Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is going to set up a joint Russian display booth at the International Defense Technology Exhibition SITDEF 2019 to take place at the Army HQ, Lima, Peru, on May 16-19.
In its endeavor the arms exporter will be joined by Russian Helicopters and High-Precision Systems. The business program will also see Russian delegates from the Novosibirsk Machine-making Plant, Admiralty Shipyards, and the United Shipbuilding Corp.
“Russia and Peru have had dynamic military and technical cooperation for almost half a century. In that time, a wide range of Soviet and later Russian military and dual-use goods have been supplied to the country. Peru is the largest importer of our helicopters in Latin America, with more than 100 Russian-made helicopters operating in the country. Still we see huge potential for further cooperation with Peru, both in military and civilian industries, and we intend to expand it,” said Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov. “At SITDEF 2019, we intend to discuss supplies of finished military products with partners from the region, as well as technological cooperation. I am sure the exhibition will help us not only display our best products and solutions, but also to expand cooperation with the entire Latin American region.”
The company's booth will house around 300 pieces of military equipment, including latest additions to its export catalog, namely 200-series Kalashnikovs, naval Pantsir-ME, Sarsar and Karakurt-E small missile ships, IL-78MK-90A tanker aircraft, as well as Orion-E long endurance reconnaissance UAV system.
“Peru and Russia goes back many years in technical and military cooperation. Here people are well aware of and appreciate Russian aviation, helicopter and armored equipment, as well as anti-tank and AD systems for outstanding performance and reliability. We are looking to 2019 to finish the construction of a helicopter maintenance center in La Joya. All required equipment and documentation have already been delivered to Peru. The same year will see the completion of the project for construction of a training center, furnished with a simulator for Mi-171Sh pilots in Lima. Rosoboronexport is willing to step up cooperation in every field from infrastructure projects and modernization of Russian equipment already in service to export of advanced hi-tech systems and transfer of technologies,” says Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.
Rosoboronexport expects Latin American customers to pay particular attention to the Yak-130 combat trainer, MiG-29M multirole frontline fighter, Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter, Mi-28NE gunship, and Mi-35M attack helicopter with troop-carrying capability. Besides, the company takes it for granted that Russian armored equipment, particularly the BTR-80A and BTR-82A troop carriers, Tor-M2KM and Buk-M2E SAM systems, Pantsir-S1 gun-missile system, and Verba and Igla-S man portable AD systems, traditionally gathers crowds of foreign delegates at SITDEF.
With such challenges as terrorism, drag trafficking, and organized crimes on the rise, Rosoboronexport expects foreign customers to pay attentions to the Typhoon-K and Tigr vehicles, boasting a rather high approval rate in the special operations and law enforcement communities, as well as small arms and close-combat gear.