The United Aircraft Corporation has signed $2.5 billion contract at the MAKS 2013 show for the servicing of aircraft, avionics and related equipment, the UAC said in a press release.
UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan said the corporation’s current portfolio of orders for the Russian Defense Ministry was for over 300 planes while the total volume of orders as part of the state arms procurement program would be about 600 aircraft.
Under a separate deal, Russia will receive three modernized A-50U AWACS aircraft this year, Vartan Shakhgedanov, deputy general designer at the Vega concern that produces the planes was quoted by RIA Novosti.
A contract for a fourth plane is expected to be signed shortly, he added.
Shakhgedanov also said Russia would receive the first of the two advanced Tu-214ON planes equipped for the Open Skies international program, at the MAKS airshow.
The contract for the two aircraft is worth $150 million, he added.
Russia currently uses four An-30 aircraft and one Tu-154MLK-1 under the Open Skies Agreement.
Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport and the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corporation have signed a contract for the delivery of a VIP version of a Superjet-100, to be delivered before the end of the current year.
The 19-seat plane will be used to facilitate Russia’s military collaboration with other countries.
Safran will be showcasing its innovative security solutions for the first time at Russias major air show. At the MAKS 2013 show, Safran will unveil biometric identification systems (Morpho-Face-Investigate, based on facial recognition; Morpho Tatoo, for the identification of tattoos, etc
Russian Helicopters will present the first prototype of the new medium multirole Ka-62 at the MAKS 2013 show. The Ka-62 is the first helicopter that Russian Helicopters has created in international co-operation with European partners who worked on individual components
Almaz-Antei corporation will showcase for the first time its newest S-350E Vityaz mid-range air defense system at the upcoming MAKS-2013 air show near Moscow. The Vityaz, which is expected to replace the outdated S-300 systems, is superior to similar foreign models, according to the company statement
Russian Helicopters will present the new medium multirole Mi-171A2 at the MAKS 2013 show, which starts on August 27 in the Moscow Region town of Zhukovsky. The Mi-171A2 is one of the most eagerly anticipated new models of the Russian aviation industry
Russia's Tu-210ON Reconnaissance Aircraft with new homemade surveillance equipment will undergo first stage certification process in Kubinka region on May 21-29, as announced by Sergei Ryzhkov, the Chief of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Centre. This event is to be held under the Treaty on Open Skies and is a preliminary demonstration of the technical capabilities of the aircraft and surveillance equipment, Russias defense ministry announced
India and Israel is possibly discussing the military deals including a key missile development programme and procurement of two more AWACS aircraft during Defence Secretary R K Mathur's ongoing three-day visit to Tel Aviv. Mathur is leading a defence delegation to Israel to review the ongoing and future joint defence cooperation projects between the two countries in the meeting of the Joint Working Group, according to Press Trust of India (PTI)
Russia is developing an unmanned combat air vehicle based on the T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced today. The drone development is currently at a “preliminary research stage,” in accordance with plans approved by the Russian Defense Ministry, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan was quoted by RIA Novosti at the MAKS-2013 airshow
The Russian Navy will receive about 20 new missile systems and over 70 aircraft and helicopters by 2020, Navy chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov was quoted by RIA Novosti. Coast guard units will receive some 20 Bastion and Bal missile systems, 21 new aircraft and 54 helicopters, he said, adding that existing ones will be modernized and upgraded
Sagem and Kamov have agreed to jointly develop an enhanced version of the Kamov-52 Alligator attack helicopter, which will address a requirement expressed by several countries. Sagem and Kamov started working together in 2011, with the aim of offering upgrade solutions, including integration, for Kamov helicopters, in particular Sagem optronic equipment and LINS 100 inertial navigation systems
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