"Rosoboronexport" will expand the market for sales of military aircraft from Latin America, Libya and Croatia, even with Vietnam. Compete, especially in the segment of heavy aircraft, which will soon be Su-35, "Rosoboronexport" is quite capable. But it would be easier to negotiate when the hands will be the main trump card - the exact timing of the development and production of fifth generation aircraft.
"Rosoboronexport" announced their plans to increase exports of military aircraft. In the near future, the Group intends to significantly expand the geography of its sales, said zamgendirektora "Rosoboronexport" Alexander Mikheyev in an interview with the publication of "arms", which will be released next week.
Exports of Russian military aviation engineering third year remain at about the same level. This year, the export of military aircraft of $ 2.6 billion experts believe that this is quite a good result. Major markets have long been divided, with many contracts in force until now, concluded a few years ago. "Recently, we have consistently sell for 40 aircraft per year. The Americans about the same size, even smaller ones," - explained the expert Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (ACT) Konstantin Makienko. In doing so, the sale of each new combat aircraft will generate approximately $ 100 million aircraft itself is worth about $ 40 million, the rest gives Aerodromnaya logistics, expensive aircraft destruction (missiles and bombs), spare parts, training of pilots.
Now the list of consumers of domestic military aircraft includes India, China, Algeria, Malaysia and Venezuela. But the supply of fighter jets Su-30MKM Malaysia to the same end in this year. Ends the contract and the Algerian Air Force. The main consumer China is already well staffed.
Air Fleet Celestial has a 300 aircraft Su-27 and Su-30 Russian-made. "The Chinese are now occupied the fence, they need a more modern aircraft," - said Makienko.
This is a heavy aircraft Su-35. So far, only the aircraft is being tested and will be released in the series, and therefore the export, not before 2012. But now "Rosoboronexport" pillar location. "Today, as a result of technical advice to the Chinese side had proposed collaboration on the Su-35 in the form of purchases of aircraft ready to follow the organization of licensed production in China", - says plans Mikheyev. Consultations on this issue will likely continue at the upcoming air show in August at Zhukovsky.
But the absolute guarantee for the Chinese order no. Apparently, this uncertainty was once the chief of his partner, forced "Rosoboronexport" to seek new markets.
In the Middle East can supply MiG-29SMT in Egypt, a new batch of these machines can be purchased Yemen, said Mikheyev.
Also, "Rosoboronexport" hopes to increase the presence of Russian military fighter aircraft to Latin America, which considers as promising the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian markets. "Venezuela will sooner or later, the regiment of Su-35 (24 aircraft)," - said Makienko. In his view, is not taken into account Brazil: the country could "shoot" and buy from 12 to 24 aircraft.
In addition, the "Rosoboronexport" hoping for a breakthrough on the Libyan market. In fact, the aviation component of country's air force is based on Russian and Soviet technology. "The pilots and engineers and technicians were trained in Russian and Soviet universities. The tactics of warfare based on the use of our aircraft. Libya today - this is one of the leading North African countries with good financial opportunities that allow it to plan the acquisition of a major technology," - says Mikheev. Another point is that the Libyans - a very demanding and selective purchases of IWT. Despite the fact that Libya, as the Mikheev, showing keen interest in the MiG-35, Su-35, the latest shock attack helicopters, air defense systems, experts believe that global procurement, as in the past, Libya exercise will not be . According to Makienko, it can be ordered from the "Rosoboronexport" new planes for about $ 2 billion
In the "Rosoboronexport" perfectly aware that the current range, in fact, has already exhausted itself. For full competition with the same Americans need new advantages. It is no coincidence, says Mikheev, "in 2020 and further focus will shift to the promotion of emerging today aircraft Su-35, MiG-35, MiG-29M/M2 in the future - the fifth-generation aircraft."
"If the Su-35 will be fast, but it is an interim aircraft between the present and future models of the fifth generation fighter aircraft, the heavy air, we really will be all good - explains Makienko. - In this market we now have everything that can and will be even growth potential. " Successful implementation of the project Su-35 will enable the "Rosoboronexport" to offer the market a product whose performance surpasses all created so far. As soon as the "dry" will complete the work on Su-35, a company with a head plunge into the most ambitious project to create the fifth-generation aircraft. Creating a fifth generation fighter aircraft valued at U.S. $ 12-14 billion of its main Unlike predecessors - all available information is analyzed and a computer issued to a pilot in the form of tips.
And if everything goes as promised in the "dry", the export option can be offered to the world market after 2015. "I think the real term supply fifth-generation aircraft - in 2020 - said Makienko. - The American experience shows - from the first flight of the prototype and delivery of the aircraft in the series, even with adequate financing usually requires 10 years." Much earlier on the world market will be an American fighter JSF, which will be the main competitor of the Russian fighter.
Here is a MiG-35 (a new modification of the MiG-29) - airplane middle class - the competition is already предостаточно. "Mikheyev said that the chances for victory in the Indian tender MiG-35 is quite high. But the division of Indian contract with its aircraft could intervene French Rafale, Swedish Grippen, American F-16, Eurofighter, - said Makienko. Source Gazety.Ru "in" dry "adds:" Do not forget: the negotiations on the sale of military aviation in general arhislozhnaya thing. Here the role of a million things: traditional country, the Air Force preference previously concluded contracts, policies, oil and gas issues, and even color seller.