Rosoboronexport to discuss future projects on behalf of third countries with its Belarusian partners
08.07.2014 Press release

At the 7th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, MILEX-2014, to be held from 9 to 12 July in Minsk, Belarus, Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will discuss promising projects on behalf of third countries with Belarusian partners as well as present a wide range of Russian military products.

“We participated in all MILEX exhibitions since 2001 and look forward to a fruitful work here again. Certainly, we’ve scheduled most of meetings precisely with our Belarusian partners. We maintain very close cooperation, which we intend to gradually expand. As regards Rosoboronexport’s area, it’s primarily about projects carried out on behalf of third countries in the field of production, repair and modernization of aircraft, armored vehicles, and air defense weaponry. Such cooperation offers manufacturers in both countries new opportunities in the global arms market and helps them operate more effectively in an increasingly competitive environment,”- said Valery Varlamov who heads the Rosoboronexport’s delegation at the exhibition.

Talks with the representatives of the State Military-Industrial Committee of Belarus, special exporters (JSC Beltechexport, SFTUE Belspetsvneshtechnika and SFTUE Belvneshpromservice), enterprises (JSC Peleng, JSC 558 Aircraft Repair Plant, JSC 140 Repair Plant, etc) have been scheduled to be held during the exhibition, These meetings will discuss current projects, as well as promising areas of cooperation in foreign markets.

In addition, Rosoboronexport expects to hold talks with its partners from other CIS countries, in particular with the delegations from Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. The issues of organizing licensed production and establishing service centers for previously supplied equipment are now actively discussed with the Commonwealth countries

Rosoboronexport’s booth will exhibit the latest models of weapons and military equipment. In particular, keen interest among foreign delegations is expected in different close-combat weapons, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles and their upgrade packages, GAZ-233036 Tigr (SPM-2) special police vehicle, modular Tor-M2KM SAM system and wheeled Tor-M2K version based on chassis manufactured by JSC Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant, Mi-28NE and Mi-35M attack helicopters.

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 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 9 holding companies in the defence industrial complex, and 5 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. The Rostec revenue in 2013 amounted to 1.04 trillion rubles, net profit - 40 billion rubles. Tax payments to the budgets of all levels exceeded 138 billion rubles.

tags: MILEX, Belarus,