Russia's MAKS-2017 air show kicks off

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TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – The 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 has kicked off on Tue. in the Russian city of Zhukovsky, with Iranian firms in attendance.

According to Sputnik, the MAKS-2017, one of the world's largest aviation shows established 25 years ago, will be held in Zhukovsky, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-east of Moscow on July 18-23.

About 700 Russian and 180 foreign corporations and companies from 36 countries including Iran are expected to participate in the air show. The event is organized by Russia's Rostec corporation, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and will be visited by top Russian and foreign officials and businesspeople, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chair of the German Aerospace Center's (DLR) Executive Board Pascale Ehrenfreund.

One of the salon’s goals is to showcase Russian-made, high-tech equipment and demonstrate the openness of the Russian market to joint projects with foreign partners, the Russian news agency added.

The first day of the air show will be dedicated to the opening ceremony and visits by official delegations, including President Putin. The second and third days are reserved for business interactions and the last three days will be open to the public.

On Thursday, the leading Russia's and foreign military and aviation corporations, including aerobatics demonstration team of the United Arab Emirates Air Forces Fursan Al Emarat, aircraft of Russian Helicopters, civil and military aircraft of United Aircraft Corporation and Airbus Group, will showcase their latest advances.

Iran is taking part in the event with a delegation comprising academic figures, representatives from knowledge-based companies, and officials from Iranian Aviation Technology Development HQ. 

SPUTNIK/MNA

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