BENGALURU. India is Rostec’s strategic region of presence. Contracts signed last year between Russia and India stipulate unprecedented volumes of Russian military equipment supplies and the launch of manufacturing operations at Indian enterprises. Rosoboronexport’s 2018 portfolio of Indian orders has grown to USD 10 billion.
“Russia and India have built up extensive expertise in bilateral industrial cooperation, and now they are delivering joint projects for the Make in India programme, with the key focus on the military sector. Russia is a country that has been supporting Make in India from the word go. We are bringing to Aero India 2019 more than 200 pieces of equipment for civil and military use. It may well be that some of them will eventually be manufactured in India,” said Victor Kladov, Rostec’s Director for International Cooperation.
Rosoboronexport is the organiser of the joint Russian exhibition that features, among others, the most advanced Russian aircraft, such as the multifunctional frontline fighter MiG-35; the multi-purpose highly manoeuvrable fighter SU-35; the tanker aircraft Il-78MK-90A; the military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A(E) and the training aircraft Yak-130.
Production Concern Tecmash would display its most advanced aircraft weapons, specifically, the unguided aircraft missile S-13-T. It is an anti-concrete projectile carrying a two-module high-explosive penetrating warhead capable of destroying aircraft stationed in reinforced concrete shelters, as well as runways and other highly durable targets.
UEC presents its entire product range, which includes high-performance power plants for civil and military aircraft, helicopters, drones, space launch vehicles, ship engines and industrial-use gas turbine units.
As part of the project for localising Ka-226T production in India, the two countries are discussing the details of the prospective contract. Additionally, Russian-Indian JV Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (Hal, Rosoboronexport and Russian Helicopters) intends to offer the Ka-226T to the Indian navy as part of a tender for 111 helicopters.
“Aero India 2019 will become a new milestone for Russia and India, including in civil use products. Rostec is offering a wide range of these items, and we believe our Indian partners will find them interesting. Today, we are supplying helicopters, working together in aerospace and developing joint infrastructure projects with India,” added Victor Kladov.
Rostec continues work on a major programme to develop and promote civil-use products under its Strategy 2025, looking to enhance operational efficiency, raise the share of civil-use products in its revenues to 50% and penetrate the rapidly growing global markets, including India.