More than $12 B contracts inked at MAKS Airshow

More than $12 B contracts inked at MAKS Airshow

MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – More than $12 billion in contracts have been signed at the MAKS-2013 international air and space show near Moscow, a sum exceeding the $10 billion record set in 2009.

United Aircraft Corporation president Mikhail Pogosyan said his company alone had signed at least $12 billion worth of contracts at the MAKS show this year, compared with $7.5 billion last year.

Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport has signed five new collaboration agreements with Italy’s Finmeccanica industrial group and OMA SUD aircraft maker, and inked a contract with Cameroon for Mi-17 helicopters. Russia’s MiG fighter jet maker has clinched an agreement with India to establish a servicing center for its aircraft in the Asian country.

The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a comprehensive $3 billion agreement with the UAC on maintenance and servicing of its aircraft, avionics and equipment, and signed a $50 million contract for a unique electronic warfare system.

The UTair airline has signed a contract with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. for six long-haul Superjets, worth $217.2 million.

Warplanes

On Tuesday, the UAC and the Defense Ministry signed a 80 billion ruble ($2.5 billion) contract for the servicing of aircraft, avionics and related equipment. The contract was signed in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Corporation head Pogosyan said his company’s current portfolio of orders for the Defense Ministry was for over 300 planes, while the total volume of orders as part of the state arms procurement program would be about 600 aircraft.

Under a separate deal, the Defense Ministry will receive three modernized A-50U early-warning-and-control planes this year, said Vartan Shakhgedanov, deputy general designer at the Vega company, which produces the planes.

A contract for a fourth plane is expected to be signed shortly, he added.

Shakhgedanov also said the Defense Ministry would receive the first of the two advanced Tu-214ON planes equipped for the Open Skies international program, at the MAKS airshow. The contract for the two aircraft is worth 5 billion rubles ($150 million), he added.

The Defense Ministry currently uses four An-30 aircraft and one Tu-154MLK-1 under the Open Skies Agreement.

On Wednesday, the MiG fighter jet maker signed two additional contracts with India worth a total $55 million. They are part of a general contract with India’s air force.

Under the first, $43 million contract, a servicing center will be established in India for maintenance and repair of Zhuk-ME on-board radars, MiG representatives said. The second, $12 million contract provides for the creation in India of a servicing center for modernized MiG-29UPG fighter jets.

Russia will deliver six MiG-29K Fulcrum “generation 4++” fighters to India this year as part of a 2010 contract for 29 planes worth $1.5 billion, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said.

India currently has 21 aircraft. Under the contract, MiG is to deliver 29 planes before 2015, Korotkov said. Last year four aircraft were delivered and one has been delivered so far this year, he added.

Civil Aviation

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co., the UTair airline and VEB Leasing signed a contract for the delivery of six Sukhoi Superjet-100LR planes, worth $217.2 million.

Deliveries of the 103-seat planes will start next year. The three companies previously signed a preliminary agreement for the delivery of 24 Superjets as the first stage of the implementation of a leasing agreement signed prior to that.

UTair is planning to operate the planes both on domestic flights (western Siberia and European Russia) and on flights to Europe.

The Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) is a short-to-medium-haul passenger aircraft developed by Sukhoi in collaboration with US and European aviation corporations including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.

UTair and VEB Leasing also signed a memorandum of intent for the lease of 10 MS-21-300 airliners. Under the deal, the aircraft will be provided between 2018 and 2020. MS-21 aircraft, currently in development, are to replace all models of Tu-154 and Tu-134 aircraft, as well as the Yak-42 in Russia, with initial deliveries due to start in 2017.

Ukraine’s Antonov aircraft maker has handed over a third An-158 passenger airliner to Cuba and signed a contract for the delivery of three more.

Ramon Martinez Echevarria, president of the Cuban Civil Aviation Corporation, thanked Russia’s leasing company, Ilyushin Finance Co., and the Antonov aircraft manufacturer for making the deal possible. The delivery of the other three aircraft has been planned for next year, Echevarria said, adding that they would help boost the tourist flow to and from Cuba.

