On August 17, 2022, within the framework of the VIII Army 2022 International Military and Technical Forum, Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Marine Instrumentation Corporation signed a joint action program to promote naval equipment in the external market in 2022-2027. The program provides for the promotion of the latest electronic warfare systems, automated control systems and navigation aids for equipping surface ships and submarines of foreign customers, as well as coastal defense missile and surveillance systems.
“Following the key trend in the global arms market, we have placed special emphasis in the program on the expansion of industrial cooperation. Under the signed program, Rosoboronexport will offer its foreign partners solutions for adapting Russian equipment to naval platforms being upgraded and built at national shipyards. In addition, we will promote various formats of joint development and manufacture of naval weapons based on the latest Russian pieces of armament,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.
The signed program aims to promote the Bal-E and Rubezh-ME coastal defense missile systems, various coastal surface and air surveillance radars, combat management systems, control and data exchange systems, shipborne radars, sonar and fire extinguishing equipment, as well as ship and submarine crew trainers. In addition, Rosoboronexport and Marine Instrumentation Corporation will offer foreign customers joint R&D projects on a wide range of subjects, the establishment of joint ventures and licensed production.
The Zvezda Kh-35 (Kayak) is a Russian turbojet subsonic cruise anti-ship missile. Bal/Bal-E is a coastal missile complex with Kh-35/Kh-35E missiles. It is designed to attack vessels up to 5,000 tonnes. The RS-26 Rubezh (Avangard) is a Russian solid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with a thermonuclear multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) or Maneuverable Reentry Vehicle (MARV) payload. The missile is also intended to be capable of carrying the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle.