25 March 2019 – Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is arranging a unified Russian exhibit at the 15th International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA 2019, which will be held between March 26 and March 30 on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia.
“Malaysia is Russia’s long-time partner in the area of military and technical cooperation, which has amounted in the volume of two billion US dollars over the past 25 years. Nowadays, the relationship between our countries is developing in a steadfast manner and has strong prospects for the future progress. Rosoboronexport is working actively on various strands, including the supplies of Russian-made final products, after-sales service and modernization of the combat aviation equipment, which has been previously supplied to Malaysia. We are going to organize a number of events at the LIMA 2019 exhibition, which will be aimed at the intensification of our cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and other law-enforcement agencies of the country,” said Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev.
Rosoboronexport is acting as an integrator of the unified Russian exhibit, which includes over 500 products from 9 holding companies of the country’s defence-industrial complex, including the United Aircraft Corporation public company, JSC Russian Helicopters, JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation, JSC United Engine Corporation, JSC High Precision Systems, JSC Techmash, Kronstadt Group and Vympel Shipyard.
“Rostec is a traditional participant of the LIMA International Exhibition. For us it is an excellent opportunity to present the latest Russian products and technologies in the territory of our long-term and reliable partner, with whom we are going to further expand cooperation. LIMA 2019 will give a new impetus to the development of our cooperation with Malaysia as well as with the entire Asia-Pacific Region,” noted Rostec’s Director General Sergey Chemezov. “The Asia-Pacific Region is one of the key markets for Rostec, and it makes around 40% of all the supplies provided by Rosoboronexport.”
LIMA 2019 will host demonstration flights of the Yak-130 combat trainer jet and its presentation for press jointly by Rosoboronexport and the Irkut Corporation, which will be held in the Industry Zone premises of the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, at 13:00 on March 27.
The legendary Russian Knights aerobatic team will be one of the main participants to the exhibition’s flight programme. The Russian pilots will demonstrate elements of solo and group super manoeuvring on cross-functional Su-30SM fighters in the sky over the island of Langkawi.
At it stands number А235, Rosoboronexport is demonstrating more than 300 specimen of military equipment and materiel having a considerable export potential in the Asia-Pacific Region in general, including such new products from the company’s portfolio as AK-12 and AK-15 Kalashnikov assault rifles, BT-3F armoured personnel carrier, Il-76MD-90A(E) military transport aircraft, ‘Pantsir-ME’ shipborne air defence missile and artillery system and the ‘Orion-E’ complex with unmanned aerial systems.
The company’s exhibit will also demonstrate scaled-down models of the Su-35 plane, military transport helicopter Mi-171SH, combat reconnaissance and attack helicopter Ka-52, transport and combat helicopter Mi-35M, Mi-28NE gunship, ‘Gepard-3.9’ frigate and diesel-electric submarines of project 636 and project 677E ‘Amur-1650’.
Rosoboronexport’s exhibit is also hosting representatives of the LLC Special Technological Centre, JSC Shipbuilding Corporation ‘Ak Bars’, JSC ‘A.M. Gorkiy Zelenodolsk Plant’ with a mock-up model of the ‘Karakurt-E’ small-size missile ship as well as JSC ‘M.V. Frunze Arsenal Design Bureau’ and the ‘Arsenal Machine-Building Plant’ with mock-up models of the A-192M shipborne single-barrelled artillery system and AK-176MA automatic artillery system.
Rosoboronexport is the only state-owned arms trade company in the Russian Federation authorized to export the full range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. It is a subsidiary of the Rostec Corporation. Founded on 4 November, 2000, now Rosoboronexport is one of the leading world arms exporters to the international market. Its share in Russia’s military exports exceeds 85 percent. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations in the Russian defence industrial complex. Russia maintains military technical cooperation with more than 100 countries around the world.
Rostec is a Russian State Corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation that are currently part of 15 holding companies and 80 directly managed organizations specializing in manufacturing military-industrial, civilian and dual-purpose products. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 million rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. According to Rostec strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.