At SITDEF 2015, Rosoboronexport will discuss the prospects for expanding military-technical cooperation with Peru
13.05.2015 Press release

At the International Defense Technology Exhibition, SITDEF 2015, which will be held from May 14 to 17 in Lima (Peru), Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, will discuss the supply of military products and promising projects of technological cooperation with Peru.

“At the exhibition, we will discuss the steps in implementing the main areas in the field of military-technical cooperation, which were identified in the course of the official visit to Russia in November 2014 of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and Defense Minister Pedro Kateriano, who is now prime minister. There are good prospects both in supply of military products and in the field of technological cooperation,” said Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport Sergei Ladygin, who heads the company’s delegation at SITDEF 2015.

Russian helicopters as well as army weapons and equipment, especially armored vehicles, automobiles and the Kornet family of antitank missile systems, have the greatest export potential in the Peruvian market.

The development of technological cooperation, including launching licensed production and establishing maintenance & repair centers for previously supplied Russian military products, will be a separate matter of talks with partners from Peru and other countries in the region.

In particular, in the framework of the Russian side’s offset obligations related to the supply of Mi-171SH helicopters to Peru, Rosoboronexport, together with Helicopters of Russia, is carrying out preparations for establishing a service center for overhaul of helicopters, including fuselage, on-board equipment and avionics. Later, it is planned to increase its capacity and technical capabilities.

It is also expected that the delegations from Latin America countries will express interest in the Su-35 and Su-30MK2 multirole fighters, Mi-17-type military transport helicopters, Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopter, Mi-28NE attack helicopter and Mi-35M attack/transport helicopter, Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile/gun system, T-90S MBT, BMPT Terminator tank support combat vehicle, BMP-3 IFV and BTR-80A APC.

Peru is one of Russia’s traditional partners in Latin America. Peruvian-Russian military-technical cooperation has now lasted for more than 40 years. Since then Peru has been supplied with Soviet- and Russian-made attack aircraft, attack and transport helicopters, armored vehicles, multiple rocket launchers, anti-tank missile systems, air defense weapons and other military and dual-purpose products.

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 85 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.

tags: SITDEF, Peru,