Russia will present the best products of its aircraft and rocket and space industries at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, which begins in the London suburb of Farnborough on Monday and will last through July 20.
"This year the Russian exposition occupies 1,738 square meters. Seventy-four organizations will deploy their stands, and 16 of them, including seven participants in military-technological cooperation, will demonstrate military hardware: OJSC Rosoboronexport, OJSC Sukhoi Company, OJSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, OJSC Ilyushin, OJSC Oboronprom, FSUE Gas Turbine Research and Production Center Salut and OJSC Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMZ)," the Federal Service for Military-Technological Cooperation told Interfax-AVN earlier.
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will demonstrate a number of brand new products, among them a 103-seat Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) short-haul aircraft of the UTair Express airline.
"A full-size cabin model and a flight simulator will represent the MS-21 project. The exposition will demonstrate mockups of all planes of the UAC product family, including military aircraft T-50, Su-35, MiG-35 and Yak-130 and a new heavy transport jet Il-76MD-90A, whose batch deliveries will begin this year," the UAC press service said.
Earlier reports said Rosoboronexport was set to make a presentation of combat helicopters and planes for delegations from the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Company specialists expect a keen interest of foreign delegations in the super-maneuverable fighter Su-35, the multirole frontline fighter MiG-29M/M2, the combat trainer Yak-130, the military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, combat helicopters Mi-35M, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 and air attack means.
Meanwhile, Roscosmos will present a joint exposition of rocket and space industry majors, among them the Center for Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities Operation, the Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center, NPO Lavochkin, the Academician Pilyugin Scientific Production Center of Automatics and Instrument Making, the Energia Corporation and Russian Space Systems.
The Federal Space Agency will put on display mockups of spacecraft Spektr-UV, also known as World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet, Luna-Globe, Luna-Resurs, Foton-M and Resurs-P, launch vehicles Soyuz-2 and Soyuz-ST and booster Fregat, as well as other innovative products of the Russian rocket and space industry.
The Farnborough International Airshow was launched in 1948. Russia became an airshow exhibitor in 2008.
Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy to the United Kingdom addressed the British Foreign Office last Friday for explanations regarding the fact that numerous members of the Russian delegation supposed to be present at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 failed to receive British visas.
"The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom expresses its regret that the arrival of the main part of the Russian delegation to the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 hosted by the United Kingdom has been disrupted," the embassy said in a statement.
Officials from the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry, the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation), the state corporation Rostec, the Irkut aircraft corporation, the arms export agency Rosoboronexport, and other organizations and companies were supposed to attend the airshow to take part in negotiations, it said.
"Technical workers in charge of the safe operation of exhibits that Russia has delivered for being exhibited at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 have been unable to receive visas," it said.
This is not the first time Russian delegation members have been unable to take part in international exhibitions this year, it said.
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