MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Main exporter of Russian defence industry products, Rosoboronexport, will display the produce of more than 400 Russian manufacturers at IDEF’15 exhibition in Turkey, the head of the company’s delegation, Anatoly Aksyonov told TASS.
"Rosoboronexport is the only state mediator in Russia in terms of exports and imports of the entire spectrum of defence-related and dual products, technologies and services. Its status furnishes it with unique opportunities to represent its products at the international defence industry fair IDEF’15 in Istanbul," Aksyonov said.
Possible supplies of the Antei-2500 antiaircraft missile systems to Turkey stay fully within the latter country’s powers to decide, said Aksyonov.
On September 2014, the committee secretariat decided to continue detailed talks on the issue with the Chinese company manufacturing FD-2000 complexes. Along with it, the Turks drew up a shortlist where the Chinese option occupies the top position, the U.S. stands second with the Patriot missiles and the SMART systems manufactured by the Italian-French corporation Eurosam turned up at the third place.
The Antei-2500 complexes were also put up for the bidding but it withdrew from the contest upon studying the proposals.
Turkish Army plans getting twelve complexes at the first stage of the project and to pay $ 3.5 billion to $ 4.0 billion for them.
Turkey is expected to take the final decision upon the end of talks with the participants on the transfers of technologies and other crucial matters upon the end of talks.
IDEF’15 will be held in Istanbul from May 5 through to May 8. It organizers say more than 700 companies from 46 countries will be represented.
The largest displays are those of Turkey with 265 companies and the U.S. (101 companies). German, British and French pavilions at the fair will also be impressive.
Russia will be represented by the state corporation Rotech and Rosoboronexport, which is a subsidiary of the former.