Military-Technical Cooperation – a Catalyst for the Civilian Product Market
1. “At the moment, the Middle East is one of the most important regional markets for Russia where we hope not only to establish presence but also to continue an active expansion. Now we are bringing more than 700 products to UAE including a full-scale sample unit of self-propelled anti-tank system «Khrizantema-S» and an export version of Ratnik combat gear for the Russian army. These are the products in which our regional partners are showing increased interest. These will be world premieres, "- said Sergey Chemezov.
2. «IDEX is one of the biggest events and the largest modern venue for Russia to showcase the dynamics of its best defense products at land-based and water-based test ranges. Rostec is already implementing a number of civilian projects in the UAE. KAMAZ and Russian Helicopters already have presence in this country’s market. Now new opportunities are arising for mutually beneficial cooperation in the defense field. Our corporation is entering a major new market while expanding its presence in the strategically important region for us.”
New Products from Rostec at the Expo.
We brought to UAE over 730 products including a full-scale sample unit of self-propelled anti-tank system «Khrizantema-S» and an export version of Ratnik combat gear for the Russian army. These are the products in which our regional partners are showing increased interest. These will be a world premiere. The centerpiece of the Rostec stand is a versatile machine gun – ADS amphibious assault rifle, which can equally accurately hit targets under water and in the air. In addition, we are bringing our world-famous air defense systems S-300VM Buk-M2E.
Rostec is the Main Organizer of Large International Defense Expos.
“Rostec is the organizer of Russian expositions at the world’s biggest defense exhibitions. One of such main exhibitions is IDEX. For us this is an important international expo platform, as the newest products from leading arms manufacturers representing key segments of the defense industry are showcased here. At the expo Russia has an opportunity to demonstrate its latest arms and military equipment, as well as to strengthen and establish new cooperation with partners from around the world, including the Middle East region, which is of particular interest to the Russian industry.
UAE is Highly Interesting and Perspective Market for Russia
“If we talk about military-technical cooperation, in 2013 Rostec signed a framework agreement with the UAE company Tawazun. The main project being implemented by the parties is the development and production of ammunition of various calibers jointly with Rostec’s Techmash company. Work is underway to supply mortars to UAE. We expect IDEX-2015 to promote the development of military-technical cooperation of Russia with UAE and other countries of the region.
“At the present, when we sometimes have to deal with unfair competition from Western organizers of international exhibitions, we intend to further deepen cooperation with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa – says CEO of Rostec Sergey Chemezov. – IDEX is one of the key international exhibitions.”