Russia is one of the permanent participants in the arms shows held every two years in Malaysia. And although the Russian exposition is not very large, there are always military-technical innovations in it.
The LIMA-2011 military-technical salon demonstrated an unrelenting interest in Russian equipment and weapons.
This salon got its name from the name of the island of Langkawi, a traditional venue since 1991. The prestige and popularity of the salon to a large extent depends on the active participation of Russian representatives, not only state ones, but also private ones. Over time, Russia entered the Southeast and Pacific markets.
The salon of this year could be considered quite ordinary and predictable, if not for the Russian aviation exposition. On display were MiG-29SMT, MiG-35, Su-30MKM aircraft, Be-200, Su-30MK2, MiG-29M, Il-76MD, Yak-130 amphibians. Among the helicopters there are multipurpose Ka-32 and Ka-226T, Mi-35M, transport Mi-26T2, combat Mi-28NE and Ka-52, Mi-171Sh, patrol Ka-31. In addition, there were representatives of naval equipment: the Gepard 3.9 ship, the Murena-E landing boat, the Amur-1650 submarine, the Tornado missile ship, the Tiger project 20382 corvette, and patrol boats. " Sable "," Firefly "," Mirage ", A106 and" Mongoose ".
Also, everyone could see the means of air destruction, unmanned aerial vehicles and ship-based destruction systems, presented in a fairly large number.
According to Viktor Komardin, head of the Russian delegation, the bulk of Russian military-technical exports go to the south-eastern region. However, Russia plans to expand cooperation with eastern countries, even despite high competition. We will remind, the Russian Federation cooperates even with such countries as Cambodia, Brunei, the Philippines and Nepal.
This year was the beginning of the use of new methods for the presentation of military equipment. Rosoboronexport used digital technologies using an interactive exhibition complex. Thus, the videos simulated in 3D format will be able to demonstrate real situations of using the presented military-technical samples.
It is known that the Malaysian Air Force has been using Russian MiG-29 fighters for quite some time. Currently, a decision has been made to replace them with newer samples. Therefore, a tender for the purchase of new combat vehicles should begin soon, among which, in addition to the Western European "Rafale", "Grippen", "Eurofighter Typhoon", the American F / A-18 "Super Hornet", the Russian Su-30MKM will also take part. The participation of the MiG is also predicted.
At this stage, Malaysian troops are mastering the Su-30MKM. And although there are still certain problems, the military is confident that this fighter will be no worse than the MiG.
In addition to fighters, customers are actively interested in the air defense system. The display of the Almaz-Antey concern has been largely renewed. The stands display various information in the form of posters, models, leaflets and films about the S-300VM Antey-2500, Tor-M1 and Tor-M2E air defense systems, Favorit C-300PMU2, Tunguska-M1 air defense missile systems, S-400 "Triumph", SAM "Buk-M2E" guided missiles, as well as air defense systems and sea-based air defense systems.
Most of the equipment presented in this show has been modernized. And this is not only the most powerful Antey-2500 missile system, but also the upgraded Klinok anti-aircraft missile system and the Gibka MANPADS system equipped with an optical electronic control system.
The presented air defense systems, in combination with the latest reconnaissance means, can serve as an excellent basis for creating a reliable and highly effective air defense-missile defense system in any country in the world.
Submarines and warships of the Zelenodolsk shipyard were also presented at the exhibition. Most recently, two frigates "Gepard-3.9" were put into operation, in the design of which the structural elements of "Stealth" were used. These ships are equipped with the latest types of weapons, among which it is necessary to highlight the Palma missile and artillery anti-aircraft complex with an optical electronic control system and the Sosna-R supersonic missile, which is the most powerful missile in its class. Such weapons will allow hitting enemy targets with almost one hundred percent probability.
The Club-K container rocket launcher was also demonstrated, which became a real sensation of the exhibition.
In addition to military equipment, LIMA-2011 also demonstrated samples of high-tech civilian products: MC-21 and Sukhoi SuperJet-100 airliners.
As the LIMA-2011 showroom showed, military equipment and weapons are highly valued even in peacetime. According to V. Komardin, the number of orders for the export of Russian military equipment is estimated at $ 36 billion, and orders continue to come in.