Russia to Display Latest Weapons Show in Peru
Rosoboronexport to present samples of weapons and military equipment used by Russia’s aerospace force in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria at the SITDEF-2017 arms show in Peru, the company’s press-service said on Wednesday.
Potential customers have taken great interest in the military transport helicopter Mi-17SH, helicopter gunship Mi-28NE and combat and transport helicopter Mi-35M.
Russian state arms seller delivers modern weaponry worth over $10 bln to Latin America.
"Rosoboronexport will arrange for a joint Russian exposition at the sixth international exhibition of defense technologies SITDEF-2017, to be held on the premises of the chief staff of Peru’s ground forces in Lima on May 18-21. Rosoboronexport will display more than 250 military products. Many of them were used by Russia’s aerospace force in the counter-terrorist operation in Syria to have won acclaim as high quality reliable weaponry capable of coping with combat tasks in real conditions", the news release said.
The region’s market is very auspicious for the combat and training plane Yakovlev-130, multirole frontline fighter MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30MK jet. Potential customers have taken great interest in the military transport helicopter Mi-17SH, helicopter gunship Mi-28NE and combat and transport helicopter Mi-35M, the company said.
The Latin American countries’ armed forces are expected to display great interest towards armaments and military technologies for the ground forces, such as the T-90S main battle tank, the BTR-80A and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, the air defense missile and artillery system Pantsir S-1 and mobile air defense missile Igla-S. Air defense long-range missile systems S-400 Triumph and Antey-2500 may contest their niche on the region’s market, too.
Russia’s official delegation is led by the deputy director of the federal service for military-technical cooperation Anatoly Punchuk. Rosoboronexport’s chief delegate is Deputy CEO Sergey Ladygin.