Rosoboronexport to Offer India New Joint Projects in Aviation at Aero India 2023

Rosoboronexport to Offer India New Joint Projects in Aviation at Aero India 2023

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Rosoboronexport (a unit of Rostec State Corporation) is the organizer of Russia’s collective display at the Aero India 2023 International Aerospace Exhibition that will take place from February 13 to 17, 3023 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, India.

“Rosoboronexport is a permanent exhibitor at Aero India, one of the world’s largest air shows, where the Russian display traditionally stands out for its scale and the range of exhibited products for the Air and Air Defense Forces. The exhibition gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase modern Russian-made weaponry and discuss the areas for further bilateral cooperation with India,” said Alexander A. Mikheev, Rosoboronexport Director General. “The military-technical cooperation between Russia and India is an example of industrial partnership with a number of completed and ongoing joint projects for all services of the armed forces. Today we are offering new points of cooperation within the joint development and production of high-tech products on the premises of Indian enterprises under the national Make in India program in compliance with all localization and technology transfer requirements.”

Russia’s collective display, located in Pavilion B, includes the stands of Rosoboronexport, United Aircraft Corporation (a unit of Rostec), and Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation. Delegations of Russia’s major enterprises manufacturing products related to the thematic areas of the exhibition will also be working at Aero India.

In India, Rosoboronexport is exhibiting about 200 advanced Russian-made samples of armaments and military hardware, including the advanced Su-57E fifth-generation multifunctional fighter, the Checkmate light tactical aircraft, the IL-76MD-90A(E) military transport aircraft, the IL-78MK-90A tanker aircraft, the Su-35 and the Su-30SME super-maneuverable fighters, and the MiG-35D multifunctional frontline fighter.

Rosoboronexport will also present the Ka-226T light utility helicopter, the production of which is suggested to be launched under the Make in India program on the premises of Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited, a joint venture with the participation of Russian and Indian industrial companies.

In addition, a wide range of various Russian military helicopters will be demonstrated at Aero India 2023. Among them are the upgraded versions of the Ka-52E and Mi-28NE attack helicopters and the Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, which are in strong demand on the world market and in the Asia-Pacific region today.

Visitors to the Rosoboronexport display are invited to see Russian unmanned aerial vehicles, including the Orion-E reconnaissance/strike UAV, the Orlan-10E reconnaissance UAV and the Orlan-30, a new product launched in 2022.

In the air defense segment, Rosoboronexport is showcasing the entire range of assets that can operate both independently and as part of an echeloned air defense system. Russia’s collective display exhibits the S-350E Vityaz air defense missile system, the Viking, Tor-M2KM, Tor-M2E SAM systems, and the Pantsir-S1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun/missile (SPAAGM) system. In addition, the company will offer the Igla-S and Verba man-portable air defense systems. Russian-made anti-drone systems, including Repellent, RLK-MCE, RB-504P-E and RB-504A-E, will also be on display.

As part of Aero India 2023’s business program, Rosoboronexport plans to hold substantive meetings and negotiations with representatives of the Ministry of Defense and other security agencies of India and other countries of the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the company expects to work extensively with state-owned and private enterprises of the Indian defense industry with a view to expanding the scope of industrial partnership between Russia and India in accordance with the requirements of India’s flagship programs Make in India and Self-Reliant India.