At the LAAD 2015 International Defense and Security Exhibition to be held from April 14 to 17 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, will discuss prospects for expanding military-technical cooperation with Brazil and other Latin American countries.
“We have a huge potential for further enhancing cooperation with Brazil. Today, we are laying the foundation of not just separate, even major projects, but the broadest industrial, scientific and technological cooperation, which will positively impact both interstate relationship and the economies of both countries,” - said Sergey Ladygin, Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport, who heads the Company’s delegation of at the exhibition.
At LAAD 2015, along with the prospects for the supply of the final defense products, Rosoboronexport’s delegation and Brazilian partners will discuss the issues of establishing licensed production facilities, joint R&D projects, the development of new models of weapons and military equipment, including for delivery to third countries.
Rosoboronexport expects that Latin American partners will take interest in the super agile Su-35 multipurpose fighter, Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Mi-35M attack/transport helicopter, Mi-17-type military transport helicopters, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 attack helicopters, Pantsir-S1 self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun system, Nebo-SVU radar. In the area of army materiel, the Russian automotive equipment – Tigr and Gorets-M armored vehicles, as well as KamAZ military trucks – have good export prospects in the region.
During the exhibition, the Rosoboronexport’s delegation will present the Safe City integrated security system project for cities, industrial facilities and state borders to the State Government of Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia city leaders. Such a system has been used successfully to ensure security of the Olympic Games in Sochi and can be established as part of preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
In the course of LAAD 2015 Rosoboronexport’s specialists will hold talks with high ranking delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, China and South Africa.
Military-technical cooperation with Brazil has been carried out since 1994, when a contract for the delivery of several batches of Igla type MANPADS was signed. In 2008, an intergovernmental agreement on military-technical cooperation was concluded. Rosoboronexport’s contract to supply a batch of Mi-35M military transport helicopters was a real breakthrough in the bilateral relationship. The contract provides also that a service center for repair of these helicopters will be established in Brazil.
Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec Corporation, is the sole state-owned arms trade company in the Russian Federation authorized to export the full range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. Rosoboronexport is one of the leading world arms exporters to the international market. Its share in Russia's military exports exceeds 80 percent. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations in the Russian defence industrial complex. Russia maintains military technical cooperation with more than 70 countries around the world.
The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian Corporation, established in 2007 with the purpose of support the design, manufacture and export of high-tech industrial products of civilian and military designation. It includes 700 organizations, of which nine are currently holding companies in the defense industry and five are holdings in civilian industries. In addition, 22 organizations are directly subordinate. The Rostec portfolio includes such famous brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec is located in the territory of 60 federal subjects of the Russian Federation, and it delivers products to markets in more than 70 countries. In 2013, Rostec revenue totaled 1.04 trillion rubles. Tax payments to public coffers at all levels exceeded RUB 138 billion.