Military programs of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) do not depend on foreign suppliers; as for civil programs, UAC needs to keep and develop the international cooperation in the network of civil programs, Interfax – AVN reports with reference to the president of UAC, Mikhail Pogosyan.
"Speaking of military programs – all of our suppliers are Russian companies. The production of a small number of components delivered by suppliers located outside Russia will be launched in our country soon", - Pogosyan told journalists at Engineering Technologies international forum held in Zhukovsky. He added that UAC must keep the international cooperation in the network of civil programs.
"As for civil aviation, I think we must keep and develop the international cooperation, taking into account that many Russian companies are suppliers for western airframers", - Pogosyan said.
He also noted that Russian airframers are certifying their products and promoting them at the global market.
"We must use a balanced approach. Our goal is to increase the share of Russian-produced components in our civil aircraft", - Pogosyan said.
He added that civil aviation segment requires integration and a balanced approach. According to Pogosyan, the share of foreign-produced components delivered to UAC enterprises in the network of MS-21 project is lower as compared to Superjet project.
"We must develop aircraft able to compete at the global market", - Pogosyan said.