According to Alexander Mikheev, director general of Rosoboronexport, speaking on Monday at the Paris Air Show, "In 2018, we exported combat aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, engines, and equipment for the Air Force worth over $6 billion.”
Rosoboronexport, a part of the Rostec State Corp., is the only organization sanctioned in Russia to export the entire range of military services and technologies. “We expect a lot of attention from delegations from all over the world [in Paris]. Hardly anyone else can showcase so many products that have been tested in real combat conditions,” he added.
Participating at the show this year, Rosoboronexport has been joined in making up the Russian contingent by United Aircraft Corp., Russian Helicopters, and United Engine Corp. Among the fixed-wing armaments being showcased by Russian concerns this week at Le Bourget are the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-30SME fighters, Mikoyan MiG-29M/M2 multi-role fighter, and Yakolev Yak-130 military trainer.
Military rotorcraft on static display include the Kamov Ka-52 reconnaissance/attack helicopter, as well as the Mi-171Sh and Mi-17-V5 transports. Other armaments on offer by Rosoboronexport include the Orion-E, Orlan-10E and Tachyon UAS, the S-400 Triumph air defense missile system, and surface-to-air (SAM) and man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).
“During the Paris Air Show 2019, Rosoboronexport will hold meetings and negotiations with partners from around the world. Unfortunately, due to unfair competition with respect to Russian weapons, we will not be able to please Le Bourget’s guests with bright performances by our stunt pilots and full-scale military hardware items,” Mikheev lamented.