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28 March 2012

Russia at FIDAE

Russia has participated in all FIDAE exhibitions since 1994. Russian Technologies State Corporation has been appointed to be an organiser of the Russian exposition at the fair by the order of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation of Russia. The official Russian delegation at FIDAE-2012 will be headed by Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin. The joint delegation of Russian Technologies State Corporation will be headed by Sergey Goreslavskiy, the director of the Department of Foreign Economic Affairs and Marketing.
Russian Technologies State Corporation was established in November 2007 to assist various branches of Russian industry in the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products. At present it is composed of 594 organisations with 330 of the defence defence industry.
At FIDAE-2012 the following companies will form the Russian exposition under the auspices of Russian Technologies State Corporation: JSC “Rosoboronexport”, JSC “Russian Helicopters”, FSUE State Research and Development Enterprise “Basalt”, JSC “Design Bureau of Tool Engineering”, and FSUE Research Institute “Ekran”. In addition, the following companies will take part at the exhibition independently: JSC “United Aircraft-Building Corporation”, (JSC “Sukhoi Company” and JSC Scientific and Production Corporation “Irkut”) and JSC Corporation “Tactical Missile Armament”. The national exposition will be deployed in pavilion D over a total area of 332 square metres.
Experts of FIDAE-2012 can get acquainted with more than three hundred samples of Russian weapons and military equipment, presented in the form of mock-ups, models, posters and brochures. This year special attention is paid to the latest Su-35 fighter Yak-130 operational trainer. In addition, the following products will be presented in the “flight” exposition of JSC “Rosoboronexport”: multi-purpose fighters Su-30MK and Su-30MK2; front-line fighters MiG-29M2 and MiG-29SMT; troop transport helicopters Mi-17; cargo transport helicopters Mi-35M; combat helicopters Mi-28NE; scout attack helicopters Ka-52; lightweight, multi-purpose helicopters Ka-226T; search-and-rescue helicopters Ka-27PS; anti-submarine helicopters Ka-28; and radar picket helicopters Ka-31, as well as a wide range of aerial firepower.
Another focus of the state intermediary exhibition is on effective means of air defence. In particular, man-portable air defence systems “Igla-S”, air defence systems “Tor-M2E” and “Buk-M2E”, air defence missile weapon systems “Antaeus-2500”, anti-aircraft missile and gun systems “Pantyir-S1”, a “Strelets” set of equipment and launch modules for missiles of this type, and a large number of radars.
Russian Helicopters is presenting the latest Russian-made helicopters, created for use in the hot, humid and highland climate of the countries of Latin America. At the exposition of the holding on stand D41 visitors can get acquainted with the multi-purpose helicopters Ka-32A11BC and Mi-171A1, lightweight helicopters Ka-226T, “Ansat”, Mi-34S1, heavy helicopters Mi-26T, as well as with promising projects of the holding: helicopters Ka-62, Mi-171A2, Mi-38 and Mi-26T2.
FSUE State Research and Development Enterprise “Basalt” is the leading Russian organisation producing all types of unguided bombs, mortar rounds with mines of various purposes, and grenade launcher systems. It will demonstrate the products designed by this enterprise, which belong to such areas as unguided bomb weapons and grenade launcher close-in weapons. In the pavilion of “Basalt”, on an area of ​​about 30 square metres, some mock-ups and models of various munitions and weapons will be demonstrated, as well as advertising and reference materials.
JSC “Design Bureau of Tool Engineering”, producing the most advanced high-precision weapons systems, will present for the first time in Latin America the“Kornet-EM”, a multi-purpose, high-precision, long-range missile system for destruction of surface and air targets with an automatic anti-interference laser and ray control system. It is able to destroy modern and promising tanks fitted with active armour, lightly armoured vehicles, fortifications, and surface and air targets (unmanned vehicles, helicopters) at ranges up to 10,000 m.
As part of the joint exhibition of “Russian Technologies” one can get acquainted with many other examples of products from the Russian military-industrial complex. For example, Federal State Unitary Enterprise Research and Development Institute “Ekran”, which is a part of Concern “Radio-Electronic Technologies", will present airborne defence complex “PRESIDENT-S” (President-S). The system is designed to protect aircraft from damage incurred by aircraft and anti-aircraft missile systems by detecting the facts of threats and counter-attacking the vehicles with radar and optical-electronic guidance. Due to its modular structure and open architecture, the complex can be placed on all types of aircraft and helicopters. Complex systems have been tested and certified and are ready for commercial use.
