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Russia rebuilds

On the eve of Moscow's biennial MAKS air show, Russian aviation stands on the brink of a revival. United Aircraft, established to oversee industry, is pushing aircraft programmes, Russian Helicopters is consolidating rotorcraft production, and the space sector is re-energised. We examine the results of the shake-up

MiG-35

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Contents
  • United stance - A new giant is set to dominate Russia's aerospace industry. Can it cope with domestic reform and still challenge the West?
  • Rotary revolution - Russia is renowned around the world for heavy helicopters. Now it is aiming to catch up in the light/medium market
  • Space renewal - A fresh vision is energising Russia's space programme after years of stagnation that followed the end of the Soviet Union
  • Russian airliners - EADS and Boeing firm up their Russian links

 

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