The tenth jubilee China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2014) opened on Tuesday in Zhuhai (China). The Russian delegation headed by the Director of the FSMTC of Russia A.V.Fomin participates in the Airshow. It is composed of the representatives of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Federal Space Agency, State Corporation “Rostec”, JSC “Rosoboronexport”, as well as the leaders of the Russian military-industrial complex enterprises.
The Airshow has been held since 1996 under the patronage of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Ministry of Aviation Industry of China, Government of Zhuhai and is the largest international aviation and aerospace exhibition in that region.
At the Airshow, Russia is represented by 47 manufacturers, 18 of which are demonstrating military-purpose products.
One of the most impressive events of the first day of the Airshow was the demonstration of the Su-35 super-maneuverable multirole fighter. Demonstration flights of military and civil aviation equipment and flights of aerobatic teams are held daily. The program of the Russian professionals from the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic team of the Russian Ministry of Defence has met with success.
The visitors of the Airshow take an active interest in the Russian exposition, which offers information about 300 exhibits of military-purpose products, of which 21 are samples. The exposition includes models, mockups and other promotional materials of MiG-29M/M2 frontline fighter, Yak-130 combat trainer, Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft, Mi-35M transport combat helicopter, Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter, Ka-52 reconnaissance and attack helicopter, Ka-226T light multirole helicopter, Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter, S-300PMU2 (Favorit) air defence missile system, S-300VM (Antey-2500) air defence missile system, 9K317E (Buk-M2E) air defence missile complex, 9K331ME (Tor-M2E) air defence missile complex, 9K33M3 (Osa-AKM) air defence missile complex.
The Russian Federation is a constant participant of the Airshow since its beginning. There is a steady rise in the interest in this platform, which is perspective for the extension of the arms and military equipment export to China and countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.
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 in accordance with its national legislation.
Date of publication: 19.12.2014