspices of Mexico’s Ministry of National Defense since 2015. This year will see Rosoboronexport for the second time at the event.
The joint expo will include the booths of Rosoboronexport (No. 121 in Hall C) and Russian Helicopters (No. 118 in Hall D) displaying over 200 pieces of military equipment. Additionally, a delegation of the Irkut Corp. will demonstrate its products.
Rosoboronexport believes that the most promising future faces the Yak-130 combat-trainer and MiG-29M multirole frontline fighter. Other platforms that have everything there is to pique the interest of foreign customers are the Mi-17V-5 and Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, Mi-35M attack helicopter with troop-carrying capacity, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 gunships, as well as Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopter.
There is definite export potential in the Orlan-E, Orlan-10E, and Takhion unmanned aircraft systems, as well as AD systems, namely Pantsir-S1 gun-missile system, Viking and Buk-M2E SAMs, and Verba and Igla-S MANPADS.
Besides, the interest in military assets and gear for agencies fighting crime, terrorism and drug mafia is very much alive in the region. Thus, Rosoboronexport expects the BTR-80A/82A personnel carrier, assorted small arms and grenade launchers, Tigr-M and Typhoon vehicles, which have already gained popularity in the region, to gather crowds of regional specialists as well.
FAMEX 2019 will also see various Russian Comprehensive Security solutions suitable for large sports and cultural events, aerial and off-shore regulation, control of large municipalities, administrative entities and facilities.