Our Latin America

Our Latin America

Our home has a good potential for the future development of military-technical cooperation with Latin American countries. Namely, Rosoboronexport mark freshest wave of enthusiasm in the region for a specimen of Russian military equipment and weapons.

The exhibition "Sitdef Peru 2011" Sergei Ladigin, managing Rosoboronexport delegation, namely, to say that our home steadily and intensively promotes the Latin American market its products to the military mission. In contrast to the defense structures of many other countries, Russia has a conversation not only on the supply of finished vehicles and guns. Russian offer much more extensive, it is a whole range of services for warranty repair and maintenance, sale of spare parts, modernization of military equipment and weapons, which were delivered in the days of Russian Union also licensed production of new systems.

A prolific and constantly evolving relationship between the Republic of Peru and the Russian Federation contribute to the growth of interest in the products of Russian "defense" and from other Latin American countries. Thus, for example, based on a repair service center, which currently being created in Mexico, will be serviced by Russian helicopters, and Venezuela created its counterpart. In addition, there will be training base in Bolivia, which will study the military. At the moment the contract signed and implemented in the field of military-technical cooperation with Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries.

In general, the volume of Russian military-technical cooperation with the countries of the region increases, and the Russian Federation are scheduled excellent prospects for Latin American defense market. In this perspective, managing director of Rosoboronexport delegation said that from time to time, the most fantastic things get real. No one could say 10 years ago that segodnyaschy Our homeland is so active in Latin America and no one believed it. Many people talk about the fact that Russia in this region no one is empty, it's not her area that Latin America — a very remote area, and so on, and so similar. Contrary to predictions, now in Latin America, our home has a very positive result for Military-Technical Cooperation, said Ladigin.

Strengthen cooperation profitable not only of the Russian Federation, and its partners. Now there are little countries in Latin America, which are not supplied by Rosoboronexport arms. In some places, huge contracts, somewhere small. There are no small and large contracts. In Russia there is cooperation between the partners. And always be the source for development. And this source in the last decade has been put, the head of the Russian delegation. With all this, he saw that now need to be considered not acquired bucks, and the countries with which the Russian Federation cooperates. Our homeland is ready to teach people to supply their equipment. She is ready to supply spare parts to Latin America, to create a repair and service centers for equipment normally worked away from Russia, so as not to take her to Russia, and then carry out repairs. Russian side is ready to transfer technologies across virtually the entire armament. "Yes, is not gratuitous, but on a mutually beneficial basis, in the interests of Russian industry, and our homeland will not hide," — said Ladigin.

Rosoboronexport hopes that in the near future, Cuba will once again be one of the major Latin American buyers Russian weapons.

When Rosoboronexport will supply the latest technology and provide its sales service, Cuba will be able to use it with the same effectiveness as before. "Cuba — an old friend of, which Rosoboronexport wanted to return to the max and increase cooperation", — said Ladigin. At the same time things boil down to the fact that Cuba acquires from RF parts to equipment, which is delivered earlier.

Sergei Ladigin stressed that this is a very difficult process because the technology in the near future is often changed. One thing making me more, why look for parts to an old technique is problematic, and include the creation of spare parts for obsolete equipment is not always profitable. This is a difficult task, but we allow either take from warehouses, or remove from the equipment that is in good condition, but not used. In other words, we seek the solution of this problem and satisfy the demands of Cuban customers.

At the direction of the Peruvian

In its own turn Viktor Polyakov, head of the Peruvian consulate of Russian Technologies, said at the show in Lima, that the volume of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Peru over the last couple of years have made over 130 million dollars. This amount is created by the contract for the supply of 8 helicopters: 2 Mi-35P and 6 Mi-171SH. Contract price — 107 million dollars. Other means — it's the other contracts.

Polyakov said that the 1st batch of 3 Mi-171SH who bought Peru, will be delivered only after May 20 of this year, and the remaining three machines will be presented to the customer at the end of July. Representatives of the Russian Technologies satisfied with the implementation of this agreement. In addition, the customer is also happy with its implementation, highlighted Polyakov.

Also relevant is the question of construction in Peru, a service center for serious repair and maintenance of Mi-8, Mi-26T helicopters and Mi-17. The agreement was signed in 2008 with the participation of the presidents of Peru and the Russian Federation, representatives of Rosoboronexport uttered.

In general, Lima — it is a regular partner of the Russian Federation in the sphere of military-technical cooperation. Start of cooperation still fall to the period of the Soviet Union. In accordance with information provided by the press service of "Rosoboronexport", starting from 1973, Peru has purchased T-55 tanks, Mi-8 helicopters, MiG-29 and other standards of weapons and equipment. During this period a small government reincarnated in the 1st of the leading buyers in the region of military aircraft and civilian purpose, different types of weapons, which were carried out in the Russian Union becoming the favorite for this indicator.

Fair to say that during the 90 years of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Peru almost was not conducted. But with nedavneshnego time again that cooperation was developing intensively. Already signed contracts for the repair and modernization of MiG-29 and Mi-17 helicopters. Another well-known contract — Purchase of Peru Russian army anti-tank missile complexes "Kornet-E."

