Rosoboronexport and leading Italian Industries set to establish cooperation in the airborne surveillance domain
07.09.2012 Press release

JSC "Rosoboronexport" and Italian company "OMA SUD S.p.A.", i.e. the affiliate of "ATR Group" and designer and manufacturer of certified multimission general-purpose aircraft – twin-engine SKYCAR and single-engine REDBIRD, signed Memorandum of Understanding during the 9th International Exhibition "Gydroaviasalon-2012" which traditionally takes place on the Russian coast of Black Sea in Gelendzhik.

The main purpose of the cooperation is joint production of light amphibian aircraft, on basis of the one, developed by JSC "Beriev", capable to perform special patrolling as well as humanitarian and double-purpose missions.

The Agreement between JSC "Rosoboronexport" and "SELEX Galileo Ltd" was signed within the frames of work set out in July in Farnborough on development of cooperation mechanism on project "Integrated diagnostic centers" for operation and maintenance of Russian and Western origin fix and rotary wing aircraft, earlier delivered to third countries.

As well JSC "Rosoboronexport" and "MBDA Italia S.p.A" signed a corresponding Agreement, specifying the order of interaction of the Russian and the Italian Sides, on purpose of implementation of joint projects in field of special purpose aviation in the interests of third countries.

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