Buyers for aviation technology, Russia is now looking at China, India and the middle East, writes the German magazine, explaining the opening of the MAKS air show 2015 in Zhukovsky.
"This year, Putin proudly presents Russian fighter jets, helicopters, missiles and air defense systems. Among the guests of the show are the king of Jordan and the Prince of the UAE, " commented the German journalist.
the last time the air show was in Russia two years earlier. During this period of time, the country has witnessed significant changes." MAX IN the current year is significantly different from its predecessors. When everything changed: the political environment, security situation, market conditions, the list of friends and enemies. This is the first exhibition after the introduction of sanctions against Russia. For the first time at the air show not represented Ukrainian organizations, although two years earlier the number was nearly fifty, " writes a German journalist.
earlier, the Russian aviation industry tried to build cooperation with Western partners, and now in this area there is an obvious "pivot to the East" - Among the guests of the air show, a lot of commissioners, China, the Middle East and India. So, Saudi Arabia, which buys military equipment from the US, currently showing great interest in Russian military helicopters and operational-tactical missile complexes " Iskander ". However, in the U.S. space industry dependent on Russia, reminiscent of Creator: for the last four years, not a single astronaut did not get to the ISS without the help of a Russian rocket, and rocket engines in Russia until now has not found alternative.