MAKS-2017 Concludes With $6.7 Billion Contracts

25.07.2017 Russia
MAKS-2017 Concludes With $6.7 Billion Contracts

MAKS-2017 Concludes With $6.7 Billion Contracts

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The sum of the contracts concluded within the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 at the Russian city of Zhukovsky is estimated at 400 billion rubles ($6.7 billion), the press service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said.

“The total sum of contracts and agreements of intent is estimated at 400 billion rubles,” the statement said.

The largest deals of the international salon became a contract for the supply of 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to Russia’s Aeroflot company and a leasing contract of 16 MC-21 airplanes by Russian carrier Red Wings Airlines, according to the statement.

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in the Moscow region kicked off on Tuesday and ended its work on Sunday.

A total of 880 companies from 36 countries took part in this year’s edition, with nearly 500,000 visitors.

Meanwhile, More than 1,200 military from 22 countries arrived in Russia to begin preparations for the Army Games 2017 competitions.

The teams from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, India, China, South Africa and other countries have arrived at the sites of Tank Biathlon, Military Medical Relay Race, Army Scout Masters and Field Kitchen competitions and have started preparing for the games, the Ministry’s press service said in a statement.

The annual military International Army Games-2017 will be held from 28 July 28 to 12 August in Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China.

The contests include competitions among tank crews, snipers, air and seaborne practices, as well as medical, scout and other contests.

The first Army Games were held in 2015 on the initiative of the Russian Defense Minister, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

 

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