JSC Rosoboronexport (a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation) is present at LAAD 2017, in Rio de Janeiro. Its deputy director general, Sergey Ladygin said that “Russia considers Latin America as one of the most promising regions from the perspective of military-technical cooperation”.
At present, said Ladygin, Rosoboronexport competes in tenders and pursues a number of options to supply aircraft equipment, helicopters and AD systems to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Rosoboronexport’s experts believe that the best regional prospects lie with the Yak-130 combat trainer, MiG-29M multirole tactical fighter and Su-35 multirole air superiority fighter. Russian helicopters include the Mi-28NE, Ka-52 and Mi-35M attack helicopters, Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopters, Ansat light multirole helicopters and Mi-17 military transport helicopters. Russia’s regional partners are also interested in such AD systems as the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile/gun system, Igla-S man-portable air defense system and Antey-2500 air defense system.