12.11.2012 Press release

Rosoboronexport is taking part in the 9th International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition - "Airshow China 2012", held in the city of Zhuhai, China. This trade show is focused on presenting military air systems, munitions and space technologies.

First opened in 1996, the Airshow China has become a major regional venue for the promotion of modern aerospace technologies.

Rosoboronexport is a traditional exhibitor in the airshow. This year its exposition will be opened in the China Airshow Center of Zhuhai for the seventh time.

Promoting modern Russian air systems to markets in the Asia-Pacific region, members of the Rosoboronexport delegation will provide visitors and guests with information on different types of aircraft and helicopters, aero engines, weapon systems and munitions, air defence weapons, navigation and communication systems as well as flight simulators designed for basic and advanced pilot training.

Russian aircraft are in high demand in the international arms market, accounting for more than a half of Rosoboronexport's sales. Special interest arouses the Su-35 4++ generation super-manoeuvrable multi-role fighter designed to gain air superiority and defeat ground and surface targets at any time of day and night in all weather conditions. The MiG-29M/MiG-29M2 front-line fighters, Su-30MK multi-role fighters, Yak-130 combat trainers are also finding their market.

Good export potential is stated for specialised air systems such as the Il-78MK-90 advanced air tanker and Be-200 multifunctional amphibian. The latter has distinguished itself as a highly efficient high-capacity fire-fighter aircraft many a time.

Rotary-wing aircraft are represented by the Ka-52 reconnaissance-and-attack helicopter, Ka-226T lightweight multi-purpose helicopter, Mi-35M combat transport helicopter (the world's only helicopter capable of performing assault, transport and sanitary missions), Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter, and Mi-26T world's heaviest-lift cargo helicopter.

In special demand are air defence systems including the Antey-2500 long-range, Buk-M2E medium-range and Tor-M2E short-range multichannel missile systems, Pantsir-S1 gun/missile system and Igla-S man-portable missile system, as well as other air defence equipment.

"China has been our strategic partner for many years now, - says Sergei Kornev, head of the delegation and chief of Air Force department of Rosoboronexport. - Russia's share in the Asia-Pacific arms market is around 21 percent. Rosoboronexport offers its partners in this region various modes of cooperation: from delivering big batches of serially produced armaments and military equipment, as well as separate assemblies and units, to organising after-sale servicing, setting up servicing centres, implementing joint research and development projects. I am convinced that our participation in the Airshow China 2012 exhibition will give a new impetus for the development of Russia's military technical cooperation with China and other Pacific Asian countries".

Rosoboronexport's exposition is situated at Stand A1-1E.
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