Rosoboronexport to Offer a Broad Line-up of Russian Security Solutions at the Second Russia-Africa Summit

Defence Industry

Moscow: Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will take part in the Second Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum, which will be held on July 27-28, 2023 at the Expoforum Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg.

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The Company will offer a wide range of tools and solutions to ensure the security of the state and society.

“The Russia-Africa Summit gives the greatest incentive to strengthen comprehensive and equal cooperation between Russia and African countries in all its dimensions: politics, security, economy, science and technology, cultural and humanitarian spheres. For Rosoboronexport, the Summit is a unique event enabling us to find new growth points in cooperation with partners. Following the first summit, we saw an extremely high prolonged conversion from the talks in Sochi. Since 2019 to the present, we have signed over 150 contract documents with African partners and increased our order book by more than $10 billion. During this time, we have expanded our presence adding five new countries on the continent,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.

The Russia-Africa Summit helps Rostec State Corporation, Rosoboronexport and other Russian companies to maintain and strengthen ties with traditional partners, find reliable customers and start developing new market segments.

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“Rosoboronexport’s mission at the Second Russia-Africa Summit is to elaborate concepts of addressing the main challenges to the global African security architecture, together with delegations from more than 30 countries of the continent which have arrived in St. Petersburg. The Company will demonstrate tools developed and tested in Russia to counter terrorism, organized crime, cyber threats, protect the constitutional system and public order, provide border and critical facility security and surveillance,” Alexander Mikheev noted.

At the Summit, Rosoboronexport will offer the guests of the event the products of Russia’s companies exhibited in the Expoforum’s pavilion, as well as in an outdoor display area. The Company’s booth is divided into thematic zones dedicated to counterterrorism equipment and intelligent digital technologies.

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Among counterterrorism equipment, the Company will present special small arms, combat gear, tactical optics, non-lethal weapons, screening and explosive detection equipment, perimeter security systems and satellite communication systems.

In the Intelligent Digital Technologies zone, Rosoboronexport will show IT solutions developed by Russian companies, tested in the domestic market and adapted for use in African countries. These include a comprehensive Smart City project, a national-level cyber security platform, as well as Internet monitoring, information protection and legal data interception systems.

In the outdoor exhibit, Rosoboronexport and a number of Russian companies will demonstrate military, dual-use and civilian products designed to counter various security threats that are most in demand on the African continent.

The outdoor exhibit is also divided into thematic sections. In the UAV zone, the Orion reconnaissance/strike UAV, Orlan-10E and Orlan-30 reconnaissance UAVs, Kub-E loitering munition and other battle-proven UAV systems will be showcased. Counter-UAV systems, including RB-504P-E, Serp-VS5, Saphir and a number of others, are exhibited in close proximity to the drones. Spartak, Tiger-Raid and Strela MRAP vehicles are on display in the armored combat vehicles zone.

In the exhibition area of Russian Helicopters, a Rostec company, the guests will also be able to get acquainted with Russian helicopters having high export potential. The Mi-8MTV-1 in the medical version, Mi-171E and Mi-38 in VIP configuration, Ansat and the first Russian Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter will be on display at the Summit.

Rosoboronexport plans to implement a large-scale business program. Meetings are expected with most of the delegations, some of which are represented at the highest level.