UK's denial of visas for Russian delegation to Farnborough sign of unhealthy competition – Rosoboronexport
Russia and France are in full compliance with their obligations on the construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, an official representative of Rosoboronexport, Vyacheslav Davidenko, told Interfax on Friday.
American Congressmen have submitted an official letter to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, requesting for him to buy or rent the Mistral amphibious assault ships, which are being built for Russia, Reuters says.
Thursday, a bill aimed at curtailing current contracts with the Russian company Rosoboronexport and prohibiting the conclusion of new agreements with it was introduced to the Senate of the US Congress. The document is called the "Embargo Act on Russian Arms of 2014."
The Russian state arms export monopoly Rosoboronexport hears about the possibility of US sanctions every year but expects the US senators to be reasonable, Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said at a press conference on the sidelines of the FIDAE 2014 international aerospace show in Chile.
Ten companies, including the arms exporter Rosoboronexport, will present Russian military products at the International Air and Space Fair FIDAE 2014, which is going to be held in Chile on March 25-30.
Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport sold $13.2 billion in weapons and military equipment to foreign buyers last year but expects no short-term growth, Rosoboronexport Director General Anatoly Isaikin said in an interview published Monday.
Neither Russia's state arms trader Rosoboronexport, nor the companies once merged to form Rosoboronexport, have anything to do with the export of Kornet-E and Osa systems to Greece, Rosoboronexport spokesman Vyacheslav Davidenko told Interfax on Sunday.
The Pentagon bypassed United States helicopter makers, choosing to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of Russian Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghanistan military. The Mil Mi-17 is a Russian helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. It is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship.
The US is cancelling its plans to buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force from state-owned exporter Rosoboronexport. It comes amid pressure from US lawmakers over Russia’s arms deliveries to Syria, according to a US senator.
The United States Department of Defence has given up its plans to buy 15 Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan army in 2014, Senator John Kornin said on Wednesday.
Russia is interested in supplying arms to Egypt, the only question is its solvency, a senior representative of Rosoboronexport informed RIA Novosti on Friday commenting on media reports that issues of weapons supplies to Cairo to the amount of more than $ 4 billion will be discussed next week during the visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Egypt.
Russia’s state Rosoboronexport arms exporters say their sales this year are poised to top $13bln. They also had $38bln worth of orders as of November 1st . Their next delivery will consist of 12 Mi-17B-5 transport helicopters for Afghanistan, to be paid for by the United States.
Russia is increasing its share on the world arms market. The country’s arms exports have increased to 9.7 billion dollars in the past nine months according to the country’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport. Contracts worth 13 billion dollars are expected to be signed by the end of this year.
Russia is increasing its share of the global arms and military equipment market. By early September JSC Rosoboronexport has already fulfilled 75% of its annual plan of arms export. The foreign sales volume of arms and military equipment over less than nine months of this year amounts to 9.7 billion USD. It is expected that in total Russia will sell no less military equipment that it did last year to reach the total of 13 billion USD.
Russian news agency RIA-Novosti has quoted an official of the Rosoboronexport state arms exporters as indicating that in the first 8 months of this year his company sold almost $10bln worth of arms and military equipment to foreign buyers.
Russia has not supplied or signed at least a single contract for the supply of even defensive systems or arms to Syria since 2011, Viktor Komardin, Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport, said on Friday.
Russia and Italy to establish joint production of BE-103 and BE-112 amphibious aircraft - Rosoboronexport
No agreements exist on the delivery of Russian Antey-2500 surface-to-air missile systems in replacement of the S-300 missile systems, said Anatoly Isaikin, general director of the Russian state arms trader Rosoboronexport.
Russian state-run arms trader Rosoboronexport will deliver another 42 Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopters to Afghanistan's security forces in 2013 and 2014 under contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, Rosoboronexport general director Anatoly Isaikin told Interfax-AVN.