ROSOBORONEXPORT organizes a single exhibit of the Russian defence industry at Dubai Airshow 2023
10.11.2023 Press release

JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT (part of Rostec State Corporation) is organizing an exhibit of the latest Russian-made Air Force, Air Defenсe and electronic warfare equipment at the Dubai Airshow 2023 International Aerospace Exhibition, which will be held from 13 to 17 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

As part of the exhibit, located in a single Russian pavilion with a total area of over 750 square meters, Russia’s 13 largest defence manufacturers will showcase 250+ models of modern weapons and military equipment.

"The Dubai Airshow has steadily ranked among the top five largest and most important international aerospace exhibitions. For JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT, it is one of the main foreign platforms to promote Russian aircraft and air defence equipment, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, whose share in the company's order book reaches 50%. Here we have to compete with the global leading arms manufacturers,"- said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT. "Dubai Airshow is a venue to unveil new products. In 2023, will present here for the first time the IL-76MD-90A(E) military transport aircraft, the latest air weapons for the fifth-generation fighters, including the RVV-MD2 and RVV-BD air-to-air guided missiles, the Kh-69 cruise missile, as well as the world's best Ka-52 attack helicopter with a line of air weapons, which has proven effective in countering modern armored vehicles in real combat conditions."

The IL-76MD-90A(E) military transport aircraft, located in an outdoor static display area, is multifunctional and has been successfully used for a wide range of missions, including for special and airdrop operations. It can carry up to 60 tons of cargo to a distance of up to 4,000 km, and 20 tons – to 8,500 km.

The aircraft is equipped with a multi-channel electro-optical sighting system to determine an airdrop area and control personnel and cargo airdrops, as well as the President-S defensive aids system. Along with the IL-76MD-90A(E), JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT will showcase various airdrop systems, including the Junker-DG-250 automated cargo delivery system for the first time in the Middle East.

During demo flights, the Ka-52 scout/attack helicopter, recognized by international experts as the best helicopter in its market segment, will show visitors the elements of piloting available only for a coaxial helicopter: flat turn towards the target, lateral movements at high speeds and deep sideslip with a negative pitch angle.

The Russian Aerospace Forces’ Russian Knights aerobatics demonstration team, which arrived at the Dubai Airshow at the invitation of the UAE Ministry of Defence, will perform aerobatics on Russian Su-30SM and Su-35S fighters during demo flights.

In the unmanned aerial vehicles segment, JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT will present the Orlan-30 unmanned aerial system in the outdoor static display area, and the Orion-E reconnaissance/attack UAV and KUB-E loitering munition in the pavilion.

In the pavilion, visitors to JSC ROSOBORONEXPOR 's stand can see the Su-57E fifth-generation fighter, IL-78MK-90A tanker aircraft, Su-35 multirole super-maneuverable fighter, Mi-28NE attack helicopter and the Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter.

In the air defence segment, JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT is exhibiting a wide range of air defence and electronic warfare systems. They can be used both independently and as part of a layered air defence system. The Russian exhibit includes the S-400 Triumf and S-350E Vityaz air defence missile systems, the Viking surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and various versions of the Tor SAM system produced by the Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation. A line of air defence equipment from the High Precision Systems holding company, incorporated into Rostec State Corporation, will be represented by the Pantsir-S1M self-propelled anti-aircraft gun/missile (SPAAGM) system, Igla-S and Verba man-portable air defence missile systems.

Visitors to the Russian pavilion can get acquainted with Russian counter-UAV assets, including the RB-504P-E, Repellent-Patrol, Argument-2 and Argument-3 systems, as well as the Pole-21E and R-330Zh electronic warfare systems for countering precision guided munitions. Visitors will also be presented a Russian automated system used against small UAVs.

As part of the Dubai Airshow 2023, JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT will present a new export product developed by the company's specialists in cooperation with relevant experts of the Russian Aerospace Forces – an integrated survival and self-defence system for aircrews of aircraft and helicopters who have ejected or found themselves on the ground after an emergency landing. A key element of the new system is a 5.56mm Kalashnikov AK-19 shortened assault rifle, presented abroad for the first time.

In addition to arranging the exhibit in the pavilion and the outdoor static display area, JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT will show reviews of the main Russian exhibit items, a preview of the air show and its most interesting moments on its digital platforms – on the company's official website, its Youtube, VK and Telegram channels.

"In addition to showcasing new Russian weapons at Dubai Airshow 2023, JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT will hold a rich business program. We are planning to meet with our partners from the Gulf countries and discuss military-technical cooperation between our countries. We will focus on technology partnership projects, which is the most popular format of cooperation in the Middle East today,"- Alexander Mikheev added. "In addition, during the airshow we will continue to develop contacts with African countries on the points of interaction found jointly during this year's Russia-Africa Summit in St. Petersburg".