Rosoboronexport will take part in India’s first naval show
20.09.2013 Press release

Rosoboronexport will participate in NAMEXPO 2013, India’s premiere international naval & maritime exposition and conference to be held in Cochin, India from 23 to 27 September 2013.

Enterprises affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) – Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, St. Petersburg-based Malakhit Marine Engineering Bureau and Sudoexport – as well as the Mars Research & Production Association and the Aquamarin Company will display their products under the aegis of Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation.

“We work closely with our Indian partners in the naval area and hope that the new specialized exhibition will be a good platform to showcase our capabilities. Today, India has set ambitious goals to strengthen the national naval forces and Russia, as its strategic ally, is ready to comprehensively cooperate to effectively implement these plans,” – said Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Viktor Komardin who leads the Company’s delegation at the exhibition.

Among the models having high potential in the Indian market are the Project 11356 frigates, which have long been successfully operated by the Indian Navy, Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine and a variety of naval weapon systems.

According to Viktor Komardin, at NAMEXPO 2013, the Russian side is planning to discuss concrete steps to deepen cooperation with India’s state and private manufacturers of naval equipment. In particular, the joint design and construction of new ships is one of the most promising areas of cooperation.

Rosoboronexport will also hold talks with its partners in Southeast Asia, where potential customers are showing great interest in patrol boats and Project 22460E patrol ships, Gepard 3.9-class frigates, Bastion and Bal-E coastal defense missile systems, shipborne SAM and artillery systems, and anti-ship missiles. In addition, the integrated coastal zone surveillance systems in various configurations and their components, in particular the Podsolnukh-E coastal over-the-horizon surface wave radar, have high export potential.

More than 70 warships have been built for India over more than 45 years of Russian-Indian cooperation in the naval sphere. Russia is providing assistance in designing and supplying systems and equipment for indigenously developed ships under construction in India. Among them are the Project 15A, 15B destroyers, Project 17 frigates and Project 71 aircraft carrier. In addition, Sevmash, part of USC, is completing the trials of the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya.

Rosoboronexport – is the sole state intermediary agency for Russia's export of the whole spectrum of defence related and dual- use products, services and technology, forms a part of State Corporation Rostec. Rosoboronexport is ranked among the leading operators in the world arms market. Over 80% of Russia's arms and military techniques export falls to share of the company. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations of Russia's defence and industrial complex. Geography of military- technical cooperation of Russia is over 70 countries.

State Corporation Russian technologies (Rostec) ─ Russian corporation, established in 2007 for assistance in development, production and export of advance technology civil and military products. The Corporation includes 663 organizations, which presently form 8 holding companies in defence and industrial complex and 5 ─ in civil industry. Rostec organizations are located in the territory of 60 parties of Russia and deliver production to markets of more than 70 countries. Rostec proceeds in 2012 amounted to 931 billion rubles, net profit ─ 38,5 billion rubles. Tax payments to all levels budgets exceeded 109 billion rubles.