Russia: Rosoboronexport sales exceed 11 bln dollars in 2019
Rosoboronexport supplied arms to 43 countries worth over 11 bln dollars in 2019, the arms trader said.
Tornado-S MLRS (Picture source: Mike1979Russia)
"Rosoboronexport continues to strengthen its positions in the world arms market. Irrespective of fierce competition, in the year 2019 we have already managed to supply our products to 43 countries for the amount of 11 billion dollars, signed over 800 contracts for future deliveries. And these are not the final results as we have two more months ahead until the end of the year. Simultaneously, the portfolio of orders of the company keeps at the level of nearly 50 billion dollars, which guarantees the load for Russian defense enterprises for several years ahead," said Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev.
Rosoboronexport started to promote a number of outstanding types of weapons and military equipment, which potentially may become bestsellers in the world market. They include the Sukhoi Su-57E multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation and helicopters Mil Mi-28NE and Mi-171SH, which were modernized with the account of the experience of their engagement in combat operations. For the equipment of personnel of land forces, special operations and anti-terrorist units, the company has received an opportunity to supply the whole line of the Kalashnikov assault rifles of the newest "200" series, including those using NATO standard cartridges.
This year, Rosoboronexport offered to foreign customers the new Russian multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) Tornado-S with the range of 120 kilometers, new projectiles to MLRS and rounds for tank guns, mobile complex of missile weapons "Club-T", the "Rubezh-ME" coastal tactical missile system and a number of other types of weapons, which are in demand in the market. The majority of them were exhibited at the largest international exhibitions of defense products in Russia and abroad.
In 2019, the company has been carrying out its work in the area of marketing and exhibitions in a pro-active manner, i.e. it has taken part in 16 exhibitions, and 5 more are to be attended by the end of the year. As a result of the inaugural exhibition DSE Vietnam 2019 in Hanoi, the organizers acknowledged that the unified Russian exhibit, arranged by Rosoboronexport, was the best one there.
Besides, Rosoboronexport became a participant of the first ever Russia-Africa Summit, where it had productive meetings with high-level delegations from the continent.
The arms trader has presented unique products of Russian enterprises at specialized international security fora in Moscow and Ufa. Foreign delegations were shown new sophisticated equipment to counter unmanned aerial vehicles, face recognition assets and other special solutions to fight terrorism and organized crime.
"In 2019 Rosoboronexport continued to strengthen its image of a reliable partner, a dynamic and flexible company, ready to run business effectively even in conditions of immense pressure from the part of competitors. We introduce successfully those financial arrangements, which make our cooperation with partners independent from unfavorable external conditions," added Alexander Mikheev. "It brings positive results. Despite sanctions, we have completed supplies of all the components of the S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey ahead of time, created and launched the first world’s joint venture on production of the Kalashnikov assault rifles of the "200" series in India," he said.
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