“I believe that there is no direct danger. It is very difficult to make a copy of the high-tech product," he said. Pogosyan also remarked that he doesn't know cases of a copy achieviving global success on the world aircraft market.
Permanent technical improvement is the key method to fight unlicensed copying of aircraft, he said. “I believe that permanent progress, permanent movement forward is the key method to fight copying. The Russian industry is not at a stop and it is moving forward,” Pogosyan said.
In the 1990’s there were doubts that Russia would be able to sell its warplanes after China started legitimate production of the Su-27 fighters, he said, adding that these doubts were not confirmed.
The Chinese city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, hosts a major international air show China 2014. More than 700 companies, 45% of which are foreign are participating in the air show. More than 120 jets and helicopters are put on display at static exposition. Russia presents around 300 exhibits of military products, including 21 life-size models.
The international air show is held once in two years since 1996. This year the air show will close on November 16.