JSC Rosoboronexport’s presentation in Spain – looking for joint projects

Written by thomas · Filed Under Defense 

January 16, 2012


Completing the cross Year of Spain in Russia and Russia in Spain, which has encompassed more than 350 events in the political, economic and cultural life of the two countries, Rosoboronexport’s delegation held a presentation at the Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid devoted to the Company’s efforts targeted at business, financial and military communities of the country.

The meeting was attended by the CEOs of the leading foreign companies, including EADS, Indra, Navantia, TIHGSA, Technobit, Expal, Spain’s Army General Staff officers headed by Deputy Chief of Armaments Brigadier General Jose Ignacio Martinez de Lagos Beitia, as well as media.

The Russian side was represented by Minister Counselor of the RF Embassy in the Kingdom of Spain Alexander Surikov, Russian trade representative in Spain Alexei Rubinchik and Rosoboronexport’s delegation headed by Chief of the Regional Department Sergei Ladygin.

The foreign attendees of the presentation were informed of the particularities of interaction between Russian entities of military-technical cooperation (MTC) and foreign partners, the MTC structure and the regulations governing MTC with foreign countries. Particular attention was paid to the activities of Rosoboronexport, the sole Russian state intermediary in the field of export / import of weapons and military equipment authorized to supply defense products to foreign countries, render military and dual-use services and technologies.  The issues of cooperation in the field of design, development and subsequent supply of military and dual-use high-tech and competitive products to third country markets have also been discussed with the representatives of the Spanish defense industry.

“The purpose of our presentation is to establish long-term and mutually beneficial contacts with the leading enterprises of the Spanish defense industrial complex,” – said  Ladygin, head of Rosoboronexport’s delegation. – “As a result, we have had a constructive exchange of views on the prospects of possible co-operation between our Company and Spanish companies and have reached an agreement on future cooperation. We came to Spain not to sell or buy weapons and military equipment, but to look for mutually joint beneficial projects.”

The same evening the RF Embassy in Spain held a reception on behalf of the Russian Ambassador on the occasion of the presentation, during which the members of the Rosoboronexport’s delegation continued to discuss the issues of mutual concern with representatives of the Spanish business community.  Head of the Russian Embassy Alexander Kuznetsov, who addressed the reception, highly appreciated the initiative taken by the Company to undertake marketing efforts and establish partnership relations with management of Spain’s leading defense industrial companies.

In the course of the scheduled activities the Rosoboronexport’s delegation held talks with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and discussed the opportunities for joint development of military products in the interests of third countries capable of actively competing on the world arms market.

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