Rosoboronexport at 20, Focusing Middle East & North African Region

Rosoboronexport, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on 4th November 2020 is focusing the Middle East and African Region to expand its business and partnership opportunities.

Rosoboronexport, which is the only state intermediary in Russia for the exports and imports of the entire range of products, technologies, and services of military and dual use was founded in 4th November 2000.

Rosoboronexport’s press-service informed ARABIAN DEFENCE that the Middle East and North African region is historically an important market for Russian Military products, and several countries in this region are its ‘long-term, reliable partners’. “Today Rosoboronexport’s proposals are of a comprehensive nature and are aimed at expanding industrial partnership. This includes the possibility of technology transfer and localization of production, maintenance, and repair of equipment, as well as training of the specialists. In addition to modern military products, Rosoboronexport is ready to supply the law enforcement agencies of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa with highly effective special equipment for  anti-terrorism”, – said the company.

Rosoboronexport is offering its partners in the Middle East and North Africa, the latest products of the Russian defense industry for the air force, the ground forces, the navy and the air defense.  A presentation of the 155mm MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer was held for the Middle Eastern partners this year. The latest Russian systems for countering unmanned aerial vehicles of all classes were exhibited during the Dubai Airshow 2019.

“In the background of the coronavirus pandemic, ROE not only fulfills all its obligations to the customers, but also continues to regularly introduce to the global market new models of weapons, military equipment and civilian products, as well as expand the practice of industrial partnership. Thus, such advanced weapons as the 59N6-TE radar capable of detecting hypersonic targets, the Boomerang wheeled combat platform, the latest means and equipment to combat epidemiological threats have been launched to the market.

In recent years the promotion of the T-90MS main battle tank with incomparable firepower, the Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank with unique combat capabilities, the Tornado-S long-range multiple launch rocket system, the Mi-38T medium-class multipurpose helicopter, Project 12701 Alexandrit-E mine countermeasures ship, Project 21980E Grachonok special purpose boat, coastal missile systems has been started. Against the background of the growing threat from small-sized unmanned aerial vehicles, Rosoboronexport has offered its partners a line of special electronic warfare equipment designed to combat them”, – reported Rosoboronexport.


According to the press-service of the company, a promising new field of activity is the promotion on the global market of high-tech civilian and dual-use products, including security equipment (a new segment for Rosoboronexport) in the interests of the Ministries of Internal Affairs, National Guard, gendarmerie, border, customs and migration services, special purpose forces, civil defense and rescue, other law enforcement agencies, which earlier were not the partners of Rosoboronexport.

“In the segments of non-lethal weapons, civilian and service small arms, a number of export contracts have already been signed. Foreign partners are showing high interest in the Russian proposals for the creation of mobile anti-infectious medical centers, systems for monitoring and responding to emergencies, as well as in the comprehensive automated system Safe City.

In October 2020, at the XXIV International Exhibition of Means of State Security Provision Interpolitex-2020 held in Moscow, Rosoboronexport presented, for the first time, mobile inspection systems for transport and cargo, the DVL-10-M3 Volkodav high-precision rifle”, – said the Russian defense exporter.

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