A delegation of the Federal state unitary enterprise (FSUE) Rosoboronexport comes to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, to take part in the 12th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2010) held from 19th to 22nd April 2010.
The delegation intends to hold negotiations for all lines of military technical cooperation between Russia and Asia-Pacific Region countries including supplies of advanced air and air defence systems as well as ground equipment for armed forces and special-purpose weapons.
Nowadays the Asia-Pacific Region is the world's largest arms market where Russia established solid military technical ties with many states. Rosoboronexport strives to maintain long-term, fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation with its regional partners.
By coming to the exhibition in Malaysia Rosoboronexport makes another important step towards consolidation of the progress already made by Russia in the Asia-Pacific regional arms markets and exploration of new grounds there. Talks in Kuala Lumpur are expected to provide new powerful stimuli to the development of Russia's military technical cooperation with the countries of this region.
The DSA exhibition is organised under the auspices of the Malaysian Ministry of Defence, standing out as the largest regional venue for promotion of arms and military equipment to land, naval and air forces, air defence and special-operations units, as well as defence industry conversion products. It is actively visited by political, military and business leaders from states of the Asia-Pacific Region. According to DSA 2010's organisers regional countries are now more than ever in need of the latest technologies and equipment capable of ensuring their security against emerging threats.
This year the Malaysian exhibition will host over 700 companies with 27 national expositions including Russian one. Rosoboronexport has been a regular exhibitor at the DSA events since 1994. Constant interest in the exhibition is underpinned by plans of using this highly promising venue for promotion of Russian high technologies and products. There is a solid foundation already laid: it can be illustrated by many examples of successful interstate projects in the area of Russia's military technical cooperation with the countries of the region. For instance, everybody knows about the contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2003 for supplying to Malaysia the Su-30MKM fighters and setting up support facilities required for their operation.
At DSA 2010 Rosoboronexport will present information about Russian-made military equipment that arouse the greatest interest among regional partners of the Enterprise. Some of them feature technical solutions unparalleled in the world's practice.
In particular, Rosoboronexport takes into account the nature of modern armed conflicts as well as requirements and potential of purchasing countries when offering its partners a range of advanced air defence systems required for reliable air defence of any type of targets such as large mineral fields production facilities, administrative and political bodies, troop formations and military bases. These systems include the Buk-M2E air defence missile system (ADMS), Tor-M2E SHORAD (short-range ADMS), Tunguska-M1 air defence gun/missile system, Igla-S MANPADS (man-portable ADMS), Pantsir-S1 air defence gun/missile system.
The Buk-M2E up-to-date highly mobile multifunctional multi-channel medium-range air defence missile system is widely known for its unique combat effectiveness. It is a follow-on development of the Kvadrat, Buk, Buk-M1 and Buk-M1-2 ADMSs. The Buk-M2E ADMS has substantially increased its combat capacity as compared to the preceding modification. For instance, thanks to integration of a target illumination and missile guidance radar into the system its fire performance has increased by four times and low-altitude air target detection range by 1.5 times. Main combat vehicles of the system can be supplied on the tracked as well as on the wheeled chassis.
The Buk-M2E ADMS is designed to defeat strategic and tactical aircraft, helicopters (including hovering ones), cruise missiles and other aerodynamic targets within their practical operational envelopes, tactical ballistic missiles, air-launched missiles and guided aerial bombs, as well as to engage above-water and ground-based radio-contrast targets.
The Buk-M2E air defence system provides: simultaneous engagement of up to 24 air targets flying from any direction at a range of up to 45 km; high jamming resistance in conditions of intensive electronic countermeasures; effective protection against high precision munitions; all-weather capability, high survivability, mobility and cross-country capacity, low deployment time on any terrain; adaptability for integration into any air defence grouping; operability in different climatic conditions; missile storage without maintenance for the period of 10 years. On customer requests the Buk-M2E ADMS can be integrated into national air defence systems.
Specialists visiting the exhibition in Kuala Lumpur will be able to familiarise themselves with information on combat air systems such as the Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter, Mi-35M combat transport helicopter, Ka-52 reconnaissance-and-attack helicopter, Ka-31 radar picket helicopter, and others.
At the Rosoboronexport's stand due attention will also be paid to materials on naval systems such as Project 636 Kilo class large diesel-electric submarine, several types of small littoral submarines, Gepard-3.9 frigate, Project 20382 Tigr small patrol ship (corvette), Project 14310 Mirage patrol boat, Project 12322 Zubr air cushion landing craft, Pozitiv-MEK shipborne multifunctional electronic system as well as other specialised systems.
Rosoboronexport will also present at the exhibition various types of arms and military equipment intended for land forces, including the T-90S main battle tank (MBT), BMP-3M infantry combat vehicle (ICV), BTR-80 and BTR-80A armoured personnel carriers (APC), Smerch multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), Kornet-E and Metis-M1 antitank missile systems (ATMS), and many others. The BTR-80 APC is an amphibious combat vehicle designed to transport troops and provide fire support to them in combat. The BTR-80 APCs are in service with more than 35 countries. The BMP-3M highly manoeuvrable infantry combat vehicle will undoubtedly attract attention of specialists. The BMP-3M ICV is fitted with a new digital ballistic computer and a thermal vision targeting system with an automatic target tracker. As a result, combat effectiveness of its weapons system including the 100-mm smoothbore gun/missile launcher, 30-mm automatic cannon and 7.62-mm machine gun mounted in a single stabilised weapons module has substantially increased.
Participants in and guests of the DSA 2010 will be able to get clearer idea of the latest Russian T-90S missile/gun-armed tank. It is a small size-and-weight low-silhouette combat vehicle armed with gun/missile armament and fitted with active and dynamic armour protection systems. It is one of the world's best tanks for the time being.
The Kornet-E and Metis-M1 antitank missile systems designed to destroy armoured materiel and fortifications have earned high reputation in all countries where these guided weapon systems are in service. Experts agree that Russian designers were able to make use of the immense experience accumulated at the antitank missile systems development and operation stages, and materialise it into the outstanding performance characteristics of the two systems mentioned above.
Experts will undoubtedly be interested in modernised Kalashnikov assault rifles of the hundredth series (namely the 5.56-mm AK-101 and AK-102, 7.62-mm AK-103 and AK-104), hand-held antitank grenade launchers, sniper rifles, radars, night vision devices as well as many other samples of Russian arms and military equipment incorporating advanced technologies. What's more, while promoting a wide range of Russian-made military-purpose products, Rosoboronexport proposes to organise training of personnel as well as repairing and upgrading of the earlier supplied systems.