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Russia to demonstrate Su-57E fifth-generation fighter at Aero India air show

It is noted that Russia’s state arms seller will also demonstrate advanced anti-drone systems at the Aero India 2023 international air show

MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Russia will demonstrate the Sukhoi Su-57E fifth-generation fighter jet and the Checkmate light tactical fighter at the Aero India 2023 international air show in Bangalore, the state arms seller Rosoboronexport’s press office announced on Thursday.

"Rosoboronexport will feature about 200 types of the most advanced Russian-made armaments and military hardware, including the Su-57E top-notch fifth-generation multirole fighter and the Checkmate light tactical aircraft," the press office said.

Visitors to the Aero India 2023 air show will also be able to view the Il-76MD-90A(E) military transport plane, the Il-78MK-90A aerial refueling tanker, the Su-35 and Su-30SME supermaneuverable fighters and the MiG-35D multirole frontline fighter, it specified.

In addition, Rosoboronexport will present the Ka-226T light utility helicopter whose production is suggested to be launched under the Make in India program on the premises of Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited, a joint venture with the participation of Russian and Indian industrial companies, the press office said.

At the Aero India 2023 international air show, Russia will also demonstrate the upgraded Ka-52E and Mi-28NE combat helicopters and Mi-171Sh military transport rotorcraft that enjoy strong demand on the world market and in the Asia-Pacific region today, Rosoboronexport said.

Russia will also feature the Orlan-30 reconnaissance drone at the Aero India 2023 air show for the first time abroad, the press office said.

"Visitors to the Rosoboronexport display stand are invited to see Russian unmanned aerial vehicles, including the Orion-E reconnaissance/strike UAV, the Orlan-10E reconnaissance UAV and the Orlan-30, a new product launched in 2022," it said.

The Orlan-30 drone system engineered and produced by the Special Technology Center is a follow-up of the Orlan-10 UAV that enjoys strong demand on the world market.

The Orlan-30 is intended for conducting aerial reconnaissance, searching for, detecting and identifying objects in the visible or infrared range. In addition, when equipped with a mission payload, it provides target designation for precision-guided weapons for destroying fixed and moving targets in the daytime or at night.

Russia’s state arms seller will also demonstrate advanced anti-drone systems at the Aero India 2023 international air show, the press office said.

"Russian-made anti-drone systems, including Repellent, RLK-MCE, RB-504P-E and RB-504A-E, will also be on display," Rosoboronexport said.

In the air defense segment, Rosoboronexport will showcase the entire range of assets that can operate both independently and as part of an echeloned air defense system. Russia’s display stand will exhibit the S-350E Vityaz air defense missile system, the Viking, Tor-M2KM, Tor-M2E surface-to-air missile systems and the Pantsyr-S1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun/missile system. In addition, the company will offer the Igla-S and Verba man-portable air defense systems, it said.

The Repellent-Patrul mobile jamming station provides site protection by suppressing drones at a maximum distance of 20 km. The system can spot drones and suppress their control and navigation channels by powerful barrage jamming or directional interference.

The 14th Aero India 2023 international air show will run in Bangalore on February 13-17. The India air show is held once every two years. Russia is an active participant in the Indian air shows and featured over 200 military products at Aero India 2021.