August 6, 2021

Russia inks $1.2 billion-worth of military contracts at MAKS 2021 Air Show

Rosoboronexport used the MAKS 2021 potential to its maximum,” Mikheyev said.

The list of deals includes orders for the Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet, the Mi-35M and Mi-17B5 helicopters, Protivnik-GE radars, Verba surface-to-air missile (SAM) MANPADS and a variety of modern air defense weapons and armored vehicles.

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According to Mikheyev, the company used the air show to demonstrate its most advanced models of aircraft, helicopters, anti-aircraft and electronic warfare equipment, to more than 30 delegations from 20 countries, mostly from the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

During negotiations at MAKS 2021, the company’s foreign partners showed interest in purchasing MiG-35D and Su-30SME fighters, Il-76MD-90A (E) military transport aircraft, Il-78MK-90A tanker aircraft, the Mi 28NE, Ka-52 , Mi-171Sh and Ka-226T helicopters, as well as air defense systems, including the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system,” he specified.

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Mikheyev also noted that international partners showed interest in Russia’s newest supersonic stealth fighter Checkmate, which was unveiled at MAKS-2021.

A number of partners saw it live and were even given the opportunity to sit in the cockpit, and were highly impressed,” the CEO recalled.

The single-engine supersonic stealth fighter Checkmate is scheduled for its first test flight in 2023, with further prototypes being produced through 2025 and serial production set to launch in 2026.

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