Rosoboronexport to present all kinds of weapons in Thailand for Southeast Asian countries
02.11.2015 Press release

Rosoboronexport, part of Rostec State Corporation, will present a wide range of hardware for all services of the armed forces and its integrated national security projects at the Asian International Defense & Security 2015 Exhibition & Conference to be held from 2 to 5 November in Bangkok.

“Our efforts are focused on the further expansion of cooperation with all the countries in Southeast Asia, including those Swhich have been traditionally working with Western manufacturers. Russian weapons are strongly competitive, effective and fully meet the needs of the region. In addition, Rosoboronexport is ready for the broadest possible cooperation with local producers, joint and licensed production, and close science and technology cooperation. This fully meets the interests of many our partners to establish their own high-tech defense industry,” said Victor Brakunov, head of Rosoboronexport’s external relations department, who leads the Company’s delegation at the exhibition.

Keen interest among our foreign partners is expected in Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft, Mi-17-type attack and military transport helicopters, T-90S tanks, BTR-80A armored personnel carriers, a police version of the Tigr armored motor vehicle, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, a wide range of small arms and naval equipment, including Gepard 3.9-class and Project 11356 frigates, Project 21632 Tornado-class corvettes, and Amur-1650-class submarines. Rosoboronexport expects greater attention to almost the entire export lineup of Russian air defenses, in particular to the Buk-M2E and Tor-M2 SAM systems, Pantsir-S1 air defense missile/gun system and Igla-S MANPADS.

At the exhibition, Rosoboronexport will present its Integrated Safety and Security of Major Administrative Entities, Critical Facilities and National Frontiers project to foreign customers. Ten type detailed integrated security projects (for protecting borders, ports and coastal areas, providing security of cities and critical industrial facilities, holding mass sports events, etc) have been developed based on an assessment of existing threats. Such systems are designed to establish a common information space, coordinate and control the activities of various law enforcement agencies and special services. This will make the fight against crime, terrorism, mass unrest, and illegal migration more effective and enable quick response to emergencies.

At Defense & Security 2015, Rosoboronexport will hold substantive talks with its key partners in Southeast Asia, as well as discuss the prospects for expanding military-technical cooperation with new partners.

Military-technical cooperation with Thailand began in 2009 with the deliveries of Kalashnikov assault rifles for the police. Later, contracts for the purchase of Mi-17V-5 helicopters and Igla-S MANPADS were signed. In addition, Rosoboronexport has been actively involved in all major tenders for the supply of military products for the Kingdom’s armed forces.