Rosoboronexport plans to discuss all outstanding issues of military technical cooperation with both Indonesian and other regional partners. Rosoboronexport is presenting more than 200 items of Russian armaments and military equipment at 5th International INDO DEFENCE 2012 Expo & Forum will be held from 7 to 10 November 2012 at Jakarta, Indonesia.
“Indonesia is one of Russia’s major partners in the region, and it is only natural that we expect progress in many areas of our military technical cooperation with this country, following our talks in Jakarta. We offer our Indonesian partners various projects. It can be licence assembly, joint item development, or assistance in refining products developed by Indonesia. This also involves technologies transfers, which is now especially important for Indonesia striving to develop its own defence industry”, – said Viktor Komardin, deputy director general of Rosoboronexport and head of the delegation to the exhibition.
Rosoboronexport expect that Russian air defence systems, such as the Buk-M2E missile system, Pantsir-S1 gun/missile system, and Igla-S man-portable air defence missile system, will draw special attention this year.
Rosoboronexport proposes to Indonesia a concept of integrated air defence system based on the Buk-M2E medium-range air defence missile systems and Pantsir-S1 short-range air defence gun/missile systems. Russian experts believe that the system in such configuration will be able to effectively protect country’s vital military and administrative installations from all existing air attack weapons of potential enemy, including from massive air strikes.
Highly popular in the region Russian aircraft will also be at the centre stage of the exhibition. Besides promoting new defence products such as the Ka-52 and Mi-28NE combat helicopters, Mi-26Т2 heavy-lift transport with the upgraded avionics suite and Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopters, Rosoboronexport intends to discuss with its partners all issues related to the organisation of an efficient after-sales servicing system for Russian aircraft and helicopters as well as conditions for establishing service centres.
Indonesian partners will display a BMP-3F infantry combat vehicle (ICV) operated by the Indonesian Marine Corps. The BMP-3F ICVs have earned an excellent reputation with the Indonesian armed forces. Other countries in the region are showing interest in armoured vehicles from the BMP-3 family. Russian armoured materiel in general, and the T-90S main battle tank (MBT) with its latest upgraded version in particular, show good sales prospects in this region’s market.
The 90S MBT has demonstrated excellent performance meeting its high combat and running specifications during most exacting trials in one of the countries in the region.
In the naval sector Rosoboronexport offers a wide variety of surface ships and boats, submarines, various weapon systems. Considering extended maritime borderlines of states in the region, one of the most important problems is to ensure effective protection of their 200-mile economic zones. For this purpose Rosoboronexport offers a set of facilities for establishing an integrated littoral sea control system.