This year will see Rosoboronexport for the second time at the event, with Russian Helicopters too displaying its top of the line defence products at FAMEX
Russia’s state owned arms trade company Rosoboronexport is setting up a joint Russian exposition at the Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 to take place at AFB 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on 24 to 27 April 2019.
Director General Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev said, “Rosoboronexport takes consistent steps to strengthen its positions in Latin America. Here people are well aware of and appreciate Russian aviation, helicopter and automotive equipment for outstanding performance and reliability. We are going to keep cooperating with Latin American countries to the extent of supplying the whole range of military products, including modern Russian weapons, advanced drones, AD platforms and ammunition among them.
Mikheev said the company has already demonstrated its expertise in construction of after-sales infrastructure to maintain supplied equipment and train personnel. He added that the company is open to any opportunity in the area.
FAMEX has been conducted under auspices of Mexico’s ministry of national defence since 2015. This year will see Rosoboronexport for the second time at the event. The joint expo will include the booths of Rosoboronexport and Russian Helicopters displaying over 200 pieces of military equipment.
The Russian arms major is banking high on its Yak-130 combat-trainer and MiG-29M multirole frontline fighter. The company hopes to impress its foreign clientele with highly advanced machines, such as the Mi-17V-5 and Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, Mi-35M attack helicopter with troop-carrying capacity, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 gunships, as well as Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopter.
The company believes there is definite export potential in the Orlan-E, Orlan-10E, and Takhion unmanned aircraft systems, as well as AD systems, namely Pantsir-S1 gun-missile system, Viking and Buk-M2E SAMs, and Verba and Igla-S MANPADS.
Besides, the interest in military assets and gear for agencies fighting crime, terrorism and drug mafia is very much alive in the region. Thus, Rosoboronexport expects the BTR-80A/82A personnel carrier, assorted small arms and grenade launchers, Tigr-M and Typhoon vehicles, which have already gained popularity in the region, to gather crowds of regional specialists as well.