Rosoboronexport enhances cooperation with Malaysia
14.04.2014 Message

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will discuss with its Malaysian partners current and prospective projects intended for all military services during DSA 2014 - Defence Services Asia Conference and Exhibition, to be held from 14 to 17 April 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"Our military technical cooperation with Malaysia has been developing rather dynamically on the mutually beneficial basis. It is fostered by successful operation of Russian-made equipment supplied earlier and our measures to improve after-sale services, - declared Nikolai Dimidyuk, Rosoboronexport's special project director and head of the delegation at the exhibition. - Good prospects are open for Russian air systems such as multi-role fighters and military transport helicopters in particular, air defence equipment, close combat weapons as well as littoral control systems and patrol vessels".

At DSA 2014 Rosoboronexport will present to Malaysian partners the Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter. This helicopter can substantially improve combat capabilities of army units fighting against separatist and terrorist groups.

Rosoboronexport specialists believe that the Malaysian side will be very much interested in the Buk-M2E medium-range air defence missile system, Pantsir-S1 close-range air defence gun/missile system, Kornet-E/Kornet-EM and Metis-M1 antitank missile systems, as well as Mirazh, Sobol and Mangust patrol boats.

Plans are made also to discuss issues related to the implementation of the continuing contracts with the Malaysian Armed Forces including, for instance, operation of a servicing centre for the Su-30MKM fighter repairs and maintenance.

Rosoboronexport considers DSA 2014 a good venue for strengthening relations with its customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Meetings are scheduled, in particular, with military officials from Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka and other states in the region. It is expected that they will show great interest in the modernized T-90S MBT, Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 attack helicopters, Amur-1650 submarine, coastal missile systems.

Russia signed its first foreign military sales contract with Malaysia in 1993 for the delivery of the MiG-29 multirole fighters which were deeply modernised later. In the 2000s Malaysia concluded contracts for supplying the Metis-M1 antitank missile systems, small arms, Igla man-portable air defence missile systems and Su-30MKM multi-role fighters. In 2007 the first Malaysian cosmonaut was sent to the International Space Station on board the Soyuz spacecraft under the provisions of the offset programme within the contract for the delivery of the Su-30MKM fighters.

Russian-Malaysian military technical cooperation is unique in many respects and makes a good basis for establishing durable and confidential relations between our countries.

Rosoboronexport 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 Russian corporation Rostec was established in 2007 with the purpose to render assistance to industries in the development, production and export of high-technology military and civil-purpose products. It comprises 663 enterprises grouped into eight holding companies in the defence industrial complex, and five holding companies in civil industry branches. The Rostec subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation, and export their products to more than 70 countries worldwide.