FIDAE is an ideal platform to promote Russian defense products in Latin America. In 2011 this region accounted for more than 14% of Rosoboronexport’s total export deliveries.
"We regard the Latin American market as very promising. Since its formation Rosoboronexport has been conducting a proactive policy to strengthen Russia's standing in the region. Over the last years we have been able to start discussing specific projects with virtually all the countries of the continent. This does not mean that they all will be implemented, but the main thing for us is that an intense dialogue is under way and we see a growing interest in our proposals,"- said Sergei Svechnikov, Head of the Analysis and Forward Planning Department at Rosoboronexport and head of the delegation at the exhibition.
Rosboronexsport is the sole organization in Russia authorized to export the full range of defense products and accounts for 80% of Russia’s annual arms sales.Rosboronexsport have at display.
Air Force equipment: Su-35, Su-30MK2 multirole fighters, MiG-29M/M2 frontline fighters, Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Mi-17 series  military transport helicopters, Mi-35M attack/transport helicopter, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 attack helicopters, Ka-226T light utility helicopter, Ka-27PS search-and-rescue helicopter, Ka-28 ASW helicopter, Ka-31 radar picket helicopter, and a wide array of airborne weapons.
Air defense systems: Buk-M2E, Tor-M2E SAM systems, Antey-2500 ADMS, Pantsir-S1 missile/gun air defense system, Igla-S MANPADS and Strelets control equipment and launch module set for missiles of this type, a large lineup of radars.
Land Forces’ armaments and equipment: the upgraded T-90S MBT, BMPT fire support vehicle, BMP-3M infantry fighting vehicle, BTR-80A armored personnel carrier, Khrizantema-S self-propelled anti-tank missile  system, Smerch MRL system, upgraded 155mm version of the MSTA-S SP howitzer, Nona-SVK self-propelled gun, Kornet-EM ATGM system, various engineer equipment, a wide range of close combat weapons and ammunition.
Naval materiel: Amur-1650 and Project 636 diesel-electric submarines, Gepard 3.9 and Project 22356 frigates, Tigr and Project 11356 escort ships, Mirazh, Mangust, Sobol fast boats, various shipboard weapon systems, maritime situational awareness facilities.
Highlights on display:
Su-35 multi-purpose fighter. This super agile fighter incorporates fifth-generation technologies. Among its features are also: the latest higher thrust and longer life 117S engines, an airborne equipment suite based on a digital information management system, as well as the Irbis-E phased array radar capable of detecting targets at ranges up to 400 km. All this gives the Su-35 superiority over the fourth-generation aircraft.
Yak-130 combat training aircraft. It can be successfully used not only for the effective training of pilots, but also as a light combat aircraft. It is fuel efficient and offers a high level of flight safety, while its control system can simulate flying different types of fighters for training purposes. The Yak-130’s cockpit is equipped with large (6x8-inch) color multifunctional displays, fully complies with the “glass cockpit” concept and uses HOTAS controls. The Yak-130 carries 3 tons of weapons and can be equipped with various types of guided and unguided weapons.
Buk-M2E SAM system. One Buk-M2E battalion is capable of attacking simultaneously up to 24 targets flying from any directions at ranges of 3 to 45 km and at altitudes of 15 m to 25 km, in a heavy ECM and counter-fire environment. The vital difference from the previous version (Buk-M1) is the use of a phased array antenna in the target tracking radar, which has quadrupled the rate of fire. The SAM system is effective even against surface targets and ground radio-contrast targets.
Tor-M2E SAM system. One battery of the new four-channel Tor-M2E, consisting of four launch vehicles, can simultaneously engage 16 targets flying from any directions at a range of up to 15 km and at altitudes up to 10 km in any weather, day and night. A high level of automation and unique engagement algorithms minimize crew involvement. As far as repelling a massive air strike, the Tor-M2E is simply unrivalled.
Kornet-EM ATGM system. The introduction of an automatic target tracker into the Kornet-EM has actually implemented the fire-and-forget principle and also improved the target tracking accuracy and the hit probability across the entire range envelope. The maximum firing range of the Kornet-EM is 8 km or 10 km, depending on the type of ammunition. The missile with a HEAT warhead can penetrate 1100-1300 mm of armor. The new missile system can engage air targets (UAVs, helicopters, ground-attack aircraft), thus qualitatively enhancing the capabilities of the units in combat.

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