Some 50 enterprises from the Russian defense sector displayed their newest products at the 5th international air show – Aero India - 2005 that opened in the town of Bangalore on Wednesday.
The exhibition, held every other year, was organized by the Indian Defense Ministry's defense industry and procurement department.
Russia is a traditional participant in the Bangalore air show. It is represented by such companies as Sukhoi, MiG, Irkut, Russian Avionics Alliance, Tekhnokomplex, and Saturn, and the Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yakovlev, Mil and Kamov aircraft producers.
Some of these firms promote their products on foreign markets independently, while others are represented by the Rosoboronexport weapons trading company and Aviaexport.
A distinctive feature of the Russian exhibition is that it displays a number of products manufactured jointly with foreign firms. For example, some of them incorporate the avionics using the newest achievements by French and Israeli firms.
It considerably boosted the export potential of Russian equipment.
A model of the SM-146 turbo-jet engine is displayed for the first time. It was developed by the Russia's Saturn jointly with Frances’s Chekma for a Russian regional plane.
The show opened at the time of a favorable situation for Russia on the market of aerospace equipment in southeast Asia.