Greetings to guests and participants

Dear friends,

I congratulate you on the opening of the anniversary XV International Aerospace Salon!

MAKS is one of the leading platforms for demonstrating the latest achievements of Russian and foreign aircraft manufacturers.

Mutually beneficial contracts are concluded here, new business ties are formed and cooperation in the military and technical sphere is developing.

At the forum, you can also get acquainted with the innovative achievements of the enterprises of the domestic OPK (Defense Industrial Complex) in the field of aircraft engineering, astronautics, aviation weapons of distraction, anti-missile and air defense.

The platform of the aviation salon unites specialists and fans of aviation and space. Traditionally, people of all professions and ages gather here to watch a grandiose, exciting show performed by real aces.

I have no doubt that the aerobatics of the "Russkie Vityazi" ("Russian Knights"), "Stryzhi"

("Swifts"),"Sokoly Rossii" ("Falcons of Russia") and "Berkuty" ("Golden Eagles") will fill every visitor of the aviation forum with a sense of pride for the Russian military aviation.

I wish the organizers and participants of MAKS-2021 fruitful work, successful implementation of plans and ideas, and guests and spectators - bright unforgettable impressions!

Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation
General of the Army

Sergei Shoigu