The An-158 is made by Ukraine, but about 60 percent of its components are Russian-produced, which is why Russia has an interest in facilitating such deals, Russia’s minister for industry and trade, Denis Manturov, told a group of aviation students in Moscow in February. The aircraft also uses components that are French, German and US made, with the share of this last being under the 10 percent cutoff point that would prevent it being sold to Cuba under US sanctions.

Bombardier Q400 NextGen

Russian state corporation Rostec and Bombardier announced Wednesday that they had signed a letter of intent for the sale of 50 Q400 NextGen aircraft, The Wall Street Journal reported. The two companies also signed a memorandum of understanding to validate the opportunity to set up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line in Russia.

If definitive agreements are reached, a firm-order contract for 100 Q400 NextGen aircraft would be valued at around $3.39 billion, the WSJ said.

At present there are more than 120 Bombardier commercial aircraft in service in Russia and other the CIS states, Bombardier forecasts a market demand of about 400 aircraft in the region over the next two decades, the WSJ said.

Helicopters

In a groundbreaking deal, Russia on Wednesday inked a deal to deliver Mi-17 military transport helicopters to Cameroon. The deal was signed by Cameroon’s Defense Ministry and Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which is part of Russian Technologies.

It was not immediately clear how many helicopters Russia would deliver under the contract or when.

Drones

Russia’s Defense Ministry will sign a contract with the Kazan-based Enix company for 34 short-range reconnaissance drones before the end of the year, Enix General Designer Valery Pobezhimov told RIA Novosti.

Deliveries of 17 Eleron-3SV complexes comprising 34 drones should start in the first quarter of next year, he said.

Eleron-3SV is a modernized unmanned aerial vehicle that was approved for service with the Russian Armed Forces earlier this year. The system is about “five times cheaper” than its Western analogues, Pobezhimov said.

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Market of Il- 76MD- 90A up to 2030 will amount to 150-200 units

Market of  Il- 76MD- 90A up to 2030 will amount to 150-200 units

30.08.2013 ARMS- TASS
 
Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) . Market of Il- 76MD- 90A up to 2030 will amount to 150-200 units. It was announced today at the MAKS- 2013 by the President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC ) Mikhail Pogosyan .

He recalled that in October 2012, the Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of 39 military transport aircraft of this type. ” State Armaments Program ( SAP) also provides for the supply tankers , which will be produced based on the Il – 79MD -90A – Pogosyan said . – This will be the first order, which will be signed soon .”

In addition, the president of the UAP said that in considering of the SAP for years 2016-2025 it will also be planned additional purchases of the aircraft. According to Pogosyan , the platform Il- 76MD- 90A is the base for a range of specialized systems that will be established at the Ministry of Defence request .

” I also want to say that , according to our estimates , the new aircraft has good export potential. And so , all together gives the volume of deliveries of 150-200 aircraft, which is a good job for the plant ” Aviastar -SP ” , – the president OAK

” Rosoboronexport ” has signed five agreements with Italian companies

Gazeta.ru, 30.08.2013
 
” Rosoboronexport ” has signed five new agreements for projects in the field of special aircraft with two Italian companies Finmeccanica and OMASUD at MAKS – 2013 , the correspondent ” Gazety.Ru .”

Two agreements with Finmeccanica prescribed conditions to ensure the operation of the Be -200 and AN- 140-100 , which will be exported to the countries of the “Third World ” The aircraft equipped with electronic systems of production Finmeccanica.

The third agreement obliges the country to deliver the “third world ” ground complex of flight data processing “Topaz- M” . The fourth agreement is aimed at establishing a joint production of new modification amphibious aircraft Be- 103.

The fifth agreement with OMASUD aimed at creating the conditions for a joint venture on the basis of the Be -112 light amphibious aircraft needed to patrol the waters .

” The agreement is aimed at co-creation and promotion in third countries markets advanced aviation systems which will meet the requirements of potential customers. These aircraft will be in particular demand by States having a long maritime border and the” problem area “- the deputy director of” Rosoboronexport ” Alexander Mikheyev said.

