ROSOBORONEXPORT at Aero India 2011

By Rosoboronexport, PRNE
Monday, February 7, 2011

MOSCOW, February 8, 2011 - The 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and
Civil Aviation Aero India 2011, which is one of the biggest among such events
in Asia, is hosted at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in the suburbs of
Bangaluru from 9th to 13th February 2011. The Federal State Unitary
Enterprise Rosoboronexport, a regular participant in the air show, is
promoting more than 80 items of weapons and military equipment.

Aerospace systems have always been a centrepiece in the
defence cooperation between Russia and India. It was in 1964 when the first
batch of the MiG-21 aircraft was delivered to India and our countries started
then their modern-era military cooperation. The mutually advantageous
collaboration has been maintained for decades, and is now raised to a
strategic partnership level. Last visit to India of the Russian President
Dmitri Medvedev testifies to the high status of our relations. A number of
important agreements were signed, including a feasibility study contract for
the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) development programme. That was
a start of the joint programme implementation. Similar developments are also
carried out by USA and China. Thanks to the cooperation with Russia, India
can be justly classed now in their number.

Just as prospective is a development programme for the
Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) which is planned to enter service with
Air Forces of both countries in future. The aircraft is intended for active
operation by both military services and commercial air lifting companies.

"We are moving up to deep-rooted cooperation and joint
development of advanced systems. It does require a renewed level of trust. It
is one thing to sell finished items or assemble them by licence, and it is
quite different to implement programmes such as the fifth generation fighter
aircraft, transport aircraft MTA or BrahMos missiles. We have already
started, as it is, a number of major programmes that will define future
defence capabilities of our countries," said Viktor Komardin, deputy
director general of Rosoboronexport and head of delegation in India.

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Information for Press and Media

The Federal State Unitary Enterprise ROSOBORONEXPORT is the
sole company in Russia authorized to export full range of defense-related and
dual-use products, technologies and services. The official status of
ROSOBORONEXPORT secures the guaranteed state support in all operations.
ROSOBORONEXPORT is ranked among the major companies on the global arms market
and accounts for over 80% of Russia's annual arms sales.

Natalia Shlyupkina has been appointed press secretary of the
head of the Rosoboronexport delegation. Any questions pertaining to coverage
of the company activities at the show shall be addressed to her at the stand
or by phone +9-181-97-32-33-27.

    ROSOBORONEXPORT Public Information Office
    27, Stromynka Street, Moscow, 107076, Russian Federation
    Tel. +7(495)964-6618, +7(495)739-6009
    Fax: +7(495)963-2613, +7(495)964-8311 (Alexey A. VENTSLOVSKY, PR-manager)

ROSOBORONEXPORT Public Information Office, 27, Stromynka Street, Moscow, 107076, Russian Federation, Tel. +7(495)964-6618, +7(495)739-6009, Fax: +7(495)963-2613, +7(495)964-8311, ventslovsky at (Alexey A. VENTSLOVSKY, PR-manager)

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