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Putin: Russia and South Africa are negotiating the supply of aircraft MC-21

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Putin: Russia and South Africa are negotiating the supply of aircraft MC-21

“It is planned to jointly produce an Ansat light multipurpose helicopter. A regional center for the maintenance of Russian helicopters (Mi-17) began operations in Johannesburg. Negotiations are underway to supply Russian passenger planes MC-21 to South Africa, ”Putin told reporters after talks with South African President Jacob Zuma at a press briefing, RIA reports.News».


MS is a project of a short-medium-haul passenger aircraft, which should replace the Tu-2017 and the Tu-154 family in the Russian passenger aircraft market by 204 and enter the international market. MC-21 aircraft are designed to carry passengers, baggage and cargo on domestic and international airlines.

The program for creating the MS-21 family is a project of the United Aircraft Corporation, the main executor of which is Irkut Corporation. The program is included in the federal target program “Development of civil aviation Russian technicians for 2002-2010 and for the period until 2015. ” The family includes two aircraft: MS-21-200 (150 seats), MS-21-300 (181 seats) in the basic two-class layout.

This year, 21 billion 12 million rubles will be allocated from the federal budget for the implementation of the program for creating airplanes of the MS-400 family.

In early March, it was reported that the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) began the development of a wide-body modification of the MC-21 aircraft.

Ansat is a Russian light multipurpose helicopter developed by the design bureau of Kazan Helicopter Plant OJSC. According to the developer, the "Ansat" helicopter with a PW 207K engine from Pratt & Whitney can be used to transport goods and passengers, be used for surveillance, search and rescue and medical evacuation operations. " It can accommodate up to nine passengers, carrying capacity - 1300 kg (inside the cabin). In addition, the developers presented the Ansat-2RTs light combat helicopter. The Russian Air Force is armed with four such vehicles.

The president also said that Russia is ready to provide credit support to South Africa in case of construction of nuclear power units by Russian specialists.

"Russia offers assistance in creating not just separate units in South Africa, but an entire advanced nuclear industry: from the extraction of raw materials, the construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors to the design and production of its own atomic electrical equipment with credit support from the Russian side," Putin said.

According to the head of the Russian state, a quantum-optical system to increase the accuracy of receiving the GLONASS signal in the southern hemisphere will be installed in South Africa.

“In South Africa, they will install a quantum-optical system to increase the accuracy of receiving the GLONASS signal in the southern hemisphere,” Putin said.

He also noted that the space center in South Africa will be used to receive data from a Russian satellite on the Radioastron project. The corresponding document was signed on Tuesday following the summit talks.

The International Astrophysical Observatory Radioastron was created by order of Roskosmos. The radio telescope should work in conjunction with the global terrestrial network of radio telescopes, forming a single ground-space interferometer of very high angular resolution.

With the help of Radioastron, scientists intend to study the processes inside active galactic nuclei and near supermassive black holes, dark matter, the structure and dynamics of star-forming regions in our Galaxy. In addition, the telescope should help to create a high-precision astronomical coordinate system and a high-precision model of the gravitational field of the Earth.

Russia and South Africa intend to increase by several times the volume of mutual trade, which in 2012 amounted to almost 1 billion dollars, the Russian president told reporters.

“Our countries have a good base for increasing cooperation. In 2012, turnover increased by 66,3% and reached nearly 1 billion dollars. In 2011, it was almost half as much, ”Putin said.

He stressed that in the medium term "they intend to increase the volume of mutual trade several times."

Putin said that Russian companies had attracted more than 1 billion dollars in mutually beneficial projects in South Africa.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 27 March 2013 11: 58
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    We enter new markets - it’s already good ....
    1. Zerstorer
      Zerstorer 27 March 2013 12: 52
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      Quote: svp67
      We enter new markets - it’s already good ....

      God forbid ... And then there is a chance that this project will turn out to be like SSJ-100.
      1. Evgeniy46
        Evgeniy46 27 March 2013 23: 36
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        Quote: Zerstorer
        God forbid ... And then there is a chance that this project will turn out to be like SSJ-100.

        And what is wrong? The other day, the 20th serial rose, in the KnAF workshops there is still 9 and, if I am not mistaken, there are aircraft kits up to the 39th inclusive
    2. sashka
      sashka 27 March 2013 14: 42
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      Quote: svp67
      We enter new markets - it’s already good ....

      What are the markets. Malaysia and China .. Balbes ... We cannot even "master" our own
  2. askort154
    askort154 27 March 2013 13: 08
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    This is still an advertisement., Which lags far behind
    reality, unfortunately. I would like to believe and hope that - "bye."
  3. andrejwz
    andrejwz 27 March 2013 14: 29
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    But the engines on both aircraft are Shtarovsky. ”“ Annoying. Nuno ourselves work in this direction, close the holes and try to go forward.
    1. Evgeniy46
      Evgeniy46 27 March 2013 23: 33
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      Quote: andrejwz
      But the engines on both aircraft are Shtarovsky. ”“ Annoying. Nuno ourselves work in this direction, close the holes and try to go forward.

      PD-14 for the MS-21 has become a regular?
  4. predator.3
    predator.3 27 March 2013 14: 56
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    At the BRICS summit, held in the southern African city of Durban, a scandal erupted. The local security service freely allowed Vladimir Putin into the building of the Chief Albert Lutuli press center, and the delegation accompanying him, including the guards, were less fortunate: they were cut off from the president and literally pushed out of the building, the conflict ended in a brawl, Moskovsky Komsomolets reports.

    South African guards wanted to x-ray the things of Putin's bodyguards. "The very secret suitcases that they always carry behind the president and do not let go of their hands for a second," the newspaper explains.

    The presidential guard, of course, objected. Due to insufficient English proficiency, they switched to sign language. “Our guard was pushing against the African with his chest, he was pushing back, in vain, that he was our chest. A powerful argument - an assault rifle on his shoulder - apparently gave the African determination, but he also pushed out our guards, ”writes MK. Even the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs, Sergei Ushakov, tried to escort the African guards.

    With a white face with anger, one of the president’s guards growled into the radio: “Call the Colonel!” It is not clear whether the intervention of the mysterious colonel helped, but after a few minutes the guards and members of the Putin delegation were nevertheless carried into the building, though from the back entrance through the car park.

    Against the background of what happened, the words of the Russian leader were rather ambiguous. At a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, he said: "Our foreign ministers are meeting, there are contacts through the Ministry of Defense, our security services are cooperating."
    http://news.rambler.ru/18230449/
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 27 March 2013 17: 24
      0
      Believe this yellowness. This is fake.
  5. gavko
    gavko 27 March 2013 20: 36
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    The MS-21 project has high expectations.
  6. spravochnik
    spravochnik 28 March 2013 22: 57
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    And unless on "Superjet" only US engines are. In my opinion it depends on the configuration depends. There is also a variant with the Franco-Russian one.
  7. spravochnik
    spravochnik 28 March 2013 22: 57
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    And unless on "Superjet" only US engines are. In my opinion it depends on the configuration depends. There is also a variant with the Franco-Russian one.
  8. spravochnik
    spravochnik 28 March 2013 22: 58
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    And unless on "Superjet" only US engines are. In my opinion it depends on the configuration. There is also a variant with the Franco-Russian one.