Peru have shown great interest in the Russian armored vehicles, tools, anti-tank and naval engineering. This year, the Peruvian submarine fleet will be celebrating its centenary. And, surely, the time came to upgrade submarine fleet, said Ladigin. He does not know when it will happen, but the Peruvians began to see what is offered by the world's major producers of submarines. This process is involved and our homeland, know their materials, said the head of the delegation.

Latin American countries, including Peru, a growing enthusiasm to exhibit anti-aircraft missile systems. Our homeland will participate in the tender for the supply to the Republic of Peru anti-aircraft and medium-range, noted Ladigin. Arms Market in Peru he called very promising. Russia offers Peruvians mutually beneficial cooperation options.

According to the disk imaging, which gave the
exhibition in Lima Russian delegation, Rosoboronexport for tender in Peru will present "Tor-M2E" short-range air defense missile systems and "Buk-M2E" medium-range air defense missile systems, which were developed and implemented by Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey". Anti-aircraft missile system "Tor-M2E" is an effective instrument for destruction of aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, missiles and other parts of precision instruments that fly on as a small, small and medium altitudes in difficult noise and air conditions. Air targets can be looked up, show up and be recognized as a war machine in motion, and on the spot. The transition to support the goals and launch rockets carried out with rather short stop. Battery AAMS "Tor-M2E" consists of four combat vehicles. SAM "Buk-M2E", thanks to the introduction of a means of combat systems phased arrays can immediately detect up to 24 air targets at once to storm 6 more unsafe. The equipment of the complex radar illumination and guidance to the antenna post, which rises to a height of 21 meters, has given the opportunity in a meaningful way to increment the efficiency of the complex for low-flying targets.

The head of Rosoboronexport delegation confirmed that the Peruvian agreement on modernization of Su-25, not including the Russian Federation is claimed by Georgia and Belarus. This he told when answering the question whether indeed that one of the Belarusian aircraft repair plants involved in the effort to upgrade the Su-25 Air Force of Peru. Sergei Ladigin saw that this plant is not involved in the work, but it does offer. Such proposals are based and from Georgia. What can be said in this way? Was the Soviet Union. After he left the enterprise in Georgia and Belarus. Do they have the right to find customers. In the Russian Federation, too. Let's see who will be the executor of works, said a representative of Rosoboronexport.

Ladigin also said that the company "MiG" is currently addressing the issue of modernization of MiG-29, which is in service with the Peruvian Air Force. He said that the contract not with Rosoboronexport, as with the "MiG", and at the moment he is in the stage of development of the vibrant. Representatives of the Russian delegation at the military exhibition, which takes place in the capital of Peru, said that the final decision on modernization of Su-25 Air Force Peru Lima can be made after the 2nd step of the presidential elections in the republic, which is scheduled for June 5 this year.

Surprises are not excluded

Responding to the allegations of some media that, in connection with the recent events in some regions of the Earth, for example, North Africa, Russia may be left without many, very large weapons contracts, Sergey Ladigin stressed that the political processes that take place at the moment in some States — regular buyers of Russian weapons, will not lead to a drastic change in their values in the MTC. He said that, of course, brand new authority can decide which to base policy and what to do to continue, but let's look at the time of the collapse of the Union of Russian. This was preceded by the loss of our position in the Eastern European countries. Former allies of the USSR very rapidly moved into the NATO camp. Many believed that NATO would give them their modern, new gun. But how many Eastern European countries have at the moment guns from NATO? Our homeland is involved in the repair and modernization of the equipment that has been supplied and the Warsaw Treaty states that to this day they operated. In connection with this Ladigin thinks that no change of government, there is no change of government will not lead to the failure of the technology that is already used. As an example, he cited the Republic of Peru. At the end of the 80s in this country has been put a lot of military equipment of the USSR. Over the years and in Russia, and in this country is very much changed policy. But the repair and supply of spare parts for equipment remain, as at present — and the delivery of new weapons. As they say, the technique is beyond politics. Appliances or bad, or canceled. And there is no need to give light weight of its tags. And in Iraq, in Afghanistan and Americans successfully use a Kalashnikov. Because Ladigin does not think that the change of government in a State or lead to rejection of the use of military equipment and weapons.

Russian experts at reporters saw that on July 5, during a parade in the capital of Venezuela in Caracas, which is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the independence of this country, there may be surprises. Sergei Ladigin, wanting to keep the intrigue, did not specify the journalists what particular equipment will appear in the parade. He said that Venezuela is now being implemented with a lot of contracts, and it is difficult to list them.

Meanwhile in Lima, reporters learned another piece of news. According disk imaging state corporation "Russian Technologies", Uruguay became the first Latin American country, which has decided to buy Russian armored inflated cross-functional "Tiger." The contract for the supply of "Tigers" was signed on April 28. Earlier, the "Tigers" have been tested well in the Republic of Brazil, but so far this has not led to any agreements with this country.

The principal feature of the agreement signed with Uruguay was the fact that he first signed with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, the representative of the Russian Technologies Anatoly Zuev. In his view, this is a political agreement. Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country is counting on the "Tigers" to deal with the growing drug trafficking.

Another feature of the signed contract is that with the help of Russian machine broke through the Latin American market. He says that Uruguay is one of the showcases of Latin America. Delivery vehicles "Ural" in this region, too, began with Uruguay.

Talking about the MTC Uruguay and Russia, Zuev noted that this state for more than 10-year history of cooperation signed more than 10 contracts.

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