On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Rosoboronexport (national defense trade state mediator and Rostec subsidiary) disclosed several key figures.
Since November,4th, 2000 when the company received the exclusive right to export the entire range of military equipment it has signed 26,000+ contracts to deliver hardware worth over USD180 billion to 122 countries. As several enterprises keep the rights for independent after sales deals with the foreign customers, the sum above should be increased on 15% roughly. As a result Russia has been consistently ranked as a runner up among the world’s arms traders.
According to Alexander Mikheev, Rosoboronexport CEO the above mentioned figure includes USD 85 billion the aviation equipment, while air defense and army staff exceeds USD 30 billion for each of these services teamed by USD28 billion for the Navy. The remaining USD 7 billion should be counted for the Special Forces, space, dual purpose technology as well as civil arms and commercial goods. Those figures also include infrastructure facilities creation and military personnel training.
The Russian defense trader has established a large portfolio for licensed production and joint ventures in India, Jordan, Malaysia, Vietnam and several other countries.
Rosoboronexport has announced its intention to introduce 50+ new modern weapons and pieces on the global arms market in the next five to seven years. Potential “bestsellers” include Armata-based armored vehicles family, Su-57E fifth-generation fighter jet, Ka-52 shipborne and Mi-28E night-capable helicopters and the Antey-4000 air defense missile system.
The company claims intention to extend technology transfer and joint production with different nations as well as civil products promotion.
On October 15, 2020 the Russian President Vladimir Putin as the RF Supreme Commander marked Rosoboronexport achievements in national security and international defense sales with the Certificate of Honor.