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    Russia to Showcase Planes, Rockets, and Even Spacecraft at Airshow China 2016

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    A whole array of state-of-the-art Russian military equipment will be on display at the 11th Chinese International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, which opens on November 1.

    The 2016 China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition will see a wide array of sophisticated Russian military hardware units, the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported, adding that the event is due to kick off in the city of Zhuhai on Tuesday.

    It will be Russia's largest exposition, not only in Airshow China's history but also in the history of all foreign military technology exhibitions attended by Russian participants, according to the newspaper.

    This year, Russia's top defense companies will take part in the event, including Almaz Antey, United Aircraft Corporation and Rosoboronexport.

    S-300 anti-aircraft missile system
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    S-300 anti-aircraft missile system

    As for Almaz Antey, its will showcase the latest modifications of its S-400 "Triumf" air defense systems, the S-300VM "Antey-2500" and the S-300PMU2 "Favorit."

    The United Aircraft Corporation, in turn, will present a series of military and civil aircraft, including the Su-35 fourth generation fighter jet and the Su-32 fighter-bomber.

    Su-35 super maneuverable multirole fighter
    Su-35 super maneuverable multirole fighter

    Also on display at the UAC's stand will be a МС-21-300 medium-range passenger plane, a Yak-152 trainer aircraft, a Yaк-130 subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer, a Il-96-400М long-range passenger plane, a Il-114-300 twin-engine turboprop passenger airliner as well as the Be-200 and Be-103 multipurpose amphibious aircraft.

    Presentation of MC-21-300 mid-range aircraft at the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant. File photo
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    Presentation of MC-21-300 mid-range aircraft at the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant. File photo

    Additionally, visitors will for the first time see the Sukhoi Super Jet 100 passenger plane; its interior has been furbished by the Italian design studio Pininfarina.

    Beriev Be-200 amphibious firefighting aircraft
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    Beriev Be-200 amphibious firefighting aircraft

    Also participating in Airshow China 2016 will be the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, which will "present the latest developments of domestic rocket and space technology," according to Roscosmos's press service.

    Roscosmos is expected to showcase models of the new generation Russian spacecraft Federatsiya as well as models of engines used by Russian and American spacecraft.

    Visitors will also see a model of the Lomonosov satellite put into orbit during the first launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

    Part of Airshow China 2016 will be breath-taking performances of pilots from Russian aerobatics teams Strizhi and Russkiye Vityazi on Tuesday, when they will perform their trademark stunts in Su-30SM and the MiG-29 fighter jets.

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    passenger plane, air defense systems, military equipment, fighter jet, exhibition, MC-21-300, Be-103, Yak-152, Su-32, Su-35, Yak-130, S-400, Be-200, S-300, China, Russia
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