Rosoboronexport will present modern Russian weapons and military equipment, special equipment, equipage and body armor a the 10th International Exhibition of Special Forces (SOFEX-2014), to be held from 6 to 8 May 2014 in Amman (Jordan).
“The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pays special attention to security problems, special units’ operations, their equipage and equipping with modern technical and combat means. Therefore SOFEX is not only a suitable platform to showcase products, but it is also instrumental in catching the world's attention to the issue and “comparing notes” in a professional environment,” - said Valery Varlamov who heads the Rosoboronexport’s delegation at the exhibition.
Rosoboronexport expects increased interest among foreign specialists in Russia's silent and flameless weapons, sniper rifles, submachine guns and special short-range weapons. Among them are the 9mm PP-2000 submachine gun, 12.7mm OSV-96 sniper rifle, Bur compact grenade launcher, 9mm PP-19 -01 Vityaz submachine gun, 18.5mm 18.5KS-K special carbine, and GM-94 police grenade launcher.
The stand will exhibit an extended range of ammunition for Russian close combat weapons, both lethal (including thermobaric) and non-lethal (striking/shock, irritant, stun and traumatic).
Rosoboronexport will also present different models of armored vehicles designed to transport and provide fire support to police and special units. These include the world’s popular BMP-3M infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-80A armored personnel carriers, Tigr and Federal armored cars as well as the Tornado special riot control vehicle.
“The exhibition traditionally attracts many high-ranking representatives of law enforcement agencies of the Middle East countries. That is why, together with special equipment and weapons, we are willing to talk about the main Russian export land forces’ materiel as well as Mi-17 and Ka-226T type helicopters that can be extensively used in operations against extremist and terrorist groups,” - said Valery Varlamov.
Russia will delivery an initial batch of the Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainers to Syria until the end of 2014, with further plans to fully complete the contract for 36 aircraft in 2016, according to the Kommersant newspaper. Damascus will receive nine aircraft until the end of this year, and in the next two years - 12 and 15 respectively, according to the report
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Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will present items of military equipment highly popular in armies, navies and air forces of African states at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa. "We come to this exhibition in the Republic of South Africa for the seventh time and consider it as the most important venue for the promotion of weapons and military equipment to the African continent, especially to sub-Saharan countries
Rosboronexport, Russias main weapons exporter supplied approximately $5.1 billion worth of military goods in the first half of 2014, according to Director General Anatoly Isaykin
Rosoboronexport could benefit from a growing demand for low priced arms despite the looming threat of US sanctions. The Obama administration has passed international sanctions against Kalashnikov, the Russian automatic weapons manufacturer but is yet to take a decision against Rosoboronexport which exports most of Russias ships, tanks, aircraft and other heavy weapons
Rosoboronexport will discuss projects on behalf of third countries with Belarusian partners during the 7th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, MILEX-2014, from 9 to 12 July in Belarus. It also plans to present a wide range of Russian military products
Indias biggest military equipment supplier, Rosoboronexport of Russia could have flouted Indian rules by using the services of a “middleman”, Rosoboronservice in a Rs 21-crore chopper engine deal with the Indian Navy. The contract refers to the supply of four TV3-117 MAR engines for the Indian Navy Kamov KA-31 helicopters in 2011
Rostec has offered a 25% share of the share exchange of helicopter companies to the Italian company AgustaWestland, the company said in a statement. The potential consolidation will result in the company becoming the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world
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