Greetings to guests and participants

On behalf of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, I welcome the participants and guests of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon.

Major international defense exhibitions held against the background of the coronavirus pandemic are the most important events in the field of military-technical cooperation, providing an opportunity for direct dialogue with potential customers and allowing them to present samples of weapons and military equipment including the ones shown in a flight display. Last but not least, thanks to the active exhibition marketing, the Russian Federation maintains an impressive portfolio of orders at the level of more than $ 50 billion which ensures a stable load of enterprises of the military-industrial complex.

Aviation equipment, air defense and missile defense systems and complexes are traditionally the most popular samples of Russian military products among our foreign partners. MAKS-2021 will become a platform for demonstrating a number of new products in this area of export which will set a new bar for combat effectiveness and reliability. There is no doubt that they will arouse the interest of both our traditional partners and new potential customers.

The MAKS Air Show provides for a rich business agenda, including conferences and round tables on topical issues of aviation and space technology, as well as an extensive flight program. The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia expects that fruitful negotiations and spectacular dynamic displays will serve for further promotion of the products of the domestic industry on the world market and will become another step towards our overall success.

I wish the participants of the exhibition constructive business communication.

Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation

Dmitry Shugaev