UAC will take part in Singapore Airshow 2014

UAC will take part in  Singapore Airshow 2014

11.02.2014 UAC

The Delegation of the United Aircraft Corporation, under leading of President Mikhail Pogosyan will take part in the international air show Singapore Airshow 2014, which will be held from 11 to 16 February at the exhibition center “Changi”. Products of UAC will be presented by aircraft civil and military aviation. Sukhoi Superjet 100 and Yak-130 will participate at Singapore Airshow for the first time

Russian Combat Jet Trainer to Perform at Singapore Air Show

Russian Combat Jet Trainer to Perform at Singapore Air Show

MOSCOW, February 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s new Yak-130 combat trainer will take part in demonstration flights at the Singapore Air Show next month, a government agency said Wednesday.

According to the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation will also showcase models of Su-35 and T-50 fighter jets as well as several civilian aircraft: the Sukhoi Superjet 100, MS-21 and Be-200.

The Yak-130 Mitten jet trainer/light attack aircraft is a subsonic two-seat aircraft developed by the Yakovlev design bureau.

It is a highly maneuverable plane with an extended range of about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) and a maximum speed of 1,060 kilometers (600 miles) per hour in level flight. It can carry a combat payload of up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds), consisting of a variety of Russian and Western developed weapons.

In 2012, Russia was the world’s second-largest arms exporter for the second year running, exporting $15.2 billion worth of weaponry while adding Afghanistan, Ghana, Oman and Tanzania to a list of about 80 other foreign customers.

Sales of aircraft traditionally account for about 40 percent of Russian arms sales abroad, according to government statistics.

The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event, will be held on February 11-16 and host over 550 companies from 38 countries.

Russia Arms Sales Grew Sharply in 2012 – Report

Russia Arms Sales Grew Sharply in 2012 – Report

STOCKHOLM, January 31 (RIA Novosti) – Russian defense companies saw a large increase in arms sales in 2012 due to growing domestic procurement, an independent think tank said Friday.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released new data on international arms production, showing that while sales by companies in the United States, Canada and most West European countries continued to fall, arms sales by Russian firms increased by 28 percent.

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies totaled $395 billion in 2012, according to SIPRI’s annual list of the world’s 100 largest arms manufacturers.

The seven Russian companies that made it into the 2012 SIPRI Top 100, including Almaz-Antei, United Aircraft Corporation and Russian Helicopters, sold over $22 billion worth of weaponry.

“Russian arms companies continue to maintain high export levels, but the increase in estimated arms sales in 2012 mainly reflects large and growing domestic sales, as part of Russia’s $700 billion 2011–20 State Armaments Plan,” the institute said in a press release.

According to Sam Perlo-Freeman, Director of SIPRI’s Military Expenditure and Arms Production Program, “the Russian arms industry is gradually re-emerging from the ruins of the Soviet industry.”

“Nonetheless, the industry is still plagued by outdated equipment, inefficient organization and widespread corruption, which will continue to limit Russia’s ability to compete technologically with the West,” he said.

Russia became the world’s second-largest arms exporter in 2011, generating $13.2 billion in revenues.

In 2012, Russia exported $15.2 billion worth of weaponry while adding Afghanistan, Ghana, Oman and Tanzania to a list of about 80 foreign customers.

India remains the leading purchaser of Russian arms, with China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Venezuela and countries of the Middle East also figuring among the main clients of the Russian defense industry.