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Rosoboronexport to show new aircraft equipment at Farnborough air show

Russia is represented by 74 organizations at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that will be held in Great Britain on July 14-20

MOSCOW, July 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport will hold a number of presentations of combat helicopters and planes for potential customers from the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that will be held in Great Britain on July 14-20, the company’s press service reported on Friday.

“Rosoboronexport expects keen interest from foreign delegations in the super-agile Su-35 multipurpose fighter, MiG-29M/M2 multifunctional frontline fighters, Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft, Mi-35M, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 attack helicopters, aircraft weapons,” the report says.

Sergei Kornev, head of Rosoboronexport’s Air Force Equipment Export Department, who heads the company’s delegation at the exhibition, said that the Russian experts also planned to focus on scientific-technical and industrial cooperation with European partners.

“We traditionally participate in this prestigious air show and try to present the latest products and the most promising export models there. Presentations of combat helicopters and airplanes for delegations from the Middle East, Latin American and Southeast Asian countries have been scheduled. We also plan to emphasize technology and industrial cooperation with our European partners,” he noted.

Talks to be held with leading European manufacturers will involve such issues as R&D activities carried out by Russian organizations, joint projects on the international market on behalf of third countries, as well as the prospects for further expanding ties and strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation.

According to previous reports, Russia is represented by 74 organizations at Farnborough 2014. The largest number of companies will represent the UK (339) and the United States (294). Samples of military and civilian aircraft equipment from 10 countries will be displayed in the flight program and on the parking stand. Head of the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Mikhail Pogosyan said previously that UAC was not planning to demonstrate military equipment samples at Farnborough 2014, but would show the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) airliner.

Farnborough is one of the world’s largest air shows. It has been held since 1948. The leading producers present their achievements and conclude major deals - at the previous show held in 2012, the cost of the contracts and agreements on the supply of some 750 aircraft equipment units reached about $72 billion.

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec Corporation, is the sole state-owned arms trade company in the Russian Federation authorized to export the full range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. Rosoboronexport is one of the leading world arms exporters to the international market. Its share in Russia's military exports exceeds 80%. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations in the Russian defense industrial complex. Russia maintains military technical cooperation with more than 70 countries around the world.

Rostekhnologii (ROSTEC) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to 1 trillion rubles, net profits were 40 billion rubles and total taxation exceeded 138 billion rubles.