At MAKS a new anti-aircraft system was shown

At MAKS  a new anti-aircraft system was shown

29.08.2013 Lenta.ru
 
Concern PVO ” Almaz- Antey” shown at MAKS – 2013 in Zhukovsky a new air defense missile system of medium-range S- 350E “Vityazy “, the blog bmpd writes. This sistem uses a series of anti-aircraft missiles 9M96 , similar to those which used in the C- 300PMU -2 . According to the index of demonstrated products , it appears in the export version .

The first show of the “Vityazy” held in mid- June 2013 in the premises Obukhov factory in St. Petersburg. This show was closed ; technique was demonstrated during a visit to the factory of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then it became known that before the end of 2013 “Vityazy” will be transferred to the Ministry of Defense of Russia to the test.

” Vityazy” is a self-propelled launcher with missiles and medium-range . The complex works in conjunction with all-aspect radar and command post on the basis of car BAZ . In the future, he will have to partially replace aging C-300 and complement the multi-layered system of air and missile defense of Russia , which structure will also include new air defense system S- 400 and S -500

New deals clinched at MAKS-2013 Airshow

New deals clinched at MAKS-2013 Airshow

ZHUKOVSKY, August 28 (RIA Novosti) – Day 2 at the MAKS-2013 international air and space show just outside Moscow saw more contracts signed and important initiatives announced.

Warplanes

Russia’s MiG fighter jet maker has signed two additional contracts with India worth a total $55 million, the corporation said Wednesday. They are part of a general contract with India’s air force.

Under the first, $43 million contract, a servicing center will be established in India for maintenance and repair of Zhuk-ME on-board radars, MiG representatives said. The second, $12 million contract provides for the creation in India of a servicing center for modernized MiG-29UPG fighter jets.

Russia will deliver six MiG-29K Fulcrum “generation 4++” fighters to India this year as part of a 2010 contract for 29 planes worth $1.5 billion, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said at the MAKS-2013 international air and space show.

India currently has 21 aircraft. Under the contract, MiG is to deliver 29 planes before 2015, Korotkov said. Last year four aircraft were delivered and one has been delivered so far this year, he added.

Helicopters

In a groundbreaking deal, Russia is to deliver Mi-17 military transport helicopters to Cameroon, a spokesperson for Russian Technologies said Wednesday.

The deal was signed by Cameroon’s Defense Ministry and Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which is part of Russian Technologies.

“This is the first contract as part of military technology collaboration between Russia and Cameroon,” Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said in a statement. It was not immediately clear how many helicopters Russia would deliver under the contract or when.

In his statement, Rosoboronexport’s CEO explicitly identified expanding exports to countries in Africa as a priority, and said it is seeking to renew ties with Botswana, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.

In February a Russian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and including the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation under Russia’s Defense Ministry traveled to Cameroon and held a series of meetings about bilateral cooperation.

Drones

Russia’s Defense Ministry will sign a contract with the Kazan-based Enix company for 34 short-range reconnaissance drones before the end of the year, Enix General Designer Valery Pobezhimov told RIA Novosti.

Deliveries of 17 Eleron-3SV complexes comprising 34 drones should start in the first quarter of next year, he said.

Eleron-3SV is a modernized unmanned aerial vehicle that was approved for service with the Russian Armed Forces earlier this year. The system is about “five times cheaper” compared to its Western analogues, Pobezhimov said.

Civil Aviation

Ukraine’s Antonov aircraft maker has handed over a third An-158 passenger airliner to Cuba and signed a contract for the delivery of three more, Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency reported Wednesday.

Ramon Martinez Echevarria, president of the Cuban Civil Aviation Corporation, thanked Russia’s leasing company, Ilyushin Finance Co., and the Antonov aircraft manufacturer for making the deal possible.

The delivery of the other three aircraft has been planned for next year, Echevarria said, adding that they would help boost the tourist flow to and from Cuba.

The An-158 is made by Ukraine, but about 60 percent of its components are Russian-produced, which is why Russia has an interest in facilitating such deals, Russia’s minister for industry and trade, Denis Manturov, told a group of aviation students in Moscow in February.

The aircraft also uses components that are French, German and US made, with the share of this last being under the 10 percent cutoff point that would prevent it being sold to Cuba under US sanctions.

Bombardier Q400 NextGen

Russian state corporation Rostec and Bombardier announced Wednesday that they had signed a letter of intent for the sale of 50 Q400 NextGen aircraft, The Wall Street Journal reported. The two companies also signed a memorandum of understanding to validate the opportunity to set up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line in Russia.

If definitive agreements are reached, a firm-order contract for 100 Q400 NextGen aircraft would be valued at around $3.39 billion, the WSJ said.

Alexei Fedorov, managing director of aviation projects at Rostec, hailed the agreements as “a landmark opportunity for the Q400 NextGen aircraft program.”

Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, was quoted by the WSJ as saying the company had identified Russia as “key to our growth and sustainability.”

At present there are more than 120 Bombardier commercial aircraft in service in Russia and other the CIS states, Bombardier forecasts a market demand of about 400 aircraft in the region over the next two decades, the WSJ said.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Airbus and the Rostec Group-affiliated RT-Biotekhprom signed a collaboration deal to speed up the development and commercialization of sustainable fuels for aviation.

“The partnership is aimed at assessing suitable feedstocks to comply with ecological, economic and social sustainability criteria. The sustainability analysis will be managed by Airbus in close collaboration with RT-Biotekhprom,” Airbus said in a press release.

The partnership aims to develop a complete sustainable aviation fuel production capability in Russia, using only sustainable resources.

Airbus will provide support to RT-Biotekhprom in ensuring that the fuel produced meets international aviation standards, the company said.

“We are delighted to be working with our Russian partners RT-Biotekhprom,” said Christopher Buckley, executive vice president of sales at Airbus. “Sustainable fuels are a crucial part of the roadmap to meet the aviation industry’s ambitious CO2 targets.”

“The project will help us to improve the understanding of aviation Biofuels commercialization in Russia, identify the opportunities and challenges, and evaluate the possibility of social, economic, market and technology change and its cost, obstacles and challenges,” RT-Biothekhprom CEO Sergei Krayevoi said, according to the Airbus press release.

Russian Med fleet redeployment “not linked” to Syria – Navy

MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – The redeployment of Russian Naval vessels in the Mediterranean Sea is part of a planned rotation and is not linked with the worsening situation in Syria, a Russian Naval spokesperson said Thursday.

The statement comes after media reports had suggested that the grouping of Russian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea was to be changed in direct connection with events in Syria. Admiral Viktor Chirkov, commander of the Russian Navy, told Zvezda TV channel Sunday that Russia “should have five or six vessels permanently deployed in the Mediterranean,” but did not say how many were already there.

“The vessels in the Mediterranean, like those in other parts of the world, act under plans by the Russian Naval Command and General Staff, and fulfil tasks set,” the Naval spokesperson said.

“On completion of these tasks, the vessels then either return to their bases, or are replaced by other vessels to complete the tasks set,” the spokesperson said, adding “This does not amount to a renewal of any grouping or groupings, it is a planned rotation.”

The spokesperson for the Russian Navy did not share any further details with RIA Novosti regarding the ships involved, and said Navy General Staff decides what class of vessel to send.

In Russia the hypersonic missile created

In Russia the hypersonic missile created

29.08.2013 TSAMTO
 
Russia has already created a hypersonic missile capable of flying at speeds over Mach 4.5 (about 5.2 thousand kilometers per hour). On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, at MAKS-2013 in Zhukovsky CEO of “Tactical Missiles” said. According to him, the new missile is able to perform until hypersonic flight only for a few seconds.

“We are now able to fly at hypersonic, we now fly at hypersonic missiles at a speed of Mach 4.5, but we need not short-term but sustained flight at hypersonic missile in the atmosphere. We need to achieve a long-term mission and not on a small hypersonic », ─ he said, it is need to develop a missile capable of flying at speeds of six, ten and 14 Mach numbers. “These steps are completely different from the point of view of scientific thought, but they need to be found», ─ added CEO of TRV.