Rosoboronexport to hold talks on aircraft deliveries to the Middle East countries
21.01.2016 Press release

At the Bahrain International Airshow 2016 (January 21-23, Sakhir Air Base), Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, will discuss the prospects for deliveries of Russian aviation equipment.

Rosoboronexport’s delegation will hold talks with representatives of the armed forces of the Middle East and North African countries displaying an interest in buying Russian aircraft, helicopters and air weapons.

The Su-35 and MiG-29M/M2 multirole fighters, Yak-130 combat trainer, Il-76MD-90A military transport, Ka-52 and Mi-28NE attack helicopters, Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter, and Mi-17 type military transport helicopters have great export potential in the region.

“Rosoboronexport’s order portfolio for aviation equipment exceeds currently $22 billion. Interest from foreign customers, including in the Middle East and North Africa, is growing. This stems from both launching new aircraft models to the international market and high operational effectiveness of modern Russian military aircraft, including its capabilities for delivering surgical strikes on ground targets. Demand is supported by an excellent cost-effectiveness ratio and Russia’s reputation as a reliable and responsible partner in military-technical cooperation,” said Sergey Kornev, Head of Air Force Equipment Export Department, who leads the Rosoboronexport’s delegation at the exhibition.

At the exhibition, Rosoboronexport will hold the open presentation “Russian Military Aircraft Fighting against Terrorism,” which analyzes the Russian aircraft’s capabilities for use in counter-terrorist operations. The event will take place on January 21 at the Media Center at 14.00 (2 pm).

The Bahrain International Airshow has been held since 2010. This year, along with Rosoboronexport, it will be attended by Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Russian Helicopters and United Aircraft Copporation delegations.