Rostec Eyeing Strategic Partnerships

Bengaluru Show: Aero India 2017 - Day 2 By R. Chandrakanth
  • 1,000 civil aircraft, 400 fighter aircraft, 800 helicopters in the next five years
  • Synergies between civil aviation and defence

Rostec State Corporation is presenting the latest developments in aircraft technology, air defence and radio-electronic warfare at Aero India 2017. The Russian delegation of 350 people is at the event. Rostec holding companies — Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika, UEC, Tecmash and Shvabe is participating in the 900 sq m Russian exhibition.

At Aero India 2017 executives of Rostec State Corporation delegation are to hold negotiations with representatives of the Indian Government, heads of India’s Ministry of Defence and IAF, as well as HAL, Larsen & Toubro, Bharat Forge among others. The joint Rostec and Rosoboronexport delegation is headed by the Director of International Cooperation and Regional Policy Viktor Kladov.

Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said: “Aero India 2017 is an important event for India’s and regional aviation market. India has for many years been a strategic partner of Russia and of Rostec. Our two nations have successfully worked on multiple projects bringing Russian technology to India and producing state-of-the-art military equipment locally, most notably Su-30MKI fighter jets, T-90S tanks and the BrahMos missile. Now the Modi government adopted the ‘Make in India’ course aimed at localisation of production of military products in India and it involves creation of joint ventures and deep transfer of technology. In the framework of this programme we have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for the production of Ka-226T in October 2016 at the BRICS summit. Now there is active implementation of this project. We are also working on the expansion of cooperation in various fields in accordance with ‘Make in India’ — in the traditional sphere of military-technical cooperation and in non-military areas such as electronics, biotechnology and composite materials.”

Russian Helicopters

India has traditionally been considered a special strategic partner of Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation. More than 400 helicopters produced in Russia are registered and operated here. This year, Russian Helicopters’ key exhibit in India is the Ka-226T model. In 2016 Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport and HAL Corporation created a joint venture to localise production of the light, multi-role Ka-226Ts and to deliver them to the Indian market. The JV resulted from an inter-governmental agreement between the two countries. In addition to the assembly, it provides terms for maintenance, operation, repairs and maintenance of these helicopters.

Technodinamika: Technodinamika is participating for the first time at the show. Technodinamika is enlarging its scope of facilities jointly with India Aerospace players for manufacture of aircraft spares and components under the Prime Miniter’s initiative of ‘Make in India’ programme. The company is successfully supplying to IAF different aggregates and spares for An-32, IL-Series and has successfully executed most contracts much before the delivery period including the ROH for 11 TA-12 APUs for IL-76 in record time.

UEC: UEC presents the PD-14 fifth-generation civil aircraft engine, AL-41F-1S combat aviation engine, VK-2500PS brand-new helicopter engine and BARK-88 engine digital control system.

Tecmash: Tecmash is presenting bullets with a Plastic Master Device for 30mm aircraft guns, and demonstrates a new-generation of air bombs. The bomb is designed for different heights from both front line aircraft and helicopters. It is especially efficient in mountain warfare.

Shvabe: Shvabe is presenting various optical systems for military and civil aviation: GOES 337M, 13SM1, OLS SON 730, SON 820 and SMS 831