Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, will set up a Russian display at the 10th Exponaval 2016, an international maritime defense exhibition. This anniversary iteration is to take place at the Naval Base in Viña del Mar, Chile, on 29 November - 2 December. The Russian delegation is led by the Russian Federal Service for Technical and Military Cooperation.
“Rosoboronexport is seeking opportunities at Exponaval 2016 to promote naval weapons and equipment in the region. Russia ranks Latin America among the most promising regions for the development of military and technical cooperation with due considerations given to the plans of such states as Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela to upgrade their equipment and purchase modern, advanced weapons for their military forces,” says Rosoboronexport’s Naval Department head Oleg Azizov, who will lead the company’s team at the event.
Rosoboronexport’s booth is No. 160-N occupying 59.5 m2. It has around 200 military products displayed in different forms.
Specialists of the company believe that in the surface ship segment the most promising future in the region faces the Mangust high-speed patrol boat (Project 12150), Mirazh patrol boat (Project 14310), Project 10410 border guard escort ship, and Gepard-3.9 frigate, a derivative of the Project 11661 escort ship. Among submarines Project-636 and Project-1650, dubbed the Amur-1650, both conventional, are expected to be the most popular there. Obviously, the Caliber-PLE and Caliber-NKE integrated missile systems, already combat-proven, as well as Bal-E and Bastion mobile shore-based missile systems, and UGST versatile deep-water homing torpedoes will catch the attention of visitors.
Rosoboronexport contemplates heightened interest of the countries in the region in Arctic products, manufactured by Russian companies. These include hydrographic survey vessels and icebreakers, as well as the Mi-26T2 that has already demonstrated its effectiveness in the Arctic.
There will also be technical conferences, presentations, and seminars. Rosoboronexport’s team will have a very tight business schedule at Exponaval 2016. Already fitted into it are several meetings with military representatives of Latin American countries, as well as heads of other agencies, and top managers.