Pentagon Insists on Buying Russian Helicopters for Afghanistan – Rosoboronexport

Mi-17B5 "Hip" transport helicopters for the Afghan Army

10:07 14/08/2014

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow Region), August 14 (RIA Novosti) – The Pentagon is insisting on the purchase of Russian helicopters for Afghanistan regardless of US Congress protests, the delegation head of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

“Regardless of [US] congressmen’s protests, different types of substitution, switching over to US production, the American military in the Pentagon are persistently insisting on purchasing Russian helicopters,” Igor Sevastianov said at an international arms exhibition in the Moscow Region.

Russia earlier signed three contracts with the Pentagon on the delivery of more than 70 Mi-17B5 “Hip” transport helicopters for the Afghan Army.

The international Oboronexpo 2014 military technology exhibition is taking place in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, from August 13 to 17. The event is expected to see in attendance 250 Russian firms and 11 foreign companies from Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, India, China, the United States of America, France, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland.

The expo provides an opportunity for discussions and cooperation among industry players. The equipment and hardware showcased at the exhibition can also be seen in action at a range located at the exhibition site.

Germany, France, USA companies to take part in international arms exhibition in Zhukovsky

The exhibition has drawn 212 Russian companies, as well as eight foreign companies

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MOSCOW, August 13./ITAR-TASS/. Eight foreign companies will participate in an international forum on the theme of “Technologies in Engineering-2014” and an “OboronExpo-2014” arms exhibition, which are to be held at Zhukovsky outside Mocow from August 13 to 17. There will be enterprises from Germany, France, and the United Sates among them, an official in the press service of Russia’s Federal Service for Technical Military Cooperation (FSTMC) told Itar-Tass.

The FSTMC announcement said, “The exhibition has drawn 212 Russian companies (forty-nine of them, including nine technical military cooperation ones, will display products of military purpose), as well as eight foreign companies from Belarus, Germany, India, China, the USA, and France”.

According to FSTMC data, the demonstration programme will be based on 38 specimens of hardware of the Russian Ministry of Defence, including 14 ones to be displayed within the framework of the military patriotic programme “Invincible and Legendary”.

Western Sanctions Not Affecting International Military Exhibition in Russia

Armored and tactical vehicles at military exhibition in Zhukovsky, Moscow region

12:53 11/08/2014 

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow Region), August 11 (RIA Novosti) – Western sanctions imposed on Russia have not disrupted German, US, and French participation in the Oboronexpo 2014 military technology exhibition outside Moscow, organizers said Monday.

“The leaders of the Russian military industry are among the participants from 11 countries, including Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, India, China, the United States of America, France, the Czech Republic and Switzerland,” the organizers said in a press release.

Oboronexpo 2014 is to take place on August 13-17 in the Russian town of Zhukovsky in Moscow Region. The main aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate the current trends in the military-industrial complex, including in missiles and artillery, armored and tactical vehicles, unmanned multi-purpose vehicle systems and communications equipment.

Representatives of government agencies, business circles, industrial structures, financial institutions and scientific organizations, as well as the leadership of Russia and other countries are scheduled to take part in Oboronexpo 2014.

Expositions from more than 250 participants are to be held over an area of more than 6,000 square meters.

Deployment of full-scale models of modern military technology takes place at the static exposition “Oboronexpo 2014″ in Zhukovsky

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According to ARMS-TASS correspondent the holding “Precision complexes” shows combat systems, entered into service by ground forces in recent years. They are delivered in Zhukovsky from the existing parts of the Army.
“Today, in the exposition of the holding “Precision complexes” at “Oboronexpo 2014″ air defense missile-gun system “Pantsir-C”, operational-tactical missile complex “Iskander-M” and self-propelled anti-tank missile complex “Chrysantema-S are deployed “, said the representative of the holding.
According to the directorate of KAMAZ the extended family of six vehicles, including tractor-trailer from the new lineup – KAMAZ-5490, which will be on display for the first time will be presented at “Oboronekspo 2014″.

Concern PVO “Almaz-Antey” in August, will present military products at two international exhibitions in Russia

TSAMTO, July 18. JSC “Concern PVO” Almaz-Antey “in August this year to take part in two major international exhibitions to be held in the Russian Federation.


As the press-service of JSC “Concern PVO” Almaz-Antey “, this international exhibition   is  ” Innovation Day of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation – 2014 “(August 4-5, p.Alabino, Naro-Fominsk district, Moscow region) and the International Forum  “Technologies in Engineering – 2014 “(August 13-17, Zhukovsky, Moscow region).

At MAKS a new anti-aircraft system was shown

At MAKS  a new anti-aircraft system was shown

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.


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.


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.


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.