Moscow. Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is expecting the interest in Russia’s military helicopters to spike in the wake of the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019, which is being held at Crocus Expo in Moscow from May 16-18.
“We are facing a growing demand for attack helicopters in the helicopter market on a global scale. Rosoboronexport responded to this in a timely manner, figured out its major parameters and now offers to the customers the most advanced designs proven in combat, Ka-52 and Mi-28NE. Besides the dynamic is on the rise in the utility sector, where we have the Ansat and Ka-226T to offer. For production of the latter we have set up a joint venture with India’s HAL,” noted Director General of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev.
At the exhibition, Rosoboronexport offers its customers Russian helicopters suitable for any task regardless of weather conditions. The company’s booth advertises helicopters of all classes, required in the world market, as well as UAV systems.
Apart from attack and utility helicopters, other types boasting high export potential include combat-transport, military transport and transport Mi-35P, Mi-35M, Mi-17V-5, Mi-171Sh, and Mi-26T2. They owe their popularity to the outstanding combat and operational performance, demonstrated in combat during anti-terrorist operations conducted by the Russian military.
Combat and transport capabilities of Russian helicopters make them unique in many ways. Deployed in almost all regions of the world, they have proven to be suitable for operation in hard-to-access mountainous zones notorious for height variation and temperature fluctuation, as well as tropics and dusty environs.
Rosoboronexport’s list of partners includes 70-plus states in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the CIS, and Europe. The company delivered helicopters to army, anti-terrorist, and special purpose units, as well as law enforcement and emergency agencies in foreign countries.
Direct supplies to the customers being Rosoboronexport’s major activity, the company also offers technological partnership options, construction of service centers and facilities for training of pilots and maintainers. Similar infrastructure projects have already been commissioned in a number of countries.