JSC Rosoboronexport - company of Rostechnologii group - ZAO ITT Inertial Technologies of Technokomplex, and Sagem (Safran group), announced today at MAKS 2011 international exhibition, at a ceremony attended by Vladimir Putin, President of the government of Russia, and Sergei Chemezov, Chief Executive of Rostekhnologii, the creation of RS Alliance, a joint venture, specialized in inertial navigation systems for military aircraft.
RS-Alliance will be a key manufacturer of defense equipment within the framework of a partnership with a major West European firm. This Joint venture will be based in Russia and operating under Russian law.
The joint venture has been formed primarily to manufacture the new fifth-generation LINS-100RS inertial navigation system, designed to provide military aircraft with high-precision navigation capabilities. A high performing autonomous navigation system, the LINS-100RS integrates latest-generation digital laser gyros.
Cooperation between Russia and France has steadily been building momentum, noted Anatoly Isaikin, director general of JSC Rosoboronexport: “The creation of the RS Alliance joint venture with Sagem is a striking example of this growing cooperation. Deployment of this project is extremely important for the development of economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries, particularly in this innovative high-tech segment.”
“This new joint venture will enable Sagem to foster the further development of collaboration with the Russian aviation industries,” said a delighted Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and CEO of Sagem. “Building on this new partnership, we are especially proud of our role as an active partner in the long-term governmental and industrial collaboration established by Russia and France.”
Rosoboronexport is the sole Russian company authorized to export the entire range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. The status of Rosoboronexport allows ensures official state support for all of its export transactions.
ZAO ITT (ZAO Inertial Technologies of Technokomplex) is one of Russia’s leading high-tech companies in the field of inertial navigation systems. ZAO ITT was established in 2005 from the state agency in charge of developing inertial navigations systems, JSC Ramenskoie Priborostroitelnoye Konstruktorskoye. Drawing on experience dating back to 1947, the company is now a leader in the Russian avionics sector.
Sagem, a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems.