Dear organizers, participants and guests of the XIII International Аviation and Space Salon “MAKS – 2017”!
During more than 20 years of its history, MAKS has gained the status not only of the prestigious international exhibition but also of one of the leading platforms for cooperation with foreign partners and discussion of global trends in the development of the aerospace industry. Within these years dozens of agreements and contracts in the area of military and technical cooperation had been signed at the Salon.
In many respects the success of the International Aviation and Space Salon is a merit of Russian industrial organizations and enterprises actively involved in its preparation and conduct.
Thanks to the saved-up powerful research and production potential of domestic producers, Russia by right keeps a leading position in the global markets of aircraft, helicopters and anti-aircraft weapons.
The wide nomenclature of the Russian military products presented at MAKS, as well as the opportunity to see the up-to-date military hardware in action traditionally attracts to the Salon the attention of foreign partners, experts and the mass media.
This year we also look forward to a highly topical business program of "MAKS – 2017" and hope for constructive talks with representatives of the official delegations arriving to the exhibition.
I wish all the participants fruitful work and success!
Director of the Federal Service
for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSМTC of Russia)