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Russia Air Show: Putin vows to prioritize aerospace industries

08-18-2011 09:19 BJT

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has vowed to keep the development of Russia's national aerospace industries a top priority for his government. Putin on Wednesday inspected Moscow's International Aviation and Space Show at Zhukovsky air base outside the capital.

On show is Russia's first stealth fighter, the T-50. Putin said supporting aircraft manufacturers would be an "absolute strategic priority", and that a new aircraft-production center would be set up at Zhukovsky. The MAKS-2011 show features Russia's state-of-the art planes. Boeing, Airbus and other international aircraft makers have also sent their latest products to the event.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air
Force Alexander Zelin watch a display during the opening of the MAKS International
Aviation and Space Salon at Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow August 17, 2011.
REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A Sukhoi T-50 flies during a display at the opening of the MAKS International Aviation and
Space Salon at Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow August 17, 2011. The T-50, a joint project
between Russia and India, made its first public flight on Wednesday. [Photo/Agencies]

An F-15E performs on the Tenth Russia International Aerospace Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 16, 2011. The Exhibition will last for six days, with the participation of 793 companies from 40 nations and regions. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

A Mi-26T2 performs on the Tenth Russia International Aerospace Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 16, 2011. The Exhibition will last for six days, with the participation of 793 companies from 40 nations and regions. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

An Airbus A380 performs on the Tenth Russia International Aerospace Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 16, 2011. The Exhibition will last for six days, with the participation of 793 companies from 40 nations and regions. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

A Mi-26T2 performs on the Tenth Russia International Aerospace Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 16, 2011. The Exhibition will last for six days, with the participation of 793 companies from 40 nations and regions. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

An F-15E performs on the Tenth Russia International Aerospace Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 16, 2011. The Exhibition will last for six days, with the participation of 793 companies from 40 nations and regions. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

 

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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