Russian joint-stock company (JSC) under Rostec State (RSC), Rosoboronexport has signed a joint action programme with Marine Instrumentation.

Signed on 17 August, the programme comes under the framework of the VIII Army 2022 International Military and Technical Forum.

The joint effort aims to promote Russian naval equipment in the international market between 2022 and 2027.

Rosoboronexport director general Alexander Mikheev said: “Following the key trend in the global arms market, we have placed special emphasis in the programme on the expansion of industrial cooperation.

“Under the signed programme, 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.”

The different naval systems to be offered under this programme are Bal-E and Rubezh-ME coastal defence missile systems, surveillance systems, automated control systems, coastal surface and air surveillance radars, electronic warfare and navigation systems.

It also includes ship-borne radars, combat management systems (CMS), sonar and fire extinguishing equipment, control and data exchange systems and ship and submarine crew trainers.

According to Rosoboronexport, the systems and equipment can be integrated with submarines and surface vessels of the international customers.

The programme also includes establishment of joint ventures and carry out licensed production together with the international partners.

Furthermore, Rosoboronexport and Marine Instrumentation will also undertake joint research and development (R&D) projects, covering a variety of subjects, with its foreign customers.

In 2000, the President of the Russian Federation established Rosoboronexport as a single state-controlled special exporter and a federal state unitary enterprise (FSUE).