Monday, October 25, 2010

Russia's Rosoboronexport to exhibit over 50 products at Euronaval 2010


The Rosoboronexport Corporation will display in excess of 50 top-notch pieces of Russian naval materiel and arms at the Euronaval 2010 International Naval Defence & Maritime Exhibition and Conference, to be held in Le Bourget outside Paris from 25 until 29 October, 2010. The exhibition, conducted since 1968, has won universal recognition as the show of global shipbuilding development trends.

Euronaval 2010 is expected to see participation of over 80 delegations from 60 foreign countries. Experts will be able to examine products, manufactured by more than 400 companies from 35 states.

Rosoboronexport’s exposition is traditionally one of the largest and the most comprehensive. Warships, naval aviation, control systems, navigation equipment, simulators, and other hardware represent segments of the international naval materiel market, offering foreign partners comprehensive solutions to strengthen defensive capabilities and security.

Priorities, currently facing the world navies, include the following: regional conflict prevention, sea lanes security, protection of territorial waters, maritime economic zones, offshore oil fields, and commercial shipping, and combating piracy.

Rosoboronexport exhibits ship projects, based on cutting-edge shipbuilding technologies and fitted with powerful armament and state-of-the-art equipment. Such ships, designed to protect the 200-mile exclusive economic zone, include the advanced Tigr-class corvette, the Gepard-3.9-class frigate, Tornado-class littoral combat ships, based on the standardised seaframe, as well as Mangust, Sobol, Svetlyak, Mirazh, and Yastreb patrol boats. Modern mobile coastal missile systems are also effective coast-based defensive assets. Promotional materials, to be displayed at the show, will cover Club-M, Bastion, and Bal-E missile systems.

Rosoboronexport offers foreign customers water zone surveillance systems and systems for providing security to and defending offshore and coastal military and economic facilities, taking into account specific regional features. The afore-mentioned systems boast an open architecture, integrate various monitoring and weapon systems, and, depending on the task at hand, increase the efficiency of employed forces and assets 1.5- to 2-fold. Experts will be able to get extensive information on the Komor-1 submarine detection system, Mys- and MR-10-family coast-based surface target acquisition radars, the Monolit-B surface and air reconnaissance system, and the highly efficient Podsolnukh-E over-the-horizon surface-wave radar.

Russia is the leading submarine exporter. The Project 636 Kilo-class low-noise submarine, armed with the Club-S missile system, is one of the most popular products in the international market. Amur-class fourth-generation diesel-electric submarines, capable of multiple missile launches against various targets, have great prospects as well.

Russia holds the lead in building missile boats, which revolutionised naval science by proving that small-displacement vessels can turn the tide of a naval battle. Rosoboronexport will display the most successful projects, to wit Molniya- and Skorpion-class missile boats.

Customers demonstrate an invariable interest in air-cushion craft. Given a vast experience in building such craft, Russia is considered to be the recognised leader in this field. The unique Murena-E and Zubr landing craft air cushion (LCAC) will be exhibited at Euronaval 2010. The two LCAC feature powerful armament, high troop capacities, speed, and manoeuvrability, and are capable of easily negotiating sandbanks, swamps, heavily vegetated water bodies, and high obstacles.

The Le Bourget exhibition centre will also display Russian naval aviation, in particular shipborne rotary-wing aircraft, including the Ka-27PS search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter and the Ka-28 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter. Due to their unique coaxial rotors they are ideally suited for flights in limited visibility and strong side wind gusts.

In addition to end products experts will also be able to familiarise themselves with various weapon, navigation, command and control, and communications systems. Such systems will be of interest to countries, striving to develop their own shipbuilding industry or upgrade warship in the inventory. They include A-190 Universal-Puma, AK-630M-2 Duet, and AK-306 naval guns, Kashtan-M and Palma surface-to-air missile/gun systems, and the Paket-E/NK anti-submarine torpedo system. Rosoboronexport also offers Club, Yakhont, and Uran-E attack missile systems, which are superior to most foreign rivals as far as their specifications are concerned. For instance, as of today not a single world navy enjoys an effective means against Yakhont missiles.

Rosoboronexport is interested in joint scientific researches and joint design of warships and maritime combat systems. Russian experts are ready to render consultative services and revamp military hardware currently in service. Russian design bureaux and enterprises can also design and manufacture naval materiel and ready-to-operate infrastructure facilities in compliance with the customer’s requirements. Project 11356 frigates, being built for the Indian Navy, are a good example of such cooperation. They are armed with BrahMos missiles, developed jointly by Russia and India. This fact proves Russia’s large-scale abilities and willingness to develop closer links with its partners.

“We are certain that our participation in the exhibition will be extremely productive and will allow us to secure new contracts in the future. Moreover so that Rosoboronexport stands a good chance of expanding its sales geography to include a number of countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. We also aim to expand cooperation with flagship naval materiel manufacturers. We pursue a number of hydrodynamic, sonar, and ship design research and development projects jointly with European companies. I am sure that the future has very interesting projects in store for us,” said Ivan Goncharenko, Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General and head of the delegation at Euronaval 2010.

Rosoboronexport is Russia's only enterprise authorised to export the entire range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. The status of the Enterprise warrants the state's support for all export transactions. 

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