Director of the FSMTC of Russia A.V.Fomin granted a foreign trade certificate to JSC “Russian Helicopters”
The Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin presented the foreign trade certificate to the General Director of JSC “Russian Helicopters” Alexander Mikheev. A solemn ceremony was held at the Moscow headquarters of Rostec Corporation. CEO of Rostec Sergey Chemezov also attended the ceremony.
The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (which is a subsidiary of JSC “OPK “Oboronprom” and a part of the State Corporation “Rostec”) has received the right to carry out foreign trade activities regarding military-purpose products with respect to the export of spare parts, components and technical documentation for the earlier supplied military helicopters; providing a full spectrum of services (maintenance, repairs, modernization, etc.), participating in arranging joint enterprises with foreign customers, as well as creation and re-equipment in foreign countries of the facilities capable to provide complete servicing to the helicopters; training of foreign specialists.
Alongside with that, the Company has been allowed to import military-purpose items necessary for manufacture of its own products. Such a decision was accepted by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC of Russia) in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 232-rp dated July 21, 2014.
“The receipt of the right to carry out foreign trade activities with respect to military-purpose products is not only a stamp, a hallmark of quality, a sign of the highest confidence of the government in Russian Helicopters’ products, but also a vote of forward-looking confidence, which the helicopter makers will have to live up to by ensuring the high standard of quality of their products and service. It is not a secret that our excellent helicopters of all kinds and purposes are widely popular in the whole world. We participate in many tenders. I want to wish every success in this activity to all of us!” Alexander Fomin, the FSMTC of Russia Director, highlighted.
Today, more than 5,500 helicopters of Russian (Soviet) origin are being operated all over the world. Within the period from 2001 to 2014, more than 740 new military helicopters were supplied in the interests of 39 countries under the contracts of a state intermediator JSC “Rosoboronexport”. Organization of an effective aftersales servicing system for this equipment is one of the priority profiles of JSC “Russian Helicopters.”
“The right to carry out foreign trade activities with respect to military-purpose products undoubtedly marks a landmark stage in development of this company. It will enable the holding company to strengthen its positions on its traditional markets, as well as give the company an opportunity to expand its global presence by entering new markets via its aftersales servicing system,” the General Director of JSC “Russian Helicopters” Alexander Mikheev said. “Dealing directly with operators of military helicopters will enable the company to provide required service faster, expand the order portfolio, as well as make the enterprises more competitive in increasingly globalized international markets.”
“The receipt of the right to carry out foreign trade activities with respect to military-purpose products by JSC “Russian Helicopters” signifies the government confidence in the subsidiaries comprising the state corporation,” Sergey Chemezov noted. “The Company assumes enhanced responsibility before foreign military customers, as it is a question of not only technical issues of continued airworthiness of helicopters, but also a state security of the partner countries.”
The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC of Russia) is a federal executive authority, which performs control and supervision functions in the sphere of military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states in accordance with its national legislation.
Date of publication: 09.12.2014