22 Jul 2021 12:30

Rosoboronexport signs 13 export contracts worth over 1 bln euros at MAKS 2021 - General Director Mikheyev

ZHUKOVSKY. July 22 (Interfax) - Rosoboronexport has signed contracts worth more than one billion euros during the MAKS 2021 international air show, the company's General Director Alexander Mikheyev told reporters on Thursday.

"Rosoboronexport has made the most out of the potential of MAKS 2021, signing on its sidelines 13 export contracts on the delivery of Russian military-purpose products worth more than one billion euros," Mikheyev said.

Under these contracts, foreign buyers will purchase Sukhoi Su-30SME, Mil Mi-35M and Mi-17V-5 helicopters, Protivnik-GE radar stations, and Verba anti-aircraft systems from Russia, he said. Contracts have also been signed on the delivery of advanced air-launched weapons and a number of samples of armored hardware and military vehicles.

Mikheyev, however, declined to name the buyers.

"During the talks held on the sidelines of the air show, Rosoboronexport discussed with customers from the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS industrial partnership in the joint and licensed production of Russian military airplanes and helicopters and in modernizing earlier delivered aircraft," he said.

The Su-30SME is a super-maneuverable multirole fighter jet able to fight enemy airborne targets in a free-space environment and against the earth's background and to hit targets both on land and at sea and infrastructure facilities protected by air defense systems and located at a significant distance from Su-30SME fighters' home airfields.

The Su-30SME, equipped with all Russian avionics, made its debut at the Singapore Airshow